Dickinson College

country rank  357
world rank  1033

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University Overview

Established in 1773, Dickinson College is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized town of Carlisle (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Dickinson College is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Dickinson College offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 246 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Founded 1773
Motto Pietate et doctrina tuta libertas
Religion and learning, the bulwark of liberty
Colours Red and white

University Location

Address College and Louther Streets
Carlisle (population range: 10,000-49,999)
17013-2896 Pennsylvania
United States
T +1 (717) 243 5121
F +1 (717) 245 1442

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office PO Box 1773
Carlisle 17013-2896
+1 (717) 245 1375
800 644 1773

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 800-899
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Dickinson College's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education

Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019