If you want to apply to Dickinson College, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is January 15 and the application fee is $65. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from Dickinson College by March 23.
Dickinson College offers early decision but not early action Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing. Early Decision 2 applications are due 1/15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Dickinson College is 71%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 52%. Last year,, Dickinson College admitted 260 of the 368 students who applied early decison.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Dickinson College is avery difficult school to get into. Dickinson College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Dickinson College **accepted 52% of students, around 2,776 of the 5,375 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Dickinson College, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is very difficult. In 2021, Dickinson College waitlisted 602 students. Of those, 253 eventually were offered a spot.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Extracurricular Activities||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
|Volunteer Work||Very Important|
To apply, all applicants to Dickinson College must submit the following items. Double check with Dickinson College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale)||3|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Out of all students that were admitted, 27% submitted a class rank. At Dickinson College 49% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 76% were in the top 25% and 98% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Dickinson College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
Dickinson College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 61% of Dickinson College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 18% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Dickinson College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1250 and 1370 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Dickinson College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1370 and 25% of scored lower than 1250, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Dickinson College students scored 690 or higher and 75% of students scored 620 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Dickinson College students scored 690 or higher, and 75% scored a 620 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Dickinson College, you should strive to earn between 27 and 31 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Dickinson College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.
A 27 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Dickinson College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 27.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Dickinson College.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is April 1. Applicants should hear back by May 15.
Transfer students can enroll in Dickinson College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Dickinson College?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Dickinson College.
Does Dickinson College accept transfer credits?
Dickinson College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Dickinson College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Dickinson College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Dickinson College?
No, Dickinson College is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to include your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
How hard is it to get into Dickinson College? Dickinson College is a very selective institution. The Dickinson College acceptance rate is 52%. This means that the institution accepts 51 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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