Dickinson, founded in 1773, is a private, liberal arts college. Conceived during the American Revolution, Dickinson was the first college chartered in the newly recognized U.S. Although it is steeped in history, Dickinson is confident of the future, enterprising in its approach to contemporary challenges and practical in its educational program. Dickinson asks its students constantly to challenge what is safe and comfortable, meeting the future with a voice that reflects America and engages the world. Its program requires students to cross the traditional borders of academic discipline to witness the interrelated nature of knowledge and to extend their studies off-campus through one of the school's 11 study centers abroad, by participating in internships, through field studies and through service to the community. Dickinson is best known for its unique approach to science education and for its outstanding and comprehensive international education program. While firmly rooted in the liberal arts, Dickinson's major in international business and its commitment to providing students with a useful education clearly set the college on a path that is future-oriented. Its 114-acre campus is located in Carlisle, 18 miles from Harrisburg. The oldest campus building, completed in 1804, is a registered National Historic Landmark.

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Private
studentType
Coed
2,133
Undergraduates
907
Men - 42.5%
1,227
Women - 57.5%
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
40% of 6,426 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
667 average
620-710 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
657 average
620-700 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$73,377
Tuition and Fees
$58,680
Room and Board
$14,672
Average Percent of Need Met
98%
Average Freshman Award
$47,914
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,030
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
218
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
33%
10-19
45%
20-29
17%
30-39
5%
40-49
1%
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Harrisburg Population
18,880
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Harrisburg
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
100% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Red Devil
Sororities
25% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
4.8%
Black/African-American
5.9%
Hispanic/Latino
10.3%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.2%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
73.4%
Unknown
1%
International Students
13.1% from 46 countries
First-Year Students Returning
87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
79.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
41.0%