If you are planning on applying to Dickinson College, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and the application fee is $65.
Students who submit their applications to Dickinson College for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than March 23.
Here's an overiew of some of Dickinson College's admissions stats.
|Dickinson College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||47%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
These are the application deadlines for Dickinson College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 15||December 15|
|Early Decision II||Yes||January 15||February 15|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 1||March 23|
Dickinson College offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.
🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due January 15. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Dickinson College is 69%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 48%. Last year, Dickinson College admitted 235 of the 340 students who applied early decision.
Some students apply early in hopes that it will increase their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it shows that you are very interested in a school.
➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is very difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
In 2022, Dickinson College waitlisted 603 students and 199 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 4 eventually got in.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.
Wondering what factors are considered by Dickinson College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Extracurricular Activities||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Dickinson College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Dickinson College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Dickinson College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||3|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Dickinson College has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.
Out of all students that were admitted, 26% submitted a class rank. At Dickinson College 47% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 76% were in the top 25% and 95% were in the top 50%.
At Dickinson College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||––|
|3.50 and 3.74||––|
|3.25 and 3.49||––|
|3.00 and 3.24||––|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Dickinson College directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Dickinson College considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
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.
To be competitive with other Dickinson College applicants, you should aim to score between 1383 and 1465 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Dickinson College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1465 and 25% of scored lower than 1383, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Dickinson College students scored 773 or higher and 75% of students scored 638 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Dickinson College students scored 683 or higher, and 75% scored a 638 or higher.
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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) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Dickinson College?
❌ No, Dickinson College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Dickinson College's acceptance rate?
✅ Dickinson College's acceptance rate is 48%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Dickinson College?
✅ Dickinson College's early decision acceptance rate was 69% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Dickinson College? Dickinson College is a very selective institution. The Dickinson College acceptance rate is 48%. This means that the institution accepts 48 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer 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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