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Dickinson College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
2,368
Total Undergrads
Including 41 Part-time
658
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 1 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

55% Women
45% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

Centennial Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

11
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $65,368)
12
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $58,185)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 33 - - -
Basketball 17 14 - Yes
Field Hockey - 25 - Yes
Football 92 - - -
Golf 10 6 - -
Lacrosse 56 28 Yes -
Soccer 27 25 - Yes
Softball - 18 - Yes
Swimming 22 20 - -
Tennis 10 9 - Yes
Track and Field, Indoor 54 40 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 54 40 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 32 28 - -
Volleyball - 12 Yes Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Squash - - - Yes

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.2%
Hispanic 5.1%
Non-resident alien 7.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.4%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 75.6%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 10%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 7
Liquor Law Violation 15
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 5
Property Crime 15
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Kelly
  • 3
  • Freshman dorms are very unequal, it all depends on which one you end up in. you cant pick your roommate freshman year either. sophomore dorms are probably worse, but once…

  • Jul-09-2013 Read More
  • Jessica from Inglewood, CA
  • 4
  • Each dorm community has it's own vibe. The school's RAs and Community advisors do a great job of promoting and finding people who are passionate about creating a safe space…

  • Apr-04-2012 Read More
  • Frank from Fort Washington, PA
  • 3
  • Typical college dorms. Alcohol is prevalent, but the school is combating underage drinking. Legal drinking is not discouraged. Very little if any hard core drug use. …

  • May-27-2012 Read More
  • Emma from Newville, PA
  • 4
  • A variety of housing options are available. The typical two person/one room, suites with four persons/two rooms/and a common room, single rooms, and apartments are available. The dorms…

  • Aug-30-2012 Read More
  • Jane from MORRISVILLE, PA
  • 2
  • Dickinson has really been terrible when it comes to housing. They keep accepting bigger and bigger classes and creating forced triples in rooms that barely fit two people. You could…

  • Jan-19-2013 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Accepted Student from California
  • Apr-29-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The town is small, so there isn't too much to choose from, but the dining hall has good food and brunch is a big thing at Dickinson.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Feb-25-2014 I am a current student here

    Most days food is pretty good. The worst part about it is that it just gets boring. We don't have a food service, we have chefs, so the food isn't gross, mass-produced in a factory. Also we have a soup chef that used to a White House soup chef!

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  • 3
  • 1881
  • Aug-05-2013 I am a current student here

    The Caf is often proud for the organic stuff that they serve. The food's taste is okay, and I mean, looking at Carlisle's random location, I definitely am not complaining for the variety of food that they serve. I think that most of the Caf's food is really healthy. However, that being said, I prefer the Quarry or the Underground, which serves sushi and amazing sandwiches, when I'm choosing to eat at school. Unfortunately, the food is overpriced outside of the Caf. Outside of the school itself, the dining options are minimal, but a lack of variety does not mean a lack of quality! Definitely not. Downtown, they have a Belgian restaurant, a crepe place, and Japanese restaurant. All of them have really, really good dishes! I have been to a lot of places in the world, and have tried authentic foreign food, and Carlisle, despite the selection, still has the best taste/service combination for their restaurants. I recommend people from out of town to come too.

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  • 1
  • Kelly
  • Jul-09-2013 I am a current student here

    It gets so old. There are either good days or bad and you have to get creative on the bad days.

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  • 4
  • Rachel from Pittsford, NY
  • Jul-02-2013 I am a current student here

    The dining services offer flexible options for on the go students- from grab n' go to cafes and snack bars to give you a variety. The cafeteria is also on the whole pretty good for the cost.

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  • 4
  • Amanda from Benton, PA
  • Mar-26-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food is excellent at Dickinson and there is a variety of places on and off campus to get good food at different times of day.

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  • 2
  • Jane from MORRISVILLE, PA
  • Jan-19-2013 I am a current student here

    The caf has decent food, but the design is pretty bleak. Also, think back to every high school movie cliche -- yup there are assigned tables. Sports teams, frats, sororities, and even random groups of friends claim tables. The track team will harass you until you leave their table.

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  • 5
  • Emma from Newville, PA
  • Aug-30-2012 I am a current student here

    The food services here are sublime. The cuisine is varied, all dietary needs accomodated, and the quality of food is off the charts. Fresh fruit is ALWAYS available and healthy options presented and encouraged. This is NOT typical cafeteria food but runs more along the lines of something you'd find in a dining room on a top of the line cruise.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Feb-25-2014 I am a current student here

    About 20% do it. It's not a huge thing on campus, but if you're in it, it runs your life. Frats run a lot of parties but most people can get in them.

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  • 0
  • Jane from MORRISVILLE, PA
  • Jan-19-2013 I am a current student here

    I'm involved with Greek life on my campus and I love it, but the school is really down on Greek life and make it difficult for us to remain on campus. It's pretty clear they want to get rid of it, but for now it's still there. It gives you more fun things to do on the weekends, opportunities for charity and community outreach, great friendships with people you may have never gotten to know on campus, and

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  • 0
  • Emma from Newville, PA
  • Aug-30-2012 I am a current student here

    There are many Greek life groups on the campus ranging from social to academic core values. These must be sanctioned by the school, but there is a relatively accessible process to gain approval.

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