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Dickinson College
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  • 4 Year
  • CARLISLE, PA

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade C
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

COLLEGE AND LOUTHER STREETS
CARLISLE, PA 17013
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference
From Dickinson College

Dickinson is a nationally recognized liberal-arts college chartered in 1783 in Carlisle, Pa. Dedicated to its revolutionary roots, the college maintains the mission of founder Benjamin Rush—to provide a useful education in the liberal arts and sciences. Dickinson offers 46 majors plus minors, certificate programs, and independent-research and internship opportunities. Innovative programs range from neuroscience to security studies, and Dickinson’s decidedly global curriculum includes 13 languages and a variety of globally oriented courses. Dickinson offers one of the world’s most respected study-abroad programs—more than half of Dickinson students study abroad in more than 40 programs in 25 countries on six continents. The college also is recognized as a leader among educational institutions committed to environmental sustainability and was one of the first 10 colleges in the country to achieve carbon neutrality.

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Dickinson College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
52%
SAT Range
1190-1365
ACT Range
27-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$37,342 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$36,341 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
83%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
97%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 34 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 64 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 64 responses

Majors

Recent Arts Residencies Explore Potent Themes Through Sight and Sound

Residencies are vital to arts education at Dickinson. They create opportunities for students in arts-related classes to learn directly from an array of accomplished professionals throughout their undergrad years who can share—and demonstrate—what it’s like to work and thrive in related careers.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,124 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
49
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
  • Privileged
    49%
  • Friendly
    27%
  • intelligent
    12%
  • Hipster
    5%
  • Athletic
    2%
  • cliqish
    2%
  • Strict
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 67 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 75 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 43 responses
  • Awesome
    26%
  • Boring
    16%
  • White
    16%
  • Personal
    9%
  • Small
    9%
  • Academically good, socially bland
    2%
  • academically-intense
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 16 responses

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