49%

Acceptance Rate

$35,682

Avg.Financial Aid

003253

FAFSA Code

About Dickinson College

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

2,399

Website

www.dickinson.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

MSCHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Dickinson College, which is located in Carlisle, PA is a private university. Dickinson College covers an area of 170 acres. It was in 1773 when the Dickinson College was founded. Dickinson College believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is Latin: Pietate et doctrina tuta libertas and its official colors are red and white. At Dickinson College, the total enrolment stands at 2,133. The school has an academic staff of 272 who teach various courses to the students. At Dickinson College, around 99% of the students are 24 and under. Talking about gender distribution at DC, around 57% of the students are females and 43% are males. In its 247 years of existence, DC has produced several known personalities like Rosie O'Donnell (Editor, Talk show host), James Buchanan (Politician, Diplomat), Frances Conroy (Actor, Voice acting), and Charles Albright (Politician, Lawyer). The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure, which helps in developing the personality of its students. At DC, 29 undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including both residential and online, are offered to the students. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education). The total endowment of the Dickinson College is around $455 million (2019).

Location & Contact

Address

College and Louther Streets

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 7172435121
Fax:
Request Info

Rankings

As long as US universities are concerned, the rankings which are provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere. Considered one of the best publications when it comes to ranking universities, Forbes has placed Dickinson College at the 120th position on the latest list of top colleges. However, it is to be noted that the rankings are decided based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

15-Jan

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

49%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

$65

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The admissions process is moderately difficult albeit selective in its approach. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $65. To improve one’s chances of securing admission, a person must score high on a standardised test like SAT or ACT. But, at Dickinson College, the average SAT or ACT scores of students getting admission is not available. It can be inferred that this is not an important admission criterion. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at College and Louther Streets, Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013-2896. They can also call them at (717) 243-5121.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$33,297

Average Annual Cost

$54,186

Books And Supplies

$1,210

Other Fees

$475

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$13,698

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,770

Total One Year Cost

$71,339

Before applying to DC, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $73,879 per year. The average annual tuition cost ($56,523), books and supplies ($1,290), room and boarding ($14,176), and budget for other expenses ($1,890) are all included in this cost. Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Bachelor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

9:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

92%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$1,300

Faculty Overview

48%

Male Professors

52%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Economics

56 Graduates

International Business

50 Graduates

Biology, General

45 Graduates

Psychology, General

44 Graduates

Area Studies

37 Graduates

Political Science and Government

37 Graduates

Mathematics

30 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

27 Graduates

Sociology

26 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

24 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

23 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

23 Graduates

History

22 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

22 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

16 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

16 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

16 Graduates

Physics

15 Graduates

Non-Professional General Legal Stud...

11 Graduates

Philosophy

11 Graduates

Anthropology

10 Graduates

Public Policy Analysis

10 Graduates

Archeology

8 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

8 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

7 Graduates

Music

7 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

7 Graduates

Chemistry

5 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

5 Graduates

Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languag...

5 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

3 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

3 Graduates

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

1 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,399

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

12%

Full-time

98%

Part-time

2%

Students Gender

Male

42%

US National: 44%

Female

58%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

63% White

1% Unknown

5% Black

9% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

15% Non Resident alien

4% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

66%

Out Of State

20%

In State

14%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$80,466 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 99% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

99%

Undergrads in College Housing

94%

Averege Housing Cost

$7,064/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,634/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$6,634/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Red Devils

School Colors

red and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Centennial Conference

Total Male Athletes

309

Total Female Athletes

223

Intramural Sports

N/A

Sports Club

31

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Equestrian

Football

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cheerleading-Dance Team

Cross Country

Equestrian

Field Hockey

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $14,176 per year for living on campus. The average meal plan at DC costs around $6,634 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The college considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At DC, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the college are 43% and 57%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$44,300/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$57,400/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$19,000

$19,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$197 - 197

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

73%

Average Aid Per Year

$35,682

Students Receiving Federal Grants

12%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,598

Students Receiving State Aid

4%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,231

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

73%

Average Aid Per Year

$34,652

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$54,323

$30K - $48K

$56,507

$48K - $75K

$49,042

$75K - $110K

$40,177

> $110K

$27,034

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$51,961,394

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$5,948,428

The financial aid department of Dickinson College helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average financial aid at Dickinson College is around $36,767 and the federal grant is $5,896. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $3,052 as well as institutional aid worth $36,767. At DC, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $51,961,394 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $5,948,428.

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