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  • Dickinson College
  • General Address :
  • College and Louther Streets
    Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013
    Phone: (717) 243-5121
  • Institution Type :
  • Private , 4-year
  • Student Population:
  • 1,000-5,000 students

  • Awards Offered:
  • Certificate
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  • About the School:
  • Dickinson College was created explicitly for high purposes- to prepare young people, by means of a useful education in the liberal arts and sciences, for engaged lives of citizenship and leadership in the service of society. Founded by Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the college was chartered in 1783, just days after the conclusion of the American Revolution with the specific purpose of preparing the citizens and leaders who would ensure the success of the new democracy. It was to offer a distinctively original form of American education - one that was rigorously rooted in the traditional liberal arts and was, at the same time, innovative, forward-looking and ultimately useful. It was a revolutionary education designed for a revolutionary age.

    As we face the challenges and complexities of the 21st century, Dickinson continues to seek direction from this revolutionary heritage within a contemporary context. A Dickinson education prepares its graduates to become engaged citizens by incorporating a global vision that permeates the entire student experience, creating a community of inquiry that allows students to cross disciplinary boundaries and make new intellectual connections, and encouraging students to be enterprising and active by engaging their communities, the nation and the world.

    Dickinson offers a liberal arts education that is distinctive in purpose and approach. Our founders intended Dickinson graduates to use their liberal arts education as a powerful agent of change to advance the lot of humankind. We expect no less today.
  • Admission information :
  • Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $65
    Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
    Number of applicants5,8262,2643,553
    Percent admitted44%42%46%
    Percent admitted who enrolled24%28%22%
    Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
    Secondary school GPAX
    Secondary school rankX
    Secondary school recordX
    Completion of college-preparatory programX
    Formal demonstration of competenciesX
    Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
    Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)X
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
    Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
    Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
    Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
    *  25% of students scored at or below
    ** 25% of students scored above
    • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
    • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
    SAT Critical Reading590675
    SAT Math600690
    SAT Writing590680
    ACT Composite2731
    • Test scores are required for merit consideration.
  • Tuition and Fees :
  • Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    Tuition and fees$41,520$43,060$44,551$46,0943.5%
    Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0212.1%
    Living arrangement
    On Campus
    Room and board$10,430$10,800$11,178$11,5683.5%
    Off Campus
    Room and board$10,430$10,800$11,178$11,5683.5%
    Off Campus with Family
    Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    On Campus$54,450$56,360$58,229$60,1833.4%
    Off Campus$54,450$56,360$58,229$60,1833.4%
    Off Campus with Family$44,020$45,560$47,051$48,6153.3%
  • Financial Aid Information:
  • Financial Aid Office Phone: (717) 245-1308
    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Any student financial aid143272%————
    Grant or scholarship aid40868%$10,479,943$25,686
    Federal grants6711%$345,341$5,154
    Pell grants6711%$269,450$4,022
    Other federal grants6711%$75,891$1,133
    State/local government grant or scholarships376%$105,268$2,845
    Institutional grants or scholarships40668%$10,029,334$24,703
    Student loan aid27846%$1,706,375$6,138
    Federal student loans24441%$1,232,140$5,050
    Other student loans529%$474,235$9,120

    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Grant or scholarship aid11,62968%$45,193,790$27,743
    Pell grants29012%$1,185,236$4,087
    Federal student loans1,03343%$6,107,793$5,913

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