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Dickinson College

Dickinson College



Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Closest International Airports

New York City


US News Rank #50 in National Liberal Arts Colleges

Undergraduate Body


Annual Tuition Fees

USD 61326

Annual Living Cost

USD 15938

Popular Majors

Environmental Studies, International Business, Archaeology, Political Science, Quantitative Economics, Data Analytics, and International Relations

Admissions Officer

Mr. Eric Weinhold

Next Genius Scholars on Campus


If you imagine yourself studying in a cool college town which is close to everything you can possibly need, then get ready to launch yourself into the wider world and begin your journey with Dickinson College. Located in a dynamic town, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Dickinson is 20-minute drive away from the state capital Harrisburg. One of the top schools in the US for sustainability, Dickinson is a four-year fully-residential liberal-arts college. Chartered in 1783, Dickinson is broadly recognized as a leader in sustainability education, and green initiatives. With a 144-acre campus, LEED-gold certified buildings, residential halls with traditional and special-interest housing, new state-of-the-art science, athletics, and research facilities, Dickinson has it all. “We prepare our graduates to face the world’s challenges so they are always equipped and eager to collaborate with others to make an impact”, says a professor at Dickinson.

Did you know – Dickinson is the very first college to be established after the United States was founded & the 16th oldest college in the country. Rooted in the past, but wired for the future, Dickinson’s flexible liberal arts and sciences approach inspires you to explore different academic avenues while discovering your focus. One of the nation's top institutions for foreign-language study, courses in 13 global languages are offered along with 50 off-campus & study-abroad programs. An average class size of 14 students and 8:1 student-faculty ratio makes education at Dickinson highly personalized. The most popular majors include International Business, Archaeology, Political Science, Quantitative Economics, Data Analytics, International Relations and Environmental Studies. Along with majors and minors, a wide range of certificate programs, combined degree programs, independent research, internships, and pre-professional programs in engineering, health, and law are also offered.

If you are passionate about environmental studies, you will be thrilled to engage at Dickinson’s 180-acre farm that produces USDA–certified organic produce. The Centre for Sustainability Education at Dickinson strongly integrates sustainability into its academics, facilities, operations, and campus culture. Dickinson has close partnerships with The U.S. Army War College and Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute, The world-renowned Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. More than 95% of Dickinsonians are employed in companies like The New York Times, Google, Bazaar, USNews, HBO, Barclays, TEACHFORAMERICA or are completing an internship, attending graduate school, or pursuing a fellowship within one year after graduating.

Dickinson College provides a useful, innovative and interdisciplinary education in the liberal arts and sciences to prepare students to lead rich and fulfilling lives of engaged global citizenship.“You are taught to be unafraid to take risks and be critical thinkers at Dickinson” says a Dickinson College junior. More than 120 student-run clubs and activities, including music and drama, publications, fraternities, and sororities, and religious, political, special-interest and community service organizations are a part of Dickinson’s campus culture. 35+ countries have hosted Dickinson’s interns and it’s also the first institution to receive NAFSA’s Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. Dickinson has 25 NCAA Division 3 Varsity Teams and 20+ special interest housing options and apartment-styled housing. Dining Services caters to dietary needs and special accommodations. Did you know? Harrisburg/Carlisle is named the “most liveable city” by Forbes.

Application Requirements
Submit all components of your application before the deadline. Check the application requirements page (link below) to ensure you have completed all the components of your college application. 
Application Deadline: 
January 1, 2024

  • Submit Your College Application/Common App
  • Transcripts/Marksheets: Submit your 9th to 11th grade transcripts (marksheets) and your latest 12th grade marksheet
  • Letter of Recommendations

Counselor Recommendation Required, Teacher Evaluation(s): 1 Required, 1 Optional

  • English Proficiency Scores

Duolingo English Test, TOEFL or IELTS accepted. Check the international application requirements page on the College Website to see if you are eligible for English Proficiency Test Waiver

  • Test Score Policy


  • Financial Documents

CSS Profile

  • Application Requirements Link

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