Dickinson College


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Pennsylvania


Dickinson College is a highly ranked liberal arts college located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The college has an impressive 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 17, 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.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Economics, English, History, International Business, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2388
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 2388
Faculty: 209

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1

Percent Male: 45%
Percent Female: 55%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 78%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 82%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

College and Louther Streets
Carlisle Pennsylvania 17013

Website: http://www.dickinson.edu

Main Email: transfer@dickinson.edu

Main Phone: 717-243-3512

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Dottie Scheneman
Director, Transfer Admissions
(717) 245-1231

Transfer Services Contact:

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Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
There is a minimum requirement of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for transfer.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Previous academic work which has been satisfactorily completed with a grade of C or better (2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale) in a program of study that reasonably parallels the curriculum at Dickinson College will be evaluated for credit.

Credits (Min/Max):
Among the academic regulations applicable to transfer applicants is the requirement that at least 16 courses be taken through Dickinson, the last 12 must be taken while the student is matriculated with an approved major field of concentration.

Test Scores for Applying:
The submission of standardized test scores is not required.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Dickinson requires you submit a statement of good standing from your previous institution, a reason for transfer and a recommendation from a professor.

Essay(s) required:
The submission of an essay is required with your application, which helps us become acquainted with you, apart from courses, grades, test scores and other objective data.

Application Fee:
There is a $65 nonrefundable application fee.

Other Requirements:

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Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 27 30
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 600 690
Math 590 680
Writing 600 690

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 123

Transfers Accepted: 39

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 32%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 42%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -10%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2009


Books: 1000

Other Expenses: 1500

Room and Board: 10800

Tuition and Fees: 43060

Total Cost: 56360

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Dickinson College sponsors a competitive scholarship, valued at $15,000 per year for community-college graduates in good standing in Phi Theta Kappa. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5737

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 67%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 62%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 52%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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