Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA
University Website: www.dickinson.edu
Apply Online: www.dickinson.edu/admissions/apply/
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Dickinson College is a private, residential liberal arts college in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States. Originally established as a grammar school in 1773, Dickinson was chartered September 9, 1783, five days after the signing of the Treaty of Paris, making it the first college to be founded in the newly recognized United States. Dickinson was founded by Benjamin Rush, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and originally named "John and Mary's College" in honor of a signer of the Constitution, John Dickinson, who was later the President of Pennsylvania and his wife, Mary Norris Dickinson, who donated much of her extensive personal library, combined with John Dickinson's library, to the school. Dickinson College is America's 16th oldest college.

With over 180 full-time faculty members and an enrollment of nearly 2,400 students, Dickinson is known for its curriculum and international education programs. Dickinson sponsors 12 study centers in other countries and its approach to global education has received national recognition from the American Council on Education and NAFSA: Association of International Educators. The college was among six institutions profiled in depth by NAFSA for "Outstanding Campus Internationalization" in 2003 The 42% acceptance rate for the Class of 2011 is Dickinson's lowest ever, and the College's nearly 6,000 applications put it amongst the top liberal arts colleges nationwide. In 2007 Dickinson's endowment topped $300 million, more than double its total from ten years before.

Dickinson College is not to be confused with the Dickinson School of Law, which abuts the campus but has not been associated with the college since the late 19th century. The law school merged with Pennsylvania State University in 1997, and its students study at both the Carlisle and State College campuses.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $42,610.00 avg tuition

College and Louther Streets
Carlisle, PA 17013-2896
(717) 243-5121

Apply online Admissions:
www.dickinson.edu/admissions/
Financial Aid:
www.dickinson.edu/student-life/re..

Areas of Study:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Dickinson College

Statistics:
Applied 6,067
Admitted 2,543 42%
Enrolled total 652
Full Time: 652
Part Time 0
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 600 690
SAT Math 590 680
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 600 690
ACT Composite 27 30
ACT English 0 0
ACT Math 0 0
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 90%
4-year graduation rate 79%
6-year graduation rate 84%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Required
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Recommended
Admission Test Scores Recommended
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Dickinson College

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $42,610.00 $42,610.00 $42,610.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $450.00 $450.00 $450.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,333.00 $1,333.00 $1,333.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $10,800.00 $10,800.00 $1,500.00
Other Expenses $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $65.00
Graduate Application Fee $0.00
Books and Supplies $1,000.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 74%
Percent receiving grant aid 72%
Avg amount of grant aid $26,535.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 49%
Avg amount of student loan aid $5,792.00

Dickinson College

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
African Studies X
American/United States Studies/Civilization X
East Asian Studies X
Italian Studies X
Latin American Studies X
Near and Middle Eastern Studies X
Women's Studies X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology X
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
Neuroscience X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
International Business/Trade/Commerce X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer and Information Sciences, General X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
French Language and Literature X
German Language and Literature X
Russian Language and Literature X
Spanish Language and Literature X
HISTORY
History, General X
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES
Legal Studies, General X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Science X
Environmental Studies X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Jewish/Judaic Studies X
Philosophy X
Religion/Religious Studies X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X
Geology/Earth Science, General X
Physics, General X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Public Policy Analysis, General X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X
Archeology X
Economics, General X
International Relations and Affairs X
Political Science and Government, General X
Sociology X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art/Art Studies, General X
Dance, General X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X
Music, General X

Dickinson College Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
IES Merit-Based Scholarship for Under-Represented Students Up to $5,000 April 01, 2017

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