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NCAA Division III (with football)
Dickinson College Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses
Most Popular Majors
International Business63 Graduates
Political Science and Government55 Graduates
International Relations and National Security Studies34 Graduates
Anthropology and Archaeology27 Graduates
Mathematics & Statistics27 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.42 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.50 responses
After Dickinson College
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
Dickinson College Reviews
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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. :)
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.
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.