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Dickinson College Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

2,414 students

42% admitted

  • 2,373 full time
  • 41 part time
  • 1,072 men full time
  • 1,301 women full time
  • 6,063 applied
  • 2,543 admitted
  • 652 enrolled

2,368 Undergraduates

$44,101 tuition/year

  • 46 Non-Degree
  • $44,101 in state
  • $450 fees
  • $11,178 room & board
  • $1,000 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Small city
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelor's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Red and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Kelly
  • 0
  • Dickinson has helpful professors and faculty. Dickinson College needs to lower its tuition, add more food and major options. It has a good study abroad program.…

  • Jul-09-2013 Read More
  • Jessica from Inglewood, CA
  • 0
  • Dickinson is probably one of the best schools that prepares you for the world. It's curriculum is based on creating well rounded students that are being prepared for the real…

  • Apr-04-2012 Read More
  • Frank from Fort Washington, PA
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  • Dickinson is a prestigious small liberal arts school nestled within the beautiful mountains and valleys of Central Pennsylvania. Dickinson offers some of the most competitive business, political science, history,…

  • May-27-2012 Read More
  • Emma from Newville, PA
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  • A highly selective, diverse college. Everyone's needs and input are accomodated and highly valued. The ntimate community supports personal growth and academics.…

  • Aug-30-2012 Read More
  • Jane from MORRISVILLE, PA
  • 0
  • The school is very dedicated to sustainability. Many people (including myself) are dissatisfied with the social environment, though and this produces a negative vibe sometimes around campus. The standards for…

  • Jan-19-2013 Read More
Mission Statement

Dickinson College was created explicitly for high purposes- to prepare young people, by means of a useful education in the liberal arts and sciences, for engaged lives of citizenship and leadership in the service of society. Founded by Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the college was chartered in 1783, just days after the conclusion of the American Revolution with the specific purpose of preparing the citizens and leaders who would ensure the success of the new democracy. It was to offer a distinctively original form of American education - one that was rigorously rooted in the traditional liberal arts and was, at the same time, innovative, forward-looking and ultimately useful. It was a revolutionary education designed for a revolutionary age.

As we face the challenges and complexities of the 21st century, Dickinson continues to seek direction from this revolutionary heritage within a contemporary context.

Dickinson College
  • Located in Carlisle, PA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 2,414 students enrolled
  • 42% admitted
  • $44,101 annual cost to attend

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Gabriel from Voorhees, NJ
  • Jul-14-2011 I am a current student here

    Yes Dickinson is in the borough of Carlisle, but there are a good amount of activities to engage in. Greek life is not overly prevalent. I am meeting some really good people here and am building very close relationships to my peers and my professors. I mean, I had crepes with President Bill Durden. That just doesn't happen at large schools.

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  • 4
  • JSR
  • Jul-23-2009 I am a current student here

    Coming from a big city and moving to Carlisle was difficult. My first month at Dickinson was especially difficult because it seemed as if there wasn't anything to do, but once I started getting involved in volunteering and performing in plays, my social circle branched out and I realized that I was no longer bored out of my mind. I'm happy here.

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  • 2
  • JR from PA
  • Jul-21-2009 I am a current student here

    You will probably find yourself conversating with several other students at random places on campus. Too often though, people can tend to be cliquey and zoned. If you're not a generically social person, the social climate may be somewhat difficult in terms of adaptation, but it doesn't mean that it's impossible to have a decent time, especially with many opportunities to gather with other people.

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  • 5
  • Dickinson Student
  • Jul-18-2009 I am a current student here

    I have met some of the most interesting and amazing people at Dickinson. I enjoy going to the different speakers that are on campus almost every week as they are usually very interesting and the topics usually relate to classes that are being offered. Even just grabbing a cup of coffee with a friend at the Quarry turn out to be the most memorable experiences because each person brings something fun and interesting to a conversation that could last for hours.

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