Dickinson College Summary

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Basic Statistics

Carlisle, PA
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
40 %
Admission Difficulty
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Engaged and accessible professors
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • Attractiveness of campus
  • Close-knit student body

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Rainy, cold weather
  • Limited variety of activities in Carlisle
  • Lack of 24-hour eating on campus and limit of places to use your meal plan
  • Lack of transportation, particularly for first-year students

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.


Dickinson Student Reviews

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3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Typical nightlife. Gets a little boring because you see the same people every weekend.

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5 College Student

Health & Safety: I am attending Dickinson College this fall. I am basing my review on my visits to the campus. I was impressed with the feel of the campus and always felt secure on campus. Campus and local police were visible and pleasant to students at Dickinson. Situated in a small downtown setting gave a secure feel as well. Crime did not seem to be a problem and I was impressed that the campus did have emergency phones. I look forward to my first year at Dickinson and realize that personal security relies on good common sense by it's students.

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3 College Freshman

Nightlife: I'm not big on parties but I hear they're good some days and not others. Everyone is big on drinking and you can find people partying basically any night of the week but sometimes they'll get busted early or just turn out to be boring.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: There's a shuttle to take you to the mall in Harrisburg and the train station on weekends but it only makes one trip at a certian time and can only hold so many students. It's pretty isolated here and trying to get to the train station without someone to drive you is tough. A taxi from the train station to campus is usually $60.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There are a lot of international students but if you look at only students from the United States who are here it's extremely white.


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