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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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
2,173
Undergraduates
913
Men - 42%
1,261
Women - 58%
6
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
48% of 6,366 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
735-773 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
638-683 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Cost of Attendance
$80,541
Tuition and Fees
$61,326
Room and Board
$15,938
Average Percent of Need Met
99%
Average Freshman Award
$51,324
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,244
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
209
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
33%
10-19
45%
20-29
17%
30-39
5%
40-49
1%
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Carlisle Population
19,213
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Harrisburg
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
99% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Red Devil
Sororities
25% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
5%
Black/African-American
6%
Hispanic/Latino
9.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.8%
White
73.3%
Unknown
1.1%
International Students
11.2% from 46 countries
First-Year Students Returning
92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
78.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
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