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Dickinson College

Your Combined ACT:
SAT Math + Verbal:
Your Chances at DC
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at DC
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
2,530
3,533
# Admitted
979
1,564
% Admitted
38.7%
44.3%
% Overall
41.9%

Students who got into DC:

Tips mention: Interview (5), ACT/SAT (3), Grades (6), Sports/Extracurriculars (4), College Essay (6)
Obviously, have a strong GPA and Test scoresFeb 17 2015Economics
Obviously, have a strong GPA and Test scores. Contribute in your community and be a leader in a sport or club. Write a very good, original essay. Dickinson really looks deeper in the application process, they will often look past grades and scores and identify the person.
My test scores and grades were not strong however. I went in for an interview with the dean of admissions, she seemed to take a strong interest in me. I showed a lot of interest in the institution and wanted to attend. If you're very serious about attending and don't rank up with other applicants, apply early decision and go in for an interview.
Male
I was mostly looking at schools with acceptance ratesSep 28 2014Political Science
I was mostly looking at schools with acceptance rates below 25%, while Dickinson has a 45% acceptance rate. It was a safety school and I was awarded a large scholarship, which was a large reason that I chose the school. It certainly fits a large group of people, but it's also not right for some, certainly if you like city life.
ACT: 32 Male
I took classes there in high schoolMay 02 2014Archaeology
I took classes there in high school. But only go to Dickinson if you're interested in political science, environmental studies/science, history, or one or two other majors. Other departments, specifically archaeology, are not good (downright awful in the case of archaeology).
Male
Other than be very active in high school, maintainSep 29 2013Biology
Other than be very active in high school, maintain excellent academics in terms of grades and extracurricular activities outside of school. You have to stand out in order to get accepted.
SAT: 2083 Female
I would recommend knowing what major direction you areMay 01 2011Art & Design Department
I would recommend knowing what major direction you are interested in would reduce you risk of transferring to somewhere else a lot. Also, make sure you want to stay in the same community for 4 years.
Female
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