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Dickinson College Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Carlisle, PA

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 2  
History    
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Recommended January 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
PO Box 1773
City, State, Zip
Carlisle, PA 17013-2896
Phone
(800) 644-1773
Fax
(717) 245-1442
E-mail
admissions@dickinson.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 23
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
40% of 6,426 applicants were admitted
Women
41% of 3,737 applicants were admitted
Men
38% of 2,689 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
465 (18%) of 2,574 admitted students enrolled
Women
253 (16%) of 1,540 admitted students enrolled
Men
212 (21%) of 1,034 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
62% of 309 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
762
Students Accepting Wait List Position
233
Students Admitted From Wait List
25

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
667 average
620-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
33%
Score of 600 - 700
52%
Score of 500 - 600
15%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
657 average
620-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
28%
Score of 600 - 700
59%
Score of 500 - 600
13%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
57%
Score of 24 - 29
40%
Score of 18 - 23
3%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 42%
Top quarter: 72%
Top half: 96%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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