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Colleges / Dickinson College

Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate35%

About Dickinson College

Dickinson was chartered in 1783 by Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Our distinctive liberal-arts approach translates into a competitive edge—96% of graduates are in a job, internship, graduate school or pursuing a fellowship within one year. Dickinson emphasizes small classes with extensive opportunities for research, fieldwork and internships in each of our 46 majors and is a recognized leader among institutions committed to global education and environmental sustainability.

Dickinson College is a private, nonprofit college in the suburb of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Dickinson College was founded in 1773. The college enrolls around 2,137 students a year, including 2,125 undergrads.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Dickinson College

It is very difficult to get into Dickinson College. In 2022, Dickinson College accepted 35% of applicants. Out of 8,261 applications received in 2022, 2,885 students were offered admission.

Dickinson College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 35%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 58%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 19%

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Dickinson College is located in the town of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, near Harrisburg.

If you want to see Dickinson College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 76/81 to Carlisle, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Harrisburg International.

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College Info

Dickinson College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Dickinson College is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Dickinson College is Apr 1.

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Dickinson College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1288 - 1413


Math SAT Range

620 - 703


Reading SAT Range

640 - 723

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1413 and Above


1288 to 1413


1288 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Dickinson College students is 1343. Applicants with SAT scores of 1413 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Dickinson College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1288 to 1413 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1288 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Dickinson College.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Dickinson College is like? There are approximately 2,137 students enrolled at Dickinson College, including 2,125 undergraduate students and 12 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 28% percent are from PA and 72% percent of students are from other states.


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