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Tuition & Fees

$49,489

$49,489

not including room and board

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Selective

48%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,742
Declined + 2,958
Total Received 5,700
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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1  :  9

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. International Business/management
  2. Political Science
  3. Biology
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School Facts

Dickinson, chartered in 1783, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 180-acre main campus is located in Carlisle, PA.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,364
Established in 1783
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

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Codes

SAT 2186
ACT 3550

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

2,364

undergraduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
19%
600-699
52%
500-599
27%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
23%
600-699
57%
500-599
18%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
19%
600-699
56%
500-599
24%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
46%
24-29
53%
18-23
1%
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Carlisle, PA

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Carlisle, PA

180-acre main campus in Carlisle (population: 18,927), 18 miles from Harrisburg; 50-acre recreational area located close by and 190-acre farm located six miles from main campus. Served by bus; airport and train serve Harrisburg. School operates transportation to airport and train station during busy times.

Dickinson College
28 North College Street
Carlisle, PA 17013-2896

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
94%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 14% of male students
 
5 sororities 18% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
46%
Top 1/4
80%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
19%
600-699
52%
500-599
27%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
23%
600-699
57%
500-599
18%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
19%
600-699
56%
500-599
24%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
46%
24-29
53%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Recommended

Selective

48%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,742
Declined + 2,958
Total Received 5,700

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Volunteer Work

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Standardized test scores
State residency
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Catherine Davenport
Dean of Admissions
P: 800 644-1773
F: 717 245-1442
admissions@dickinson.edu

Cost

Tuition $49,014
Room $6,376
Board $5,986
Additional fees $475
Books & supplies $1,090
Total $62,941
Average Financial Aid - $38,290
Total with Avg. Aid $24,651

Financial Aid

96%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$38,290

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,627,035
State $452,259
Institutional $37,371,309
Other external $849,181
Total $40,299,784

Non-need-based

Federal $1,713,077
State $8,010
Institutional $3,861,105
Other external $594,019
Total $6,176,211

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Centennial Conference (Division III), Eastern College Athletic Conference
Mascot
Red Devils
School colors
red and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Archaeology
Art/Art History
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Chemistry
Classical Studies
Computer Science
Dance
East Asian Studies
Economics
Educational Studies
English
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
French
Geology
German
History
International Business/Management
International Studies
Italian Studies
Judaic Studies
Latin American/Latino/Caribbean Studies
Law/Policy
Mathematics
Medieval/Early Modern Studies
Middle Eastern Studies
Music
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Policy Management
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Russian
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre Arts
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

100%

2,364
students

Female
58%
1,373

Male
42%
991

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

98%

2,332
students

Female
59%
1,359

Male
41%
973

undergraduatePart-time

2%

32
students

Female
44%
14

Male
56%
18

Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

25%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

16

courses

Minimum transfers must complete

16

courses

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

69%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 41
Countries most often represented Argentina
China
Germany
Japan
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Kimberly LeBlanc
Director of Admissions Operations
717 245-1335
leblanck@dickinson.edu

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