Dickinson College

482 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

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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%

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%

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

482 reviews
  • Excellent
    58
  • Very Good
    172
  • Average
    187
  • Poor
    52
  • Terrible
    13
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