Dickinson College

28 N College St, Carlisle, United States
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Overview of Dickinson College

About this school

Dickinson, founded in 1773, is a private, liberal arts college. Conceived during the American Revolution, Dickinson was the first college chartered in the newly recognized U.S. Although it is steeped in history, Dickinson is confident of the future, enterprising in its approach to contemporary challenges and practical in its educational program. Dickinson asks its students constantly to challenge what is safe and comfortable, meeting the future with a voice that reflects America and engages the world. Its program requires students to cross the traditional borders of academic discipline to witness the interrelated nature of knowledge and to extend their studies off-campus through one of the school's 11 study centers abroad, by participating in internships, through field studies and through service to the community. Dickinson is best known for its unique approach to science education and for its outstanding and comprehensive international education program. While firmly rooted in the liberal arts, Dickinson's major in international business and its commitment to providing students with a useful education clearly set the college on a path that is future-oriented. Its 114-acre campus is located in Carlisle, 18 miles from Harrisburg. The oldest campus building, completed in 1804, is a registered National Historic Landmark.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,382
    • Men:997 Men (41.9%)
    • Women:1,385 Women (58.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Dickinson College is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Recommended
January 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 1773
City, State, Zip
Carlisle, PA 17013-2896
Phone
(717) 245-1231
Fax
(717) 245-1442
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 23
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
February 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
49% of 5,941 applicants were admitted
Women
49% of 3,537 applicants were admitted
Men
48% of 2,404 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
624 (22%) of 2,894 admitted students enrolled
Women
358 (21%) of 1,730 admitted students enrolled
Men
266 (23%) of 1,164 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
663 average |610-720 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
33%
• Score 600 - 700
49%
• Score 500 - 600
17%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
27%
• Score 600 - 700
61%
• Score 500 - 600
12%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
29 average |27-32 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
51%
• Score 24 - 29
45%
• Score 18 - 23
4%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $52,930 (76.66%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,236 (19.17%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,170 (1.69%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,710 (2.48%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Dickinson College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 15 | Final deadline January 15
Award Notification Date
On or about March 23
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003253
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
422 (69.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
375 (88.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
374 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
344 (92.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
99%
Average Award
$44,642
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 362 (96.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $40,052
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 341 (91.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,678
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 22 (5.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
64 (10.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,343

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,428 (61.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,331 (93.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,328 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,020 (76.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
98%
Average Award
$45,710
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,306 (98.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $39,595
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,232 (92.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,329
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 66 (5.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
359 (15.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,287

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
54%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$25,881
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Military Science
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,277

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


225

Part-Time Faculty


58

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


73%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 33% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 45% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 17% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,291,419
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1750
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Dickinson College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


90.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


80.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


83%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


83.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (42)


  • African Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • 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
  • 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
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


Engineering, international studies with Johns Hopkins University

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Not reported

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    18,880

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    Harrisburg

    Campus Size


    144 acres

    Weather


    Temperature
    21.2 average low in January, 81.2 average high in September
    Rain
    125 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Bus Station
    1 mile(s) from campus in Carlisle
    Nearest Train Station
    20 mile(s) from campus in Harrisburg

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Coed housing, disabled student housing

    Students of College Housing


    95% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Students required to live on campus through senior year

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    5%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division III
    Mascot
    Red Devil
    School Colors
    Red and white

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Field Hockey
    Football
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Squash
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Field Hockey
    Football
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Squash
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    badminton, basketball, field hockey, football, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, squash, tennis, volleyball

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Dickinson College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, multi-organization board, outing club, student senate, admissions volunteers, wdcv radio station

    Sororities


    27% of women participate

    Fraternities


    16% of men participate

    ROTC


    Army ROTC offered on campus

    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    2,346

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    2,382
    Women
    1,385
    Men
    997

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 4.1% Asian
    • 5.5% Black/African-American
    • 9.6% Hispanic/Latino
    • 4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 75.4% White
    • 1.0% Unknown

    International Students


    12.4% from 44 countries

    Average Age


    20

    Number of Graduate Students


    Not reported

    Student Resources

    Study resources