Dickinson College

509 reviews
  1. Carlisle, PA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
Dickinson College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference
Address
College and Louther Streets
Carlisle, PA 17013

Dickinson College Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
48%
SAT Range
1190-1365
ACT Range
27-30
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$33,457/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,762/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,621/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,662/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,738/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,415/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
96%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,332Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Privileged
    80%
  • Athletic
    10%
  • Friendly
    10%
  • Hipster
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
71%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.35 responses
Poll
87%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Awesome
    56%
  • Old
    11%
  • Personal
    11%
  • Small
    11%
  • White
    11%
  • Boring
    0%
  • Community
    0%

After Dickinson College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses

Reviews

509 reviews
  • Excellent
    67
  • Very Good
    175
  • Average
    190
  • Poor
    52
  • Terrible
    13
Dickinson College is a liberal arts school that provides a diverse education which prepares its students for the real world in a manner not seen in other institutions. The small faculty to student ratio allows professors to establish personal and meaningful relationships with their students. Dickinson also provides a large variety of on-campus clubs and activities that appeal to any interest a student may have. The local area around Dickinson contains the resources needed for college life. Overall, Dickinson College is a great place to prepare anyone looking to graduate and go into their major with confidence.
  • Niche User
  • 9 hours ago
I chose Dickinson as my ED school. Everyone was super friendly on campus when I came to visit, and I knew I wanted to apply right away. Like all freshmen, it's been a transition, but I've been able to quickly find people who I can spend time with and rely on for support. My classes have been challenging and engaging, and the professors do truly care about student success. My advice to anyone applying this year/in the future would be to consider how small of a town Carlisle is. It's a cute town, but for a lot of people I have come across, not having immediate access to a major city has been a real culture shock. Number two, if parties are your thing, they can be limited and occasionally hard to get into, especially for freshmen. But, if parties aren't your thing, don't worry. There are plenty of other ways to get involved and fun activities and trips to try. Lastly, don't expect football games to be huge social events. Not only does our team not have the best record, but we're also a small(ish) D3 school. Overall, it is a lively, motivated student body, and already I have created positive memories! Just remember to take all of the small-liberal arts factors into your decision. :)
  • College Freshman
  • 9 days ago
I've only been here for a couple of weeks, but so far my classes are engaging, the clubs have been welcoming, and I haven't been bored ye (including our Drinkinson weekends).
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 17 days ago