Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA, USA
3.90 Average Rating

Chartered in 1783, Dickinson College is a liberal arts college in southeast Pennsylvania and the first college founded after the American Revolution. Dickinson grants bachelor’s degrees in over 45 academic fields of study and all majors include the opportunity to complete a senior thesis or capstone project. In addition to classroom facilities, Dickinson is home to research institutes such as the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring. For those interested in the visual arts, Davidson hosts the Goodyear Gallery exhibiting student artwork and The Trout Gallery, a museum where students can learn about curating art shows. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
49%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2020
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
20%
Out-Of-State Students
77%
33%
Submitting ACT
48%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
2,382
Total Number of Undergrads
2,382
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
75%
20-39 Students
23%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
81%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
85%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$28,464
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$54,636
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$54,636
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,698
Books and Supplies
$1210

Aid & Grants

0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
12%
Average Aid Per Year
$34,171
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
12%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,365
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$33,079

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
48%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,769
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,700
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$223
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
138
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
100%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Red Devils
School Colors
Red/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Centennial Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Washington
Philadelphia
Boston
Harrisburg
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$64,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.90 Average Rating
Dickinson College is a place immersed in history. At Dickinson one will find that a change in ones previous schedule is necessary. Dickinson is a wonderful Liberal Arts Institution where all the students are challenged in many different ways.
Marcus from Bronx, NY
Dickinson is a unique college that stresses personal responsibility, sustainability on a small and large scale, and a global education. It allows for a diverse educational opportunity as well as giving students a great, small-town campus and a community. It definitely has its own flair and keeps students coming back for more.
Rachel from Pittsford, NY
Dickinson is a top-quality liberal arts institution that works to provide each student with as many opportunities as they possibly can. Academically, Dickinson is top of the line, and despite its size, it boasts huge number of wonderful opportunities for involvement and engagement of just about anything. What makes Dickinson a great college is its genuine strive to work with the students and for the students, the hallmark of a great undergraduate liberal arts college.
Morgan from Schuylkill Haven, PA
Great people, staff and students, who will go out of their way to make you feel at home. Great programs. And again, the people here are phenomenal.
Current Student
Dickinson College is a small, liberal arts school. It has a small community feeling, but it certainly doesn't feel like high school like I was worried about before coming here. While it does have a very diverse mix of students, most students tend to be preppy, sporty, and liberal.
A highly selective, diverse college. Everyone's needs and input are accomodated and highly valued. The ntimate community supports personal growth and academics.
Emma from Newville, PA
Dickinson is probably one of the best schools that prepares you for the world. It's curriculum is based on creating well rounded students that are being prepared for the real world. The campus is inviting and the calm atmosphere is a great place for a great academic, social, and growing experience.
Jessica from Inglewood, CA

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