Dickinson College

498 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
    A
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
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

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
97%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 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 17 responses
Report
  • Privileged
    71%
  • Friendly
    18%
  • Athletic
    6%
  • Hipster
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
68%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.41 responses
Poll
84%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.49 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Awesome
    29%
  • White
    24%
  • Personal
    18%
  • Small
    12%
  • Boring
    6%
  • Community
    6%
  • Old
    6%

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.16 responses

Reviews

498 reviews
  • Excellent
    69
  • Very Good
    175
  • Average
    190
  • Poor
    51
  • Terrible
    13
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
  • 5 months 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
  • 3 months ago
There is a big disparity between the quality of freshman dorms, but if you get lucky you will have a great living area similar to a lot of colleges. However, if you live in the Quads, you will no doubt have a great experience with a tight knit community, the dorms will be less aesthetically pleasing. Living only gets better as you continue to progress through Dickinson. The social atmosphere depends solely on what you put in- get out there and join clubs, organizations, Greek life or anything! Remember, though, it is a small school and the social life can reflect that sometimes.
  • College Junior
  • 5 months ago