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Tuition & Fees

$52,955

$52,955

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
20%
600-699
54%
500-599
24%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
28%
600-699
51%
500-599
20%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
23%
600-699
54%
500-599
21%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
48%
24-29
50%
18-23
2%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1
9

teacher

students

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Selective

43%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,667
Declined + 3,505
Total Received 6,172
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Private (nonprofit)

2,420

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. International Business/management
  2. Psychology
  3. Economics
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Codes

SAT 2186
ACT 3550

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School Facts

Dickinson, 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 2,420
Established in 1783
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

Carlisle, PA

144-acre campus in Carlisle (population: 19,162), 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

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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

 
5 fraternities 17% of male students
 
5 sororities 27% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
48%
Top 1/4
82%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
20%
600-699
54%
500-599
24%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
28%
600-699
51%
500-599
20%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
23%
600-699
54%
500-599
21%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
48%
24-29
50%
18-23
2%

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

43%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,667
Declined + 3,505
Total Received 6,172

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 $52,480
Room $6,826
Board $6,410
Additional fees $475
Books & supplies $1,170
Total $67,361
Average Financial Aid - $43,737
Total with Avg. Aid $23,624

Financial Aid

98%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$43,737

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,683,385
State $489,736
Institutional $44,964,988
Other external $971,140
Total $48,109,249

Non-need-based

Federal $1,504,619
State $9,574
Institutional $4,678,082
Other external $425,620
Total $6,617,895

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
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
Policy Management
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Russian
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre Arts
Women's/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

100%

2,420
students

Female
59%
1,420

Male
41%
1,000

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

98%

2,376
students

Female
59%
1,390

Male
41%
986

undergraduatePart-time

2%

44
students

Female
69%
30

Male
31%
14

Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
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

26%

Transfer applicants accepted

37%

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
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

70%

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 43
Countries most often represented China
India
Nepal
Singapore
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

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

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