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Reviews 699 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: So far I've been very pleased with what Dickinson has to offer its students. However, in stark contrast to larger universities, for example NYU, the library is tiny! But we do have a decent library here with a wonderful selection; you can even borrow books from around the globe, so that makes up for our small book housing.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I've never lived off campus, so I don't really know too much about off-campus housing. All I know is that every week you always receive an email about burglaries in off-campus housings. Therefore, I don't really plan on living in one.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Registration is annoying. Regardless if you declare your major, you don't necessarily have priority in your major classes that you apply for. Professors are okay. As usual, the difficulty and amount that you learn just depends on who your teachers are. Majority of my teachers have been very nice, friendly, and more than willing to help me understand anything I didn't understand.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: It's one of the most popular majors at Dickinson, and it's very rigorous with the most classes needed to graduate.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't pay attention to Greek Life. I don't feel like joining one cause they're expensive.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: I love my friends, regardless of their differences.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I still need more money.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Sure it's mandatory to complete a mini online course about sexual assault so that all the students are informed about it, but does sexual assault still happen? Of course. With just a little mix of alcohol, people let go of their senses and simply rely on their sexual impulses.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Honestly, my high school had better options. Why is the Kove alwayssss closed; it's really annoying, especially since I pay all this money to attend college. The line is always extremely long for the Kove; waiting in line usually takes fifteen minutes. Majority of the time you'll find me making a salad since dining services can't seem to cook vegetables properly.

College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't really pay much attention to sports on campus, or in general.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Honestly my college is located in the middle of nowhere, so I didn't really expect much to begin with. Within walkable distance you can find a Subway, and if you walk a little further you'll come across a McDonalds, or if you walk forever you'll eventually find a Starbucks. Talk about a hike. Aside from your typical fast food joints, Carlisle does however have a wonderful variety of restaurants. Ranging from Japanese food, to Thai, French, Belgium, and of course American. Prices are typically in the teens and onwards for these local restaurants, but since you're in the middle of the nowhere, you can't really complain. The food however takes your mind away from the cost since the dishes taste delicious.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The campus itself is pretty safe, there is the blue light system and DPS is on call on all hours. The are also student driven shuttle cars that you can call you take you anwhere in the town if you feel unomfortable walking

2 College Senior

Nightlife: 2 bars; The Gingerbread Man and Alibis. No clubs. The bars have slightly different scenes though and most students prefer one of the other. Always lots of townies and sometimes proessors which can be fun or embarassing

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: There really isn't much to do in the town itself, there are many privately owned specialty shops and good restaurants, but there are only 2 bars for the nightlife scene and it might get old pretty quickly

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: There's definetely a 'type' of girl that goes to Dickinson which is white and well off but there is diversity and most of the people I have met are very passionate about their interests, which vary greatly

4 College Senior

Facilities: Lots of renovations have been recently done

4 College Senior

Athletics: The facilities are great for people on both sports teams and other students, the gym was just renovated and there is now a seperate facility near the track for sports teams

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: everyone there is very active and takes their health very seriously.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: best security ever, and great safety shuttle

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Not that much great, but if you know people your good

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I liked my dorm, very spacey

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Delicious foods no matter where you eat

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: OK but i would rather live closer to the college, more involve on campus

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: OK i guess, a black sorority would have been great

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: For my first year, it has been a joy


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Rachel Warzala
Somerset, NJ
English/Political Science
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When asked, "If you had a chance to do it all over again, would they still come to Dickinson College?", almost every student polled said they would do it in a heartbeat. On the whole, Dickinson is remembered by alumni as a place that provided some of the most incredible opportunities in their lives. The College serves as a starting point for not only career success, but for lifetime happiness, as well.

Students come to school here because they are serious about their futures. Academics are always the top priority and everything else comes second to classes and coursework. Thus, be prepared for Dickinson to push you to your limits academically. Dickinsonians are successful in and outside the classroom, and it is not uncommon for a student to play a sport, participate in a club, have an engaging internship, and still maintain their studying. In addition, you’ll learn to expand your social horizons and to indulge the international community through study abroad and a global education at home. Our motto is “Engage the World,” and nothing is more focused and concentrated on at Dickinson. A Dickinson College diploma is more than just a degree—it’s a way of life.


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