2,382
Students
Financial aid thermometer
45,710
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
48
48%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Dickinson College is a 4-year institution located in Carlisle, PA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 1773
Admissions Office
Carlisle, PA  17013-2896
United States
Contact Catherine Davenport
Dean of Admissions
Email: admissions@dickinson.edu
Phone: 717-245-1231
Fax: 717-245-1442

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
Social And Philosophical Foundations Of Education Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/Judaic Studies Checkmark
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,941
Applied
2,894
Accepted
2,382
Enrolled
49%
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Female Admissions

3,537
Females Applied
1,730
Females Accepted
49%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,404
Males Applied
1,164
Males Accepted
48%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

65
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3
Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th March 23rd
Early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Other early decision plan December 1st February 15th
Transfer April 1st May 15th Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 657 620 700
SAT Math 663 610 720
ACT Composite 29 27 32

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

54,186
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Fees

450
Full-time student fees
13,698
Room & board
7,064
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

45,710
Avg. Financial Aid Package
44,642
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
36,361
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,933
Avg. Loan Aid
10,287
Avg. Grant Aid
39,595
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
98%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
77%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,382
Total undergrad students
12%
International Students
79%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.38%
Black or African American 4.79%
White or Caucasian 65.93%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.09%
Asian 3.55%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.09%
Two or more races 3.68%
Other 0.9%

Gender

Male (41.86%)
Female (58.14%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 95%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
All College Formal, Spring Fest and Relay for Life

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
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Most popular organizations:
Multi-Organization Board, Outing Club, Student Senate, Admissions Volunteers and WDCV Radio Station

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing No Checkmark No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing No Checkmark No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No Division 3 No
Squash Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No

Faculty

283
Total Faculty
9:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 225
Part-time - 58
Male - 146
Female - 137