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5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: All or at least most of the parties are thrown by the sports teams, whose games are rarely attended but everyone on the teams has really nice team ethics and are really close. Being on a sports team will definitely give you an advantage here, but its not everything.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Remodelated facilities for squash but we still need locker rooms in where we can storage our stuff

4 College Junior

Athletics: When attending a small school, it would come as no surprise that athletics are not the focal point of student life. These student athletes are first and foremost students, but athletes who wanted a standout education along with continuing their athletic success. Dickinson, historically, has above average athletic teams and specific games throughout the seasons are attended by students. There is school spirit, but that spirit is not surrounding the athletic performances. Dickinson has recently upgraded all the athletic facilities and they are fantastic.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: A lot of student are involved in athletics and some teams are pretty good. The better teams have better fan turn out at games. For example, not many people go to football games because they aren't very good but basketball games usually receive a good turnout and are lively. Dickinson is a small division III liberal arts school so don't expect the kind of school spirit that can be found at a division I school, but for a small school we are pretty spirited.The sports facilities are really good. I don't play any sports but I know theres a brand new athletic training center. The Kline center was also just redone and is a really great place to work out. There is also a rock-climbing wall that anyone can use.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Good accessibility to sports and sports involvement


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Dickinson is a school where students can successfully participate in one or more varsity sports and not get behind in their workload. Since the philosophy at Dickinson is that academics come first, many varsity sports teams achieve “Academic All-American” status for their combined team GPAs. Dickinson is a member of the Centennial Conference and competes against schools like Gettysburg, Franklin & Marshall, Johns Hopkins, Haverford, Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, Washington, McDaniel, Ursinus, and Muhlenberg. While Dickinson's sports teams vary in ability, the men’s and women’s cross country teams and the men’s and women’s swimming teams often have undefeated records at the end of their seasons.

Intramural sports are also very big on campus and are adored by students—championship T-shirts are a coveted possession. The intramural program exists on a level between open recreation and varsity athletics and offers students an opportunity to compete in a structured and competitive setting. Participation is available in individual, dual, and team competition.


Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: Centennial Conference
Basketball: Centennial Conference
School Colors
Red and white
School Nickname
Red Devil
Men Playing Varsity Sports
316 - 30%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
224 - 17%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Chidokwan karate
  • Cricket
  • Equestrian
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Paintball
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Volleyball (men's)
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Floor hockey
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
Kline Athletic Center
Most Popular Sports
Cross country, football, ice hockey (club)
Most Overlooked Teams
School Spirit
Because the idea at Dickinson is that academics come before athletics, school spirit and student attendance at sporting events is less than stellar. The Student Senate has recently formed a "spirit committee" to solve this problem, and spirit is slowly on the rise among the student body. This is not to say that Dickinson students don't take pride in their school, because we do. Students wear their Dickinson gear regularly, and many cars can be seen parked on the street displaying the Dickinson College logo.
Getting Tickets
Getting tickets is extremely easy. Football is the only sport that requires tickets, and they can be purchased by non-students for a small fee upon entry to the game. Students get in free with their ID.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Around campus, down High Street

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 50 responses

  • 2% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 8% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 84% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 6% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 51 responses

  • 25% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 22% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 53% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 51 responses

  • 16% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 55% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 18% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 12% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
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