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Dickinson College Student Life

Dickinson College is on a 144-acre campus in a suburban setting in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, not far from Harrisburg. Dickinson College has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Dickinson College also has fraternities and sororities.

Dickinson College has a thriving Admissions Volunteers. In fact, more students participate in Admissions Volunteers than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Dickinson College include Outing Club, WDCV Radio Station, Student Senate and Multi-Organization Board.

The Dickinson College community comes together each year for Spring Fest, All College Formal and Drag Show.

Dickinson College Housing

Dickinson College offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Dickinson College students live on campus. In 2021, 65% of undergrads at Dickinson College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 35% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Dickinson College. There are 2,114 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,932 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,088 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 98% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Dickinson College offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Dickinson College Athletics

At Dickinson College there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Dickinson College:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Baseball Club Teams NCAA Division 3 Intercollegiate Club Teams
Golf NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Lacrosse Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Badminton Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Cheerleading Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Equestrian Sports Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Fencing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ice Hockey Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Racquetball Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rock Climbing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Skiing (Downhill) Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Basketball Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Squash Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Volleyball Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 3

Safety at Dickinson College

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Dickinson College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Dickinson College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Dickinson College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Dickinson College

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Dickinson College, take Interstate 76/81 to Carlisle, PA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Harrisburg International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Pennsylvania you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Dickinson College's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Dickinson College Students

59%

Women

41%

Men

95%

Full Time

5%

Part Time

27%

In State

73%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

Undergraduate Students

1,932

Dickinson College Campus Services

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,932

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

52%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$58,708

Out-of-State

$58,708

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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