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Dickinson College

School Profile

  • Dickinson CollegePrivate Four-year Liberal Arts College in Carlisle, PA
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  • Acceptance Rate: 44%
  • Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 2,388
First-year Undergraduate Students: 613
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 2,364

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of African Studies
  • Bachelor of American Studies
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Archaeology
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Dance and music
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of East Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Italian
  • Bachelor of Italian Studies
  • Bachelor of Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Bachelor of Law & Legal Studies - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Medieval/Renaissance Studies
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Near/Middle Eastern Studies
  • Bachelor of Neuroscience
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Prelaw
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Policy Analysis
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Russian
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $40,139
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $40,139

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • Recommended: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT
  • ACT: Considered but not Required
  • Considered if Submitted: SAT Subject Tests
  • SAT Reasoning Test: Recommended
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 600
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 250
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 100
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 623
  • Average TOEFL Score (Computer-based): 261
  • TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 103


Member: NCAA
Team name: Red Devils


  • Ranked #47 National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Ranked #53 High School Counselor Rankings

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Admissions Address

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

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 48%
Early decision acceptance rate 73%
Early action acceptance rate 60%
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 36%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 5,033
Female applicants 2,895
Male applicants 2,138
Applicants accepted 2,405
Female applicants accepted 1,426
Male applicants accepted 979
Freshman enrollment 658
Female freshman enrollment 355
Male freshman enrollment 303
Early decision applicants 405
Early decision applicants accepted 297
Early decision applicants enrolled 287
Early action applicants 1,783
Early action applicants accepted 1,078
Early action applicants enrolled 192
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 73%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 1,022
Students accepting place on wait list 425
Students accepted from wait list 12

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 28%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA N/A
Average high school GPA N/A
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A
GPA breakdown N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 58%
SAT Critical Reading average score 641
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 600-680
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 641
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 600-688
SAT Writing average score 636
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 590-690
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 21%
Average ACT Composite score 29
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 27-30
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A

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