Dickinson College Reviews

3.76 out of 5 stars
(7 Reviews)
  • Carlisle (PA)
  • Annual Tuition: $54,661
86% of 7 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 7 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars
Shady, money hungry administration - 6/6/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2019
"From an educational standpoint, Dickinson is a good school that offers diverse courses and has a supporting faculty that is engaged and passionate. The issue is the student life and the administration. As a Dickinson graduate, I noticed the administration was more concerned with filling their pockets (mind you the cost of attending is already $60k+). Many attempts to coerce additional funds came from banning off-campus housing (ensured each of the 2,500 students payed the full $13,000 room/board) as well as issuing egregious charges for natural wear and tear in living spaces. No exaggeration, $800 for removing tape (for decorations) from walls and $40/per item to move furniture back to its normal positioning in the living space. Something needs to change because the school will be losing out on donations and support from alumni and their families. As it stands now, if I could redo my undergrad experience, it would not be at Dickinson College."
3.2 out of 5 stars
Abigail Colby - 6/28/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016
"Dickinson College is an excellent liberal arts school! It has many academic resources and the faculty are not only exceptional instructors in the classroom but investigate diverse and fanscinating research topics. My biggest complaint about Dickinson is adjunct professors. It does not happen often but when a professor goes on sabbatical the college will hire temporary adjunct professors. The adjuncts do not always understand the culture and philosophy of the institution and they are not always the most informed and knowledgeable instructors. I recommend avoiding taking classes instructed by adjuncts if at all possible unless you hear from a friend that they are a good instructor. Dickinson prepares it's students well for graduate and professional school and for the workforce. Choosing the right major is essential at Dickinson and don't let anyone tell you that something is a go nowhere major. I know plenty of Dickinson graduates that majored in English or philosophy and found jobs easily. Dickinson has a career center that is very helpful with networking and career guidance. I would definetly take advantage of it. I would recommend Dickinson to anyone!"
4.3 out of 5 stars
Connor Smith - 3/14/2017
Degree: International Business
Graduation Year: 2012
"Dickinson is a diverse college with a range of subjects to study. Specifically, Dickinson is known for its motto "Engage the World" with great International Business and International Affairs majors as well as a range of study abroad programs. With a wide range of opportunities, Dickinson is an ideal liberal arts college that can expose you to many new and interesting people and ideas."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Kristen - 2/5/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"Dickinson College is a great institution for those who prefer a one-on-one approach with faculty and administrators. Students can easily meet with faculty for extra help, and meet with administrators to discuss any potential problems. However, being a small, liberal arts, private school, the cost of tuition is high and the campus lacks diversity. As the campus is located in central Pennsylvania, it can be difficult to venture out for networking opportunities, but many majors and clubs plan trips to New York City and Philadelphia. The school can be generous with the research grants that it gives out, though the amount of merit-based scholarships is limited."
3.9 out of 5 stars
Mdgrl72 - 11/30/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2009
"Small school really creates a close-knit community. Class sizes are small, which allow for more one-on-one time with professors. Amazing faculty, great study abroad programs, and fantastic Greek life."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 10/26/2015
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2012
"This was the best college for my degree program. There were ample opportunities for student involvement as well as student employment within my field."
3.4 out of 5 stars
Dickinson 12 - 8/4/2015
Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2012
"Dickinson is a great school and has an inspiring community. I found my time in my classes to be though provoking and my extracurricular gave me the opportunity to hold various leadership positions throughout my time on campus. Carlisle is a cute town, but when I was there the nightlife was centered around campus parties and the few bars on the main street."
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