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Tuition & Fees

$47,717

$47,717

not including room and board

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Selective

44%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,589
Declined + 3,237
Total Received 5,826
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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1  :  9

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. International Business/management
  2. Biology
  3. Political Science
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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 2,494
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)

2,396

undergraduate students

98

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
18%
600-699
53%
500-599
25%
400-499
3%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
22%
600-699
55%
500-599
20%
400-499
2%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
17%
600-699
57%
500-599
22%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
36%
24-29
60%
18-23
4%
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Carlisle, PA

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Carlisle, PA

180-acre main campus in Carlisle (population: 18,880), 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
95%
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 12% of male students
 
5 sororities 20% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
46%
Top 1/4
78%
Top 1/2
93%
Bottom 1/2
7%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
18%
600-699
53%
500-599
25%
400-499
3%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
22%
600-699
55%
500-599
20%
400-499
2%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
17%
600-699
57%
500-599
22%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
36%
24-29
60%
18-23
4%

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

44%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,589
Declined + 3,237
Total Received 5,826

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

Stephanie Balmer
Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing and Communications/Dean of Admissions
P: 800 644-1773
F: 717 245-1442
admissions@dickinson.edu

Cost

Tuition $47,242
Room $6,174
Board $5,798
Additional fees $475
Books & supplies $1,050
Total $60,739
Average Financial Aid - $36,427
Total with Avg. Aid $24,312

Financial Aid

96%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$36,427

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,437,502
State $471,137
Institutional $36,753,248
Other external $879,484
Total $39,541,371

Non-need-based

Federal $1,344,514
State $0
Institutional $4,062,195
Other external $512,481
Total $5,919,190

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

96%

2,396
students

Female
56%
1,342

Male
44%
1,054

Graduate

4%

98
students

Female
63%
62

Male
37%
36

undergraduateFull-time

98%

2,356
students

Female
57%
1,321

Male
43%
1,035

undergraduatePart-time

2%

40
students

Female
53%
21

Male
47%
19

Student Break-down

7%
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
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

27%

Transfer applicants accepted

40%

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

68%

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 44
Countries most often represented Bulgaria
China
Great Britain
New Zealand
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
717 245-1375
leblanck@dickinson.edu

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