Dickinson College

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Dickinson College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Carlisle, PA, a predominately urban area. Over 2,300 students are enrolled at Dickinson College.

40% of all those who apply are admitted to Dickinson College, from which 18% choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .dickinson.edu.

Overall Dickinson College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Dickinson College was reported as 40.1% in Fall 2020 with over 6,430 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Dickinson College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 43.2%
  • 2017-2018: 48.7%
  • 2018-2019: 49.1%
  • 2019-2020: 40.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 41.6%

How Does Dickinson College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Dickinson College is forty-one percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Messiah College75.9%
Gettysburg College48.1%
Wilson College92.8%
York College Pennsylvania69.0%
Elizabethtown College80.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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