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Dickinson College Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
B
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Average Housing Costs
$12,794/ year
Poll
77%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.30 responses
Poll
71%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.51 responses

Food

Campus Food
B
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$6,196/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 42 responses
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  • The Kove in the cafeteria
    38%
  • Quarry Sandwiches
    29%
  • Snar
    24%
  • Juice Bar
    5%
  • Sushi
    2%
  • Underground
    2%
52%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.31 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
B-
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
C-
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 27 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    15%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    59%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    11%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    15%

Safety

Safety
B-
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
80%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.40 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 27 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    19%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    70%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    7%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    4%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 37 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    27%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    46%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    27%
  • Not very visible.
    0%
  • We have campus police?
    0%

Sports & Activities

Men's Varsity Sports
Golf, Tennis, Squash, Basketball, Swimming, Soccer, Track and Field: X-Country, Track and Field: Outdoor, Baseball, Track and Field: Indoor, Lacrosse, Football
Women's Varsity Sports
Golf, Tennis, Squash, Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Swimming, Field Hockey, Soccer, Track and Field: X-Country, Lacrosse, Track and Field: Outdoor, Track and Field: Indoor
Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 50 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    2%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    8%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    82%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    8%
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What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
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  • Signing In
    27%
  • The Seal of Dickinson College
    27%
  • The Mermaid
    19%
  • Charter Day
    12%
  • Cafsgiving
    8%
  • Dickinson College Logo
    8%

Party Scene

Party Scene
B-
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 33 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    3%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    36%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    48%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    12%
  • Parties? What parties?
    0%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 16 responses
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  • Halloween
    31%
  • Blacklight Freshmen Year
    19%
  • Treehouse throwdowns
    19%
  • Winter Formal
    19%
  • Fraternity Spring formals
    13%
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