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Rank: 192

Dickinson College

Carlisle, PAwww.dickinson.edu
Despite its steep price tag, Dickinson College, in Central Pennsylvania, helps ease affordability concerns by granting financial aid to the majority of its students. The most popular of its over 40 majors are international business, Spanish, environmental science and studies, and political science. Aside from Spanish, the college offers 12 other foreign languages, which makes it one of the country's top schools for foreign-language study. The college is known as a leader in international education, with several academic centers in foreign countries, as well as in sustainability. As part of Dickinson's 25-year-old Common Hour program, no classes are scheduled during a certain hour twice a week so that students and faculty can attend lectures or other cultural events. Students can also get involved in more than 100 student-run clubs, including a handful of small, selective honor societies with names like Raven's Claw (for men) and Wheel and Chain (for women) that date back more than a century. To get off campus, students can take a jaunt to a brewery or antique shop in neighboring Carlisle.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$70,700
% of students who get any grants
71%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$36,900
Average price for low-income students
$12,000
admissions
Acceptance rate
43%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1290/29
SAT/ACT required?
No
Enrollment
2,422
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
98%
% of need met
99%
% of students who get merit* grants
17%
Average merit grant
$10,918
student success
Graduation rate
84%
Average time to a degree
4 years
Average student debt
$21,000
Average salary within 3 years
$52,400
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
54%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 15
Regular application
Feb 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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