Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeB
Dickinson College is ...
NCAA Division III (with football)
High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses
Most Popular Majors
- International Business63Graduates
- Political Science and Government55Graduates
- International Relations and National Security Studies34Graduates
- Anthropology and Archaeology27Graduates
- Mathematics & Statistics27Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.35 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.45 responses
After Dickinson College
- Very Good172
Expensive liberal arts school for privileged kids. Mostly white. People is not very friendly especially with other non white students.
- College Sophomore
- 2 months ago
After completing my second year at Dickinson College, I can confidently rate it as a great school. The feeling when walking onto campus is that of happiness and inclusion. Dickinson College is a space where everyone can find their niche and have a successful academic career. After declaring a major, there is a sense of contentedness with the other students in the major and professors; a setting where relationships are formed easily and relationships that last. At all schools, it is imperative to step outside your comfort zone and be true to yourself, and that stands true at Dickinson too. There are a plethora of clubs and organizations that are begging you to join, you just have to make the conscience effort to let go of high school stigmas and join! I am very happy with my choice and, if I could have a do over, I would choose Dickinson with no hesitation.
- College Junior
- 3 months ago
Dickinson is a great place for some people. With that being said it is defiantly not for everyone. For a "liberal" school I found many corners of campus to not be as inclusive and open minded as I anticipated. I also found that the student body didn't always feel very intellectually or academically inclined outside the classroom. Because the school is both small and isolated the social scene can feel smothering- I would not say there are cliques but many of the students seem concerned with their social image and who they are spending time with, making it feel sometimes like high-school. The Town of Carlisle doesn't really serve as an escape from the social scene (it is very small). I have enjoyed y classes, and many of the professor I have had have been very helpful and accessible. However, the campus vibe has not been what I hoped for, and I found some departments to be a little limited (in courses etc.). My biggest advice for anyone considering Dickinson's to think very carefully about it and to understand how isolated the school can feel and that the diversity and mindedness that is advertised seems lacking.
- College Sophomore
- 4 months ago