Tuition & Fees

$56,423

$56,423

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
21%
600-699
60%
500-599
18%
400-499
1%
700-800
27%
600-699
45%
500-599
27%
400-499
1%
700-800
23%
600-699
54%
500-599
21%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
49%
24-29
46%
18-23
5%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Selective

49%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,070
Declined + 3,178
Total Received 6,248
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Private (nonprofit)

2,399

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. International Business/management
  2. Economics
  3. Political Science
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Codes

SAT 2186
ACT 3550

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Location

School Facts

Dickinson College, chartered in 1783, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 144-acre main campus is located in Carlisle, PA.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,399
Established in 1783
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

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Carlisle, PA

144-acre campus in Carlisle (population: 19,259), 18 miles from Harrisburg; and 190-acre farm located six miles from main campus. School operates transportation to Harrisburg airport and train station during busy times.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
100%
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

 
3 fraternities 4% of male students
 
6 sororities 25% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
41%
Top 1/4
74%
Top 1/2
96%
Bottom 1/2
4%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
21%
600-699
60%
500-599
18%
400-499
1%
700-800
27%
600-699
45%
500-599
27%
400-499
1%
700-800
23%
600-699
54%
500-599
21%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
49%
24-29
46%
18-23
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
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

49%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,070
Declined + 3,178
Total Received 6,248

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
VP Enrollment Management and Dean of Admissions
P: 800 644-1773
F: 717 245-1442
admissions@dickinson.edu

Financial Aid

98%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$48,116

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $55,948
Room $7,310
Board $6,866
Additional fees $475
Books & supplies $1,250
Total $71,849
Average Financial Aid - $48,116
Total with Avg. Aid $23,733

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,844,211
State $349,255
Institutional $56,012,891
Other external $883,761
Total $59,090,118

Non-need-based

Federal $1,378,519
State
Institutional $4,288,031
Other external $281,878
Total $5,948,428
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
January 15

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
January 15

State aid form
January 15

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
January 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

State aid form

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Financial Aid Office

P: 717 245-1308
F: 717 245-1972
finaid@dickinson.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Leah Young
Director of Financial Aid
youngle@dickinson.edu

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

Club Sports - Men's

Alpine Skiing, Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cricket, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Hiking, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Alpine Skiing, Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cricket, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Hiking, Ice Hockey, Martial Arts, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Joel Quattrone (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Centennial Conference, Eastern College Athletic Conference
Mascot
Red Devils
School colors
red and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Archaeology
Art/Art History
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Chemistry
Classical Studies
Computer Science
Dance
Earth Science
East Asian Studies
Economics
Educational Studies
English
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
French
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
Political Science
Psychology
Quantitative Economics
Religion
Russian
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre Arts
Women's/Gender Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. International Business/management
  2. Economics
  3. Political Science

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,399

total students

23%

in-state

77%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,399
students

Female
58%
1,392

Male
42%
1,007

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

2,361
students

Female
58%
1,368

Male
42%
993

2%

38
students

Female
64%
24

Male
36%
14

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Student Break-down

14%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
63%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
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

24%

Transfer applicants accepted

36%

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

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

16

semester hours

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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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

71%

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 49
Countries most often represented China
India
Nepal
Pakistan
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Brian Atkins
Director of International Admissions
717 245-1325
studyusa@dickinson.edu

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