Dickinson College Admissions

Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Dickinson College
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Dickinson College is a somewhat selective school--just over half of those who apply will not be admitted. Students generally will need solid grades and an impressive resume in order to be accepted to the school. Dickinson uses the Common Application, which students can fill out online. The school is test-optional, meaning that prospective students are not required to submit scores from the SAT or ACT.

Require application materials include high school transcripts and letters of recommendation. For updated information, and to start an application, be sure to check out Dickinson's website!

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Admissions Data (2015)

Dickinson College Description

Dickinson College is a highly ranked liberal arts college located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The college has an impressive 9 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 15, so students can expect a lot of interaction with the faculty. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Dickinson College was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Chartered in 1783 and named after a signer of the Constitution, the college has a long and rich history. For student athletes, the Dickinson College Red Devils compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference. The college fields ten men's and eleven women's intercollegiate sports. They have had over 200 student-athletes named All-American.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 2,356 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $51,205
  • Books: $1,130 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,794
  • Other Expenses: $1,650
  • Total Cost: $66,779

Dickinson College Financial Aid (2014 - 15)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 75%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 71%
    • Loans: 51%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $28,127
    • Loans: $6,561

Academic Programs

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 92%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 81%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 85%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Swimming, Tennis, Squash, Cross Country, Basketball, Golf, Track and Field, Baseball, Lacrosse, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Track and Field, Lacrosse, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Cross Country

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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