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Congratulations, Class of 2016!

Decisions have been released in one of Dickinson's most selective application cycles


Welcome class of 2016.



Dickinson announces and celebrates the admission of Regular Decision applicants. Congratulations, admitted students!


Dickinson continues to demonstrate its increased selectivity, as measured by the decrease in the admit rate and the increase in the academic profile of the admitted pool. More than 5,840 applications were received and 39.8 percent were admitted (a 2.2 percent decrease from last year). Regular Decision was particularly competitive as admitted applicants reflect an admit rate of 20.8 percent.

Dickinson's global reach is apparent, as admitted students reflect 42 U.S. states and territories and 41 foreign countries. Students of color comprise 14.5 percent of the class, while 9 percent represent legacy connections and 5.9 percent are international citizens.

"After months of careful deliberation and selection, we celebrate a particularly strong admitted pool full of great promise," said Stephanie Balmer, vice president for enrollment, marketing and communications and dean of admissions. "The class of 2016 exhibits a range of interests and strengths that complement Dickinson. We are eager to welcome admitted students and parents to the college and to greet families at our off-campus receptions over the next several weeks."

Accepted students and their families will connect with the college at a number of on- and off-campus events that offer opportunities to meet classmates, network with alumni and engage with faculty and administrators. These events range from big-city venues to private residences in locations including:

Carlisle, Pa.
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Albany, N.Y. (Delmar)

Baltimore, Md. (Phoenix)

Boston, Mass. (Concord)

Central New Jersey (Princeton)

Chicago, Ill. (Kenilworth)

Denver, Colo. (Englewood)

Fairfield Co., Conn. (New Canaan)

Hartford, Conn. (Bloomfield)

Los Angeles, Calif.  (Bel Air)

Los Angeles - Orange County, Calif. (Irvine)

New York, N.Y. 

Northern New Jersey (Upper Montclair)

Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Portland, Ore. 

Providence, R.I.

Raleigh-Durham, N.C. 

San Francisco, Calif. 

Seattle, Wash. 

Washington, D.C.

Westchester Co., N.Y. (Scarsdale)

We'll also be bringing the Dickinson community to admitted international students in Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Hong Kong, India, South Korea, Nepal, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vietnam and many more countries.

If you'd like to meet with someone in your area, please contact the Office of Admissions at              

800-644-1773 or


Published March 23, 2012