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Dickinson College

Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States
Here, students are encouraged to be actively engaged with the wider world and challenged to think differently and act boldly. Dickinsonians are guided by a core set of tenets—to be decisive, useful, curious and unafraid to take risks.We produce critical thinkers who see how everything is connected. Graduates forever ready to make a difference.

Bachelor's programmes

Medicine & Health (3)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



In 1783, Benjamin Rush, a revolutionary in both spirit and life, established Dickinson College with the intent of providing a different kind of liberal-arts education.


Educational studies fosters within students a deep understanding of the complexity of education and schooling as well as an ability to think critically about the ways in which education intersects with a broad range of social, cultural, political and economic forces.


Not only will you have the opportunity to conduct advanced research as an undergraduate that most wouldn’t experience until graduate school, you’ll also have the chance to work alongside faculty in the process.


The Career Center teaches Dickinson students and alumni how tomake and execute career decisions and connects them toappropriate career opportunities.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Student services

The Division of Student Life supports a rich and varied program of residential programs; clubs and organizations; internship, employment and volunteer opportunities; cultural and diversity initiatives and recreational and leisure programs for our students. 

Housing services

You’ll find an unranked listing of hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts in Carlisle and the surrounding region.

Library services

The Waidner-Spahr Library catalog provides access to over 1 million titles, including books, e-books, music, and video recordings. Our Journal Locator provides access to over 76,000 periodicals. In addition to these collections, the library is also home to several computer labs, classrooms, and individual study rooms.

ICT services

LIS prides itself on personal attention to constituents and improving services in response to the needs of the campus. 

Medical services

Healthcare FSA allows you to set aside money on a pre-tax basis to pay for out-of-pocket health, dental or vision expenses that are not covered, under the College’s plans, including plan deductibles and co-payments, prescription drugs, eyeglasses and frames, orthodontia and uncovered expenses by spouses or other eligible family members who may be covered by a non-Dickinson College medical plan. 

Student Life

Campus life

Dickinson boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the region and is located in a metropolitan area designated as one of the most livable in the country. Our students and faculty hail from 41 states and territories and 48 countries on six continents. No matter where you’re from, you’ll feel right at home here.

Sports facilities

Thanks to a $6 million gift from Samuel G. Rose ’58 and Julie Walters, a new two-story, 22,000-square-foot athletics-training center replaced the 1960s-era locker rooms at Dickinson’s recently renovated Biddle Field. The new facility is named the Durden Athletic Training Center to honor the tenure of former president William G. Durden ’71 and his wife, Dr. Elke Durden.


Dickinson College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Dickinson College is full of individualized, empowering opportunities. The more you seek, the more you find. When faculty see commitment and/or potential, they stick to you, make it clear that your progress matters to them, and collaboratively help you achieve what you want to achieve. I come out of Dickinson wholly transformed, with profoundly meaningful relationships,...

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The school could be less expensive and more diverse, but overall I really like my professors/classes.

Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States


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