Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA

Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$58,680

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
28%
600-699
59%
500-599
13%
700-800
33%
600-699
52%
500-599
15%
30-36
57%
24-29
40%
18-23
3%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

8

students

1

faculty

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Selective

40%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,574
Declined 3,852
Total Received 6,426
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Private

2,133

undergraduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,133
Established in 1773
Coeducational Coeducational

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: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Harrisburg
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Harrisburg International

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
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Multi-Organization Board
  • Outing Club
  • Student Senate
  • Admissions Volunteers
  • WDCV Radio Station

Top Events

  • All College Formal
  • Spring Fest
  • Relay for Life
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
42%
Top 1/4
72%
Top 1/2
96%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
28%
600-699
59%
500-599
13%
700-800
33%
600-699
52%
500-599
15%
30-36
57%
24-29
40%
18-23
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $65
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes

Selective

40%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,574
Declined 3,852
Total Received 6,426

Admissions Factors

Very Important

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
volunteer work

Important

alumni/ae relation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
state residency
standardized test scores
work experience

Considered

first generation

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 46
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

84%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,896

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $58,130
Room & board $14,672
Additional fees $550
Total $73,352
Average Financial Aid - $5,896
Total with Avg. Aid $67,456
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
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

Intramural Sports Men

Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
African Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Archeology
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer Science
Dance, General
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
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Latin American Studies
Legal Studies, General
Mathematics, General
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Music, General
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

2,133

total students

25%

in-state

75%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,133
students

Female
57%
1,226

Male
43%
907

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

2,107
students

Female
58%
1,208

Male
42%
899

2%

26
students

Female
70%
18

Male
30%
8

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 87%
Student 4 year graduation rate 80%
Student 5 year graduation rate 3%
Student 6 year graduation rate 0%

Student Break-down

13%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
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

23

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: April 1

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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