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5 College Freshman

Academics: My major has prepared me for life after college. The advisors help a great deal.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Dickinson is one of the top liberal arts schools in the country, the academics here are great and the professors are even better. Professors are engaging, smart and for the most part, teach well. Professors are available and willing to meet with you after class. There are a wide variety of majors to choose from at Dickinson, most of the programs are very strong.

Internships during school and jobs after graduation is what is also great about Dickinson. The alumni network is strong and growing stronger

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I like that there are so many options available for dinner, I just wish there were more late night options and student discounts.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you are looking for parties, you can definitely find them. Sports teams and club sports have a lot of parties and they are inclusive even if you aren't on the team.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: The administrators I have come in contact with are all pretty helpful and enjoy working with college students.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I was not expecting to get as much financial aid. I have an incredible package and I'm so grateful!

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's pretty good. There are a wide variety of meal choices. I like that I can switch it up.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm in a Freshman dorm, and it could use some work. It's really close to class, and I love the people on my floor.

2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Many preppy, upper-class students whom hail from New England. I found the student body as a whole to be very bland, uninteresting and somewhat arrogant.

The student body is the biggest issue of the college, it's homogenous. There needs to be a culture change in Dickinson, as many students complain about one another.

As far as looks go, it's an attractive campus. People will dress up for class and parties. It's possible to find some great people here, but you need to know where to look.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The caf is packed at peak hours, the food is mediocre at best and it's a hit or miss on any given day. There are a variety of options, but it gets monotonous pretty quickly.

The snar is not so good, the line usually moves slow and the food is just edible.

The quarry offers much better options, but not many.

Overall, the food is like most colleges. It's not moms home cooking, and it goes through you pretty quick. Many upperclassmen will cook at their of campus houses and get on a flex plan.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not much school spirit. Students will show for the basketball games, that's pretty much it. The facilities overall are well kept are nice.

The new Kline center is awesome, plenty of space and machines to workout, defiantly gives the college a bigger appeal to athletes and other students looking for a quality gym.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Academics are good, more intelligent than intellectual though. Sometimes has high school academic vibes. Classes are good, professors genuinely care and office hours are easy to attend. Not a huge variety of courses

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Campus is mixed, some buildings are modern and green while others need work

2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: This school isn't fashion forward, no don't expect a bunch of people in unique outfits. Guys and girls are preppy and wear nice clothes that convey their economic status. Lot of Vineyard Vines and LL Bean boots.

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2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Dickinson for me seems like the wrong fit. Coming from the West coast, there is a culture and attitude change, both internally and visible, from clothing, etc. Staff is wonderful and classes are good along with the professors. Activism and school spirit is not really there and it's frustrating when the primarily white students ignore current events surrounding race. Some instances of racism have come about but that's probably just a minority of people. Carlisle is a very small town, so nightlife and weekend options are very limited so consider that. Facilities are average, food gets repetitive but Dickinson has good things to offer. It just doesn't work with me

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Career center is very accommodating

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Sexual assault is a problem on campus due to massive amounts of drinking

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Small amount of fraternities and sororities exist. Only one fraternity really cares about academics while the others are more jock stereotype. Some stigma against sororities due to rumored cocaine use

2 College Freshman

Athletics: Teams are good in some respects, but not many people attend them, seems like a lack in school spirit. Club sports are often mismanaged by students and dedication to some is interrupted by a night of drinking

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Only seniors are eligible for off campus housing and it seems like there aren't a lot of options

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Nothing really around Carlisle besides a handful of restaurants. Fast food further away but without a car, no way to access

4 College Freshman

Administration: It at times can be quite good. The school is small so the staff remember names and are willing to be friendly around campus. Other times they can be a bit disconnected with the internal college conflict

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Massive amounts of copious drinking, mainly through sports/club sports and Greek life

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I recieved a nice scholarship and it was part of the reason I attended

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: After about a semester, the food cycles through all over again. Variety is extremely lacking and the quality and sustainability aspects also suffer. Other options are good but only as a temporary fix, as most menus don't change and Carlisle doesn't offer a lot of restuarants

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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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