Private 4 Year

Dickinson College Admission Requirements

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Dickinson College

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Dickinson College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into Dickinson College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Dickinson College is 48%.  It ranks #12 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Dickinson College is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 3,061 out of 6,366 applicants were admitted.

Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Dickinson College application fee is $65 and applications are due by Feb 1.

Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Dickinson College you should:

  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Dickinson College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

Dickinson College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Dickinson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Dickinson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Dickinson College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Dickinson College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Dickinson College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Dickinson College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Dickinson College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

High School Class Rank

76% of Dickinson College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Dickinson College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 47%
Top 25% of class 76%
Top 50% of class 95%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Dickinson College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,762 2,604 6,366
Accepted 1,865 1,196 3,061
Acceptance Rate 50% 46% 48%
Enrolled 391 286 677
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 24% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2023 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2023
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2023 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Dickinson College is $65.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Dickinson College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Dickinson College Application Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Dickinson College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No
Other Colleges to Consider 

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=212009 IPEDS survey data for Dickinson College.


What is my chance of getting into Dickinson College?

48% of those who apply are granted admission to Dickinson College. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.