Dickinson College

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School Overview

Dickinson College, located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, received its charter as a higher education institution in 1783. It was founded just a few days after the Treaty of Paris signing and is the sixteenth oldest college in the U.S. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was the original founder of Dickinson College. The college is named after John Dickinson, a signer of the Constitution and later a Governor of Pennsylvania.

Dickinson College is known well known for its well developed international study abroad programs and its rigorous curriculum. The college sponsors twelve study centers abroad and its global education approach has been recognized by the Association of International Educators, the American Council on Education and the NAFSA. In 2003, the NAFSA recognized Dickson for “Outstanding Campus Internalization” along with six other U.S. higher education institutions. Acceptance rates at Dickson continue to become more selective as its popularity grows. Annual average student enrollment is close to 2,400 and the college employs a full-time faculty of more than 180.

Dickinson College is not associated with Dickinson School of Law, which merged with Pennsylvania State University in 1997. Dickinson College is often mistaken for Farleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey and Dickinson State University in North Dakota.

General Information

Admission Office
PO Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013-2896
(717) 245-1231
(800) 644-1773
Fax: (717) 245-1442

Contact: Stephanie Balmer
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Main Address
PO Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013-2896
(717) 243-5121

www.dickinson.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 2,388
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 613
Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,364

Setting
Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $65

Online application fee: $65
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 44%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 92%


College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African Studies B
American Studies B
East Asian Studies B
Italian Studies B
Near/Middle Eastern Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Dance and music B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

International Business B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Italian B
Russian B
Spanish B

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General B
Prelaw B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Medieval/Renaissance Studies B
Neuroscience B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Policy Analysis B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Archaeology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Dickinson College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(717) 243-5121
Website:www.dickinson.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.dickinson.edu/homepage/279/apply
Address:College and Louther Streets, Carlisle, PA 17013-2896
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,420
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):86%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:2,420 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$51,205
Out-of-state Tuition:$51,205
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:78%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$29,967

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Dickinson College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Dickinson College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies7
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics5
History1
Legal Professions and Studies1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Natural Resources and Conservation2
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences3
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences6
Visual and Performing Arts3
Grand total40

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Dickinson College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Dickinson College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$51,205
Out-of-state$51,205
Books and supplies$1,130

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid56778%
Grant or scholarship aid53773%$29,967
Student loan aid34147%$6,110

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,73071%$30,135
Federal student loans1,00341%$5,691

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Dickinson College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Dickinson College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants6,1722,5753,597
Percent admitted100%39%46%
Percent admitted who enrolled10%10%10%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Dickinson College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment2,420
Undergraduate enrollment2,420
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Dickinson College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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