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Dickinson College


Visiting And Contact Information

P.O. Box 1773

Carlisle, PA 17013-2896

United States

Phone: 717-245-1231

Fax: 717-245-1442


Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 94
% Submitting Score:55%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:590 - 675
     Math Middle 50%:600 - 690
     Writing Middle 50%:590 - 680
% Submitting Score:27%
     ACT Middle 50%:27 - 31
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:46%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:78%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:60%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 5,817
Total applicants who are accepted: 2,589
Total of accepted students who enroll: 625
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 90%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $65.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Early Decision Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Decision Notification Date: 12/15
Early Decision II Application Deadline: 01/15
Early Decision II Notification Date: 02/15
Early Action Application Deadline: 12/01
Early Action Notification Date: 02/01
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Regular Application Deadline: 02/01
Regular Notification Date: 03/20
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: No
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 2 years
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Important
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Very important
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Extracurricular Activities:Very important
Talent / Ability:Very important
Character / Personal Qualities:Very important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Important
Geographical Residence:Important
State Residency:Important
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Important
Volunteer Work:Very important
Work Experience:Important
Level of applicant's interest:Very important
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:16
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:2
     Academic Electives:2
Academic Units Recommended:
     Foreign Language:3
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Key Statistics


  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
  • SAT:
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    590 - 675
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    600 - 690
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    590 - 680
  • ACT:
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    27 - 31
  • Early Decision Application Deadline:
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
  • Regular Application Deadline:
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