Dickinson College is on a 144-acre campus in the suburban setting of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, not far from Harrisburg.
There are many activities and organizations for Dickinson College students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Dickinson College has fraternities and sororities.
Dickinson College has several thriving Admissions Volunteers. In fact, more students participate in the Admissions Volunteers than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Dickinson College include Outing Club, WDCV Radio Station, Student Senate and MOB (Programming Board).
The Dickinson College community comes together each year for Springfest, All-College Formal and Drag Show.
This table offers information on housing at Dickinson College.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for senior|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||99%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||2,114|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||2,028|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||1%|
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 2022, 99% of undergrads at Dickinson College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 1% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Dickinson College. There are 2,114 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,173 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 2,028 students chose to live in campus housing. 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.
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|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Squash||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||√||√||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|
|Ultimate Frisbee||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
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.
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.
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