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Dickinson College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1783
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,400
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $241,981,009
Admissions Address

PO Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013-2896

Website

http://www.dickinson.edu

Admissions E-mail

admit@dickinson.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Christopher Seth Allen
Admissions office telephone: (800) 644-1773
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: March 31
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: January 31
Application fee: $60
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.dickinson.edu/admit Tuition deposit: $500 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: N/A
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 2 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 2 N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 31
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 31
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Very important
Talent/ability: Very important
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Important
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Very important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 43%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 64%
Early-action acceptance rate: 47%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 38%
Total applicants: 5,298
Total acceptances: 2,273
Total freshman enrollment: 618
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 63%
Male applicants: 2,141
Male acceptances: 933
Male freshman enrollment: 257
 
Female applicants: 3,157
Female acceptances: 1,340
Female freshman enrollment: 361
Out-of-state freshmen: 76%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 370
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 330
Students enrolled from waiting list: 34

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 53%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 84%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 97%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 36%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 67%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 600 – 690
Math: 600 – 680
Combined: 1200 – 1370

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 24.3% 18.7%
600-699 53.6% 59.0%
500-599 19.7% 20.6%
400-499 2.4% 1.7%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 12%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 26 – 30

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
24-29 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
18-23 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
12-17 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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