Dickinson is a highly rated private college located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,376 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Dickinson acceptance rate is 43%. Popular majors include Economics, International Business, and Biology. Graduating 84% of students, Dickinson alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,700.
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.42 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses
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.45 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.53 responses
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
I love Dickinson! My first year here was very satisfying all around as a student-athlete. I found the ability to balance both athletics and academics, which is crucial to all coaches and athletes. My expectations were surpassed especially with regards to campus awareness. This college is very aware of diversity and contemporary issues. Two of the main pillars of a Dickinson education--global citizenship and sustainability--are present in every major's curriculum. I've found that alum have been able to apply their skills to jobs that might not even be related to their major. This skill is more important than ever because in 5-10 years, there will be jobs and industries that do not even exist yet.
I am a first year student at Dickinson and I have enjoyed my experience so far. The community is great and this was a concern for me being a person of color. However, the POC community is more than welcoming as well as the nonePOC community. Your experience here is what you make of it, if you go out and attempt to assimilate into the community you will do just fine but if you hide and stay away from people then you will not enjoy your experience. The classes are great the professor take a personal interest in your well being in class, to the point of emailing or calling you if you are absent. There are many clubs and activities to get involved in. Greek life is present but not mandatory to have a great experience at Dickinson. The party scene is great and accommodates all kind of people. From major parties to smaller kickbacks. I recommend Dickinson for anyone, it’s a great school!
I'm only a sophomore at Dickinson but my experience has been amazing so far. In speaking to my friends who attend different universities, I can say that the sense of community on the Dickinson campus is absolutely unmatched. Faculty and administration is incredibly accessible, I have already had the pleasure of having dinner with our college president, and have taken a class with our Dean of Students. Classes are intimate, my largest class so far being around 25 students and my smallest only having 5, which facilitates close and positive faculty-student relationships. Opportunities have proven to be almost overwhelming as an underclassmen, with various work and research opportunities both during the semester and over breaks, and the school's commitment to study abroad only works to increase student opportunities on a global scale.