- 4 Year
- CARLISLE, PA
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- Academicsgrade A
- Valuegrade A+
- Diversitygrade A
- Campusgrade C
- Athleticsgrade C+
- Party Scenegrade C+
- Professorsgrade A
- Locationgrade C
- Dormsgrade C
- Campus Foodgrade C minus
- Student Lifegrade C+
- Safetygrade B minus
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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Most Popular Majors
- International Business83 Graduates
- Economics57 Graduates
- Political Science and Government50 Graduates
- International Relations48 Graduates
- Psychology42 Graduates
- English38 Graduates
- Environmental Science33 Graduates
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology30 Graduates
- Biology28 Graduates
- Education Research and Evaluation27 Graduates
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.
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Dickinson College Reviews
Downsides include dining--could use more locations (but there are so many cute restaurants downtown) and no off campus housing (but Dickinson does own a bunch of townhouses, apartments and seldom busts parties). Overall, incredibly thankful for Dickinson.