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 234 years of pioneering in fields like 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

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 students (those who haven’t been enrolled in a degree-seeking program at another college) are invited to apply through either Early Decision (Nov. 15 or Jan. 15) or Regular Decision (Jan. 15). Our admissions committee reviews each application individually and looks forward to getting to know you!


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!

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, 95 percent of graduates are in a job, graduate school or meaningful service experience within one year of graduation. In the class of 2019, 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, and we encourage students to visit to see all of these things firsthand. But also, we want you to visit to meet the people who make up the Dickinson community. You will find the Dickinson community to be warm and welcoming, full of bright, excited students who work together and with their faculty collaboratively. Come and 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

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

Phone number

(800) 644-1773