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Dickinson College
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  • 4 Year
  • CARLISLE, PA

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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade A
  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

272 WEST HIGH STREET
CARLISLE, PA 17013
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference
From Dickinson College

Dickinson is a four-year residential liberal-arts college chartered in 1783 by Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Our students leave Dickinson with an education that translates into a competitive edge and a mandate to lead and make a difference. In fact, 98% of graduates are in a job, internship, graduate school or pursuing a fellowship within one year.

Dickinson offers small, hands-on classes and extensive opportunities for research, fieldwork and internships in each of our 46 majors. We are one of only a few colleges in the country to offer international business & management, which prepares students to be global leaders in an ever-changing economy. Dickinson has one of the top off-campus study programs in the nation and is ranked in the top five for long-term study abroad by the Institute of International Education. We are also ranked #1 in sustainability by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

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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
40%
SAT Range
1190-1365
ACT Range
27-30
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$33,139 / 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
$38,039 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
84%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
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
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 62 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 62 responses

Majors

NEW MAJOR: Data Analytics

Dickinson’s newest major in data analytics will give students a depth and breadth of knowledge, including the technical expertise to perform sophisticated analyses, and the ability to meaningfully comprehend, critique and construct data-driven arguments.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,107 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
26
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
  • Privileged
    46%
  • Friendly
    27%
  • intelligent
    12%
  • Hipster
    5%
  • Stressed
    5%
  • Athletic
    2%
  • cliqish
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
68%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 65 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 73 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
  • Awesome
    27%
  • White
    17%
  • Boring
    15%
  • Personal
    10%
  • Small
    10%
  • Home away from home
    7%
  • academically-intense
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
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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