Dickinson College

College And Louther Streets, Carlisle, PA 17013-2896
Tel: (717)243-5121
Private not-for-profit | 2,397 students
As a liberal arts college, Dickinson is committed to breadth as well as depth of quality in its curriculum. We believe that astudent should have the opportunity to explore different aspects of the curriculum before declaring a major. We do not expectour applicants, as seniors in high school, to know precisely what they want to major in or what they plan to do with the restof their lives. Learning how to make such choices wisely is what Dickinson's four-year liberal arts education is all about.

School Overview:

Dickinson College
CountyCumberland County, PA
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
247 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,397 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,364 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
33 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted40%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)590-690450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)600-690460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)590-690440-570
ACT Composite (25-75%)27-3020-25

School Notes:

  • Dickinson College commits resolutely to offer its students the privilege and opportunity of thetradition of liberal education.A Dickinson liberal education offers students the opportunity to completely and passionatelyengage in the pursuit of knowledge, talent and character for a noble purpose- to be useful through leadership and highaccomplishment, and through citizenship, to advance a just, compassionate democratic system of government and the manners andsociety appropriate to it.
  • A distinctively Dickinson liberal education prepares bright, aspiring young people to commit to livesof substantive contribution in all fields of endeavor necessary to advance a vibrant, globally engaged democracy, includingthe law, medicine and health services, scientific research, the arts, business and finance, public service, education,community service, the military and religion.
  • The Office of Academic Advising supports the educational mission of Dickinson College. By "advisingfor excellence" we strive to engage students in a community of inquiry, assist them in making thoughtful choices for theiracademic program and prepare them for a future beyond the limestone walls.
  • Dickinson has over 150 clubs and activities, including music and drama groups, student publications,fraternities and sororities, and religious, political, special-interest, and community services organizations.
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