Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA

Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$56,523

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

8

students

1

faculty

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,776
Declined 2,599
Total Received 5,375
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Private

2,217

undergraduate students

9

graduate students

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School Facts

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

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,226
Established in 1783
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

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
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
43%
Top 1/4
73%
Top 1/2
96%
Bottom 1/2
4%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

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

Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,776
Declined 2,599
Total Received 5,375

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School Record
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Completion of college-prepatory program

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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

72%

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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Financial Aid

80%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$37,996

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $55,948
Room $7,566
Board $7,106
Additional fees $575
Books & supplies $1,324
Total $72,519
Average Financial Aid - $37,996
Total with Avg. Aid $34,523

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,839,170
State $316,359
Institutional $53,927,428
Other external $656,688
Total $56,739,645

Non-need-based

Federal $1,361,506
State $3,326
Institutional $3,833,368
Other external $554,808
Total $5,753,008
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming
Tennis
Track and field indoor
Track and field x country
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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Centennial Conference, Eastern College Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African Studies.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Anthropology, General.
Archeology.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Chemistry, General.
Computer Science.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
East Asian Studies.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
French Language and Literature.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Language and Literature.
History, General.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Relations and Affairs.
Italian Studies.
Jewish/Judaic Studies.
Latin American Studies.
Mathematics, General.
Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Music, General.
Near and Middle Eastern Studies.
Neuroscience.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Russian Language and Literature.
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Women's Studies.
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Most Popular Majors

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

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

2,226

total students

24%

in-state

76%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,217
students

Female
57%
1,270

Male
43%
947

0%

9
students

Female
44%
4

Male
56%
5

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

2,112
students

Female
57%
1,202

Male
43%
910

5%

105
students

Female
65%
68

Male
35%
37

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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
8%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

7%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: April 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

16

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

16

semester hours

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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
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