Dartmouth College, a member of the Ivy League and at the “forefront of US higher education since 1769,” has joined the elite group of US universities and colleges that offer need-blind admissions to international students.
From Dartmouth’s news release:
“Need-blind admissions for International Students
Starting immediately with the Class of 2012, the College will extend its need-blind admissions policy to all international students. Previously the College was need-blind for students from the U.S. as well as those from Canada and Mexico and provided financial aid to other international students up to a preset budget maximum. This cap will now be lifted and Dartmouth will join a very small group of schools that have a fully need-blind admissions process for international students.”
Under a need-blind admissions policy, a school reviews a students application for admission without considering the student’s ability to pay. Then if the student is admitted, the school must make the tuition affordable by meeting the student’s demonstrated financial need for all four years of their undergraduate study, through a combination of grants and loans. Dartmouth will become the 7th US school offering need-blind admission, joining MIT, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Williams College and Middlebury College.
Visit InternationalStudent.com’s Schools Awarding Aid page to see more on the US colleges and universities that offer aid to international students.
Read the entire press release on Dartmouth’s website.