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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B-
Dickinson College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference
Address
College and Louther Streets
Carlisle, PA 17013
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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

Acceptance Rate
43%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1190-1365
ACT Range
27-30
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$34,409/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,974/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,217/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,286/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,696/ year
  • $110k+
    $41,768/ year
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Academics

Professors
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.41 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,376Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
10%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Privileged
    70%
  • Friendly
    15%
  • Athletic
    5%
  • Hipster
    5%
  • Stressed
    5%

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.44 responses
Poll
79%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Awesome
    25%
  • White
    25%
  • Boring
    15%
  • Personal
    15%
  • Small
    10%
  • Community
    5%
  • Old
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,800/ 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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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.
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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've loved Dickinson from the moment I stepped on campus. The landscape is well maintained, however some of the buildings could really use an update. The dorms are typical of any college, and they are adding a nice new dorm this year. There is special interest housing which is worth looking at. The class sizes are small so lots of one-on-one time with professors. The sciences are amazing even though Dickinson doesn't recognize them as much as the large population of business majors. My professors are great advisors for grad school and job options, and Dickinson has many resources for finding internships. Pretty diverse population and the food is awesome. I personally don't think this is a party school, good options for sororities but not so much fraternities. Greek life doesn't interfere with non-greek students. Carlisle is a nice town with lots to do in the surrounding area. Dickinson also provides great financial aid resources.