Dickinson College: Statistics

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#1697 of 14,160 In the World
#496 of 2,624 In North America
#448 of 2,523 In the United States
#24 of 155 In Pennsylvania
#1 of 2 In Carlisle
#573 of 1,000 For International Relations and Diplomacy

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
40%
Avg. cost to attend
$33,139 /y
Aid receiving
84%
Undergraduates
2,133
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree

Dickinson College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 40% 38% 41%
Applicants 6,426 2,689 3,737
Admissions 2,574 1,034 1,540
Freshmen enrolled full time 453 205 248

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Other Tests Recommended
SAT/ACT Recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 1341 (63%)
Nonresident Alien 306 (14%)
Hispanic 187 (9%)
Black or African American 109 (5%)
Asian 88 (4%)
Two or more races 77 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 20 (0.9%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$33,139/year
Average aid awarded
$38,039
Students receiving aid
84%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $11,046
$30-48K $12,662
$48-75K $18,152
$75-110K $24,027
$110K+ $41,667

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district $55,948
Tuition in-state $55,948
Tuition out-of-state $55,948
Fee in-district $550
Fee in-state $550
Fee out-of-state $550

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,092
Combined charge for room and board $14,176
Room charge $7,310
Meal charge $6,866

Dickinson College Majors

Major Bachelor's
International Business & Trade & Commerce 68
International Relations and Affairs 38
Economics, General 38
English Language and Literature, General 32
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 30
Psychology, General 29
Political Science and Government, General 28
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 26
Spanish Language and Literature 25
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 22
Public Policy Analysis, General 19
Sociology 18
Computer Science 17
Art & Art Studies, General 17
Environmental Studies 17
Physics, General 15
Environmental Science 14
History, General 13
French Language and Literature 12
American & United States Studies & Civilization 11
Neuroscience 11
Mathematics, General 11
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 9
Geology & Earth Science, General 8
German Language and Literature 7
Archeology 7
Chemistry, General 7
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 5
Legal Studies, General 5
African Studies 5
Russian Language and Literature 5
Philosophy 5
Anthropology 4
Women's Studies 4
Italian Studies 3
East Asian Studies 3
Religion & Religious Studies 2
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 2
Latin American Studies 2
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 2
Music, General 1
Grand Total 597
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 83% 79% 86%
  • Full-time retention rate - 87%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,026
Citations
27,562

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
854 / 6,774
Environmental Science
292 / 9,178
Psychology
216 / 4,248
Art & Design
206 / 275
Political Science
197 / 2,047
Medicine
197 / 3,323
Sociology
190 / 1,357
Biology
177 / 3,792
Economics
138 / 932
History
133 / 110
Business
131 / 1,367
Chemistry
130 / 3,307
Computer Science
128 / 1,169
Geology
122 / 4,984
Physics
98 / 2,180
Mathematics
95 / 762
Law
83 / 603
Engineering
78 / 781
Philosophy
76 / 436
Gender Studies
74 / 581
Art History
72 / 22
Demography
71 / 1,380
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
68 / 42
Social Psychology
68 / 1,483
Classics and Ancient History
67 / 48
Literature
63 / 47
Political Economy
63 / 397
Geography and Cartography
62 / 1,114
Ecology
58 / 1,938
Creative Writing
54 / 129
Media Studies
50 / 168
Earth science and Geophysics
42 / 1,699
Math Teachers
42 / 536
Petrology and Geochemistry
42 / 2,185
Astrophysics and Astronomy
41 / 1,445
Child Psychology
40 / 1,269
Communications and Public Relations
36 / 1,195
Public Policy / Administration
35 / 199
Paleontology
32 / 1,078
Archaeology
31 / 382

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 19 60
1991 15 53
1992 17 57
1993 14 58
1994 11 118
1995 21 95
1996 16 135
1997 24 156
1998 51 243
1999 32 226
2000 33 216
2001 29 255
2002 26 351
2003 42 388
2004 44 399
2005 41 561
2006 43 541
2007 56 705
2008 72 741
2009 73 885
2010 84 1119
2011 72 1212
2012 96 1346
2013 81 1635
2014 119 1709
2015 103 1874
2016 99 1827
2017 97 1857
2018 89 1654
2019 115 2020
2020 112 2592

Dickinson College alumni

  1. James Buchanan

    James Buchanan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1791-1868 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    politicianstatesperson
    Biography

    James Buchanan Jr. was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 15th president of the United States from 1857 to 1861. He previously served as secretary of state from 1845 to 1849 and represented Pennsylvania in both houses of the U.S. Congress. He was a states' rights advocate, and minimized the role of the federal government in the nation's final years of slavery.

  2. Rosie O'Donnell

    Rosie O'Donnell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    actortelevision presenterwritervoice actorblogger
    Biography

    Roseann O'Donnell is an American comedian, producer, actress, author, and television personality. She began her comedy career as a teenager and received her breakthrough on the television series Star Search in 1984. After a series of television and film roles that introduced her to a larger national audience, O'Donnell hosted her own syndicated daytime talk show, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, between 1996 and 2002, which won several Daytime Emmy Awards. During this period, she developed the nickname "Queen of Nice", as well as a reputation for philanthropic efforts.

  3. Roger B. Taney

    Roger B. Taney
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1777-1864 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    judgelawyerpoliticianslaveholder
    Biography

    Roger Brooke Taney was the fifth Chief Justice of the United States, holding that office from 1836 until his death in 1864. He delivered the majority opinion in Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857), ruling that African Americans could not be considered citizens and that Congress could not prohibit slavery in the territories of the United States. Prior to joining the Supreme Court, Taney served as the United States Attorney General and United States Secretary of the Treasury under President Andrew Jackson. He was the first-ever Catholic to serve on the Supreme Court.

  4. Stephen Duncan

    Stephen Duncan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1787-1867 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    bankerslaveholder
    Biography

    Stephen Duncan was an American planter and banker in Mississippi during the Antebellum South. He was born and studied medicine in Pennsylvania, but moved to Natchez District, Mississippi Territory in 1808 and became the wealthiest cotton planter and the second-largest slave owner in the United States with over 2,200 slaves. He owned 15 cotton and sugar plantations, served as President of the Bank of Mississippi, and held major investments in railroads and lumber.

General info

Founded 1773
Motto Pietate et doctrina tuta libertas
Religion and learning, the bulwark of liberty
Colors red, white
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 882
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address College and Louther Streets
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 17013-2896
United States
City population 19,000
Phone 7172435121
Fax +1 (717) 245 1442

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