Top 2 Dartmouth Admissions Essays - Study Notes

The context of your academic success is a significant factor in determining your overall competitiveness as an applicant. The top applicants take the most rigorous curriculum available at their high schools. Furthermore, by achieving high grades, they demonstrate their ability to thrive in Dartmouth’s challenging academic environment. Dartmouth embraces a holistic approach to the admission process and is committed to reviewing all aspects of your application. Keep in mind; it received 20,507 undergraduate applications for the class of 2019. Only 2,250 or 10.9% were offered admission and 91% were ranked in the top 10% of their high school graduating class with an average SAT score of 720 in critical reasoning, 725 in math, and an average ACT score of 32. Your essays are your opportunity to pull away from this extremely competitive applicant pool.

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Dartmouth (Tuck) Admissions Essays for 2011-2012 | Veritas Prep
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The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College has made a few tweaks to its admissions essays this season. The admissions committee has put a small “spin” on the conventional essay where students are to outline their career goals and explaining their need for a Tuck MBA specifically. Now, you will be asked to explain how you envision yourself as a “wise leader,” which we will discuss in our analysis. For its second required essay, the school has long been asking applicants to discuss leadership, but this year, it has pivoted away from that topic to focus on diversity instead. Thereafter, you have the opportunity to craft an optional essay to mitigate any weaknesses in your candidacy, if any such issues exist. We believe that with these options, applicants should be able to present a well-rounded picture of themselves to the admissions committee. Now we will delve more deeply into each of the individual prompts…