Dickinson was the first college chartered after the United States became a country in 1783, and we've been providing our students with a revolutionary education ever since. That's 237 years of pioneering in fields like data analytics, international studies, foreign languages, security studies and neuroscience. And Dickinsonians are not just pioneering in the classroom–they're exporting their useful, liberal-arts experiences for internships, externships, student-faculty research and fieldwork. They engage the world as graduates, committed to being leaders and finding innovative ways to serve the common good.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Foreign Languages
  • International Studies
  • Data Science/Analytics

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines

First-year

First-year students (those who haven’t been enrolled in a degree-seeking program at another college) are invited to apply for entry with either a spring or fall semester start.

If applying for admission for the fall term, students may submit an application through either Early Decision (Nov. 15 or Jan. 15) or Regular Decision (Jan. 15). Students interested in starting at Dickinson in the spring term of this academic year should submit a Regular Decision application by October 6, selecting the spring entry-term option. Our admissions committee reviews each application individually and looks forward to getting to know you!

Dickinson's long-standing test-optional policy has provided students with a choice regarding the submission of standardized test scores since 1994. For the latest on our standardized test policy, see dickinson.edu/testinfo.

Transfer

Transfer students (those who have been enrolled in a degree-seeking program at another college) are invited to apply by Nov. 1 for spring semester admission and by April 1 for fall semester admission. The admissions committee looks forward to getting to know you and learning about your experiences!

Dickinson's long-standing test-optional policy has provided students with a choice regarding the submission of standardized test scores since 1994. For the latest on our standardized test policy, see dickinson.edu/testinfo.

Additional Information

A Dickinson education is useful in the ways that matter most. Our students leave Dickinson with an education that translates into a competitive edge and a mandate to lead and make a difference. In fact, 96% of graduates are in a job, internship, grad school or pursuing a fellowship one year after graduation. 95% of those who applied were admitted to medical school and 94% to law school. Dickinson is also a top Fulbright and Peace Corps producer.

Visit us

Our campus is historic, cutting edge and truly beautiful. Whether you explore it in-person or through our many virtual-visit options, we want to share the warm and welcoming Dickinson community with you and introduce you to our bright, excited students working collaboratively with our amazing faculty. See for yourself!

"One thing that I owe to Dickinson is what I would call a 'leader' mentality–as Dickinsonians, we want to positively influence the world through actively thinking, learning and doing, rather than following what is handed down to us. We are not afraid of change and the unknown but rather cherish it."

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Admissions office

Visit us

School location
Address

Waidner Admissions House, PO Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013-2896, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 644-1773

Region

Mid-Atlantic

Mid-Atlantic