Dickinson College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, which is a predominantly rural area. Enrollment at Dickinson College is nearly two thousand annually.
A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Social Sciences
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Students applying for admission are usually required to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. A SAT or ACT exam is required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 1790 to 2060 on the SAT and between 27 to 30 on the ACT is common among students accepted to this school. This school has an acceptance rate of around 42% of which only 26% chose to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found here.
The cost of tuition is nearly $47,000, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to use the school's tuition calculator to better estimate their cost of attending this school. Housing may be available for students who wish to live on-campus at an estimated cost of $6,100 per year. Some students at Dickinson College may be eligible for financial aid, which is generally offered as grants or student loans.
The Dickinson College Red Devils participate in several athletic programs, with competitions managed and overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs available include:
- Baseball (NCAA Division III)
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)
- Football (NCAA Division III)
Contact information, financial aid information, areas of study offered, and much more can be viewed on school's website at http://www.dickinson.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the students Dickinson College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Dickinson College has a total student population of about 2,400. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 30% enrolling as graduate students and 100% as undergraduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $49,000-$59,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- Per unit charges are around $1,700 for part time students
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||75%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||71%||$28,127|
|Receiving Student Loans||51%||$6,561|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Dickinson College may provide student services like:
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Assistance to find work
- Day care
Dickinson College has a high graduation rate when compared to nearby similar schools.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||83%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||2%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.3%|
Dickinson College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Centennial Conference)
- Basketball (Centennial Conference)
- Field Hockey
- Football (Centennial Conference)
- Track and Field, Indoor
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Dickinson College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Legal Professions and Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Dickinson College.
- Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in Shippensburg, PA (20 miles away)
- Millersville University of Pennsylvania in Millersville, PA (46 miles away)
- Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV (62 miles away)
- Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania in Lock Haven, PA (66 miles away)
- Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in Bloomsburg, PA (68 miles away)
See a list of all the colleges and universities by clicking on one of the links below:
- Review a complete list of all the Pennsylvania colleges
- Get a list of all private colleges in Pennsylvania
- See all the liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania
Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Dickinson College for official up-to-date information.