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Dickinson College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 41 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 1 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

55% Women
45% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Centennial Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $65,368)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $58,185)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 33 - - -
Basketball 17 14 - Yes
Field Hockey - 25 - Yes
Football 92 - - -
Golf 10 6 - -
Lacrosse 56 28 Yes -
Soccer 27 25 - Yes
Softball - 18 - Yes
Swimming 22 20 - -
Tennis 10 9 - Yes
Track and Field, Indoor 54 40 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 54 40 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 32 28 - -
Volleyball - 12 Yes Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Squash - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.2%
Hispanic 5.1%
Non-resident alien 7.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.4%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 75.6%
Percent of students with disability 10%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 7
Liquor Law Violation 15
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 5
Property Crime 15
Reviews Dorm Life
  • 1881
  • 4
  • I lived in Davidson-Wilson (DaWi) my first year. There, the door closes automatically because it's heavy - unlike Adams. Naturally, that creates somewhat of a boundary for first-years to hang…

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  • Current Student
  • 5
  • Great. I got lucky and was placed into the most recently redone Residence Hall, Adams, and don't even get me started on the bathrooms... Everyone lives on campus except a…

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  • Kelly
  • 3
  • Freshman dorms are very unequal, it all depends on which one you end up in. you cant pick your roommate freshman year either. sophomore dorms are probably worse, but once…

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  • Jessica from Inglewood, CA
  • 4
  • Each dorm community has it's own vibe. The school's RAs and Community advisors do a great job of promoting and finding people who are passionate about creating a safe space…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Morgan from Schuylkill Haven, PA
  • I am a current student here

    The food here is extremely hit or miss. The meal plan system is weird, which consequently gives you limited location options for eating. The cafeteria is a social hotspot, so most students eat there regularly. Most would say that the food relatively hit or miss, but I'd say it's usually pretty good. Across the hallway is the Snar, which offers sandwiches, a salad bar, and quick eats. The Quarry, the student-established coffee shop on campus, recently changed its entire menu, causing slow service and subpar sandwiches, but they have great wings and solid meal exchanges. There's also two juice bars. I'm satisfied with the dining options, but they could definitely be much better.

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  • 3
  • Current Student
  • I am a current student here

    I'm not personally a big fan of the mealplan here. It's all or nothing, with you buying one of three plans that are all the same price, but with varying ways of getting food, or not having one at all. (There is also a reduced price apartment plan, but you have to request that specially and only if you live in an apartment.) This adds quite a lot to your bill, but the food is good. There are four main option to eat on campus with your mealplan: The dining hall, which has it's great days, it's good days, and it's bad days (also home of the Kove which is open Sunday-Thursday with Kosher and vegan food); the Quarry, which has sandwiches, pastries, full coffee bar, pizza, etc; and the Underground (& Juice Box), which has fresh squeezed juice that actually makes a good meal because of all the things you can add, and fresh sushi which is made here and distributed to the other food locations on campus (the Juice Box makes juice as well as smoothies and is located in the fitness center). Lastly, there's the Snar (officially titled Union Station), which has a grill and cooks burgers, breakfast sandwiches, regular sandwiches, and a bunch of other things you'd expect from a grill, there's also a salad bar there and soup. MEALPLANS: Here's a basic rundown. You have two main options: Any 20 or Flex. Any 20 gives you 20 meals a week (Sunday we as a campus embrace brunch), and each meal is a designated 'meal exchange.' For example, at the Underground, you can get a large juice as one swipe (one meal exchange), and the Quarry you can get a sandwich with a drink and a fruit (fruit or wings I think?), and the Snar a burger, etc. You can pretty much get everything everywhere, except for sushi. On Flex, you have three ways to buy food: Flex points, Declining Balance, or Dining Dollars. With Dining Dollars and Declining Balance you get 10% off the food you buy (so they're good to buy sushi with because it's a bit more expensive), but with Flex points, you use meal exchange in the same way as Any 20: a breakfast meal exchange is 2 pts, lunch 3 pts, dinner 5 pts and this is regardless of the actual price of what you are buying. So for example, on Flex, it is cheaper to buy a large Juice at breakfast with your Flex points than a small juice with your dining dollars. Same for burgers at the Snar. Lastly, Thanksgiving is a big deal here. Expect tons of delicious food. (Before Thanksgiving Break).

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Most days food is pretty good. The worst part about it is that it just gets boring. We don't have a food service, we have chefs, so the food isn't gross, mass-produced in a factory. Also we have a soup chef that used to a White House soup chef!

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  • 3
  • 1881
  • I am a current student here

    The Caf is often proud for the organic stuff that they serve. The food's taste is okay, and I mean, looking at Carlisle's random location, I definitely am not complaining for the variety of food that they serve. I think that most of the Caf's food is really healthy. However, that being said, I prefer the Quarry or the Underground, which serves sushi and amazing sandwiches, when I'm choosing to eat at school. Unfortunately, the food is overpriced outside of the Caf. Outside of the school itself, the dining options are minimal, but a lack of variety does not mean a lack of quality! Definitely not. Downtown, they have a Belgian restaurant, a crepe place, and Japanese restaurant. All of them have really, really good dishes! I have been to a lot of places in the world, and have tried authentic foreign food, and Carlisle, despite the selection, still has the best taste/service combination for their restaurants. I recommend people from out of town to come too.

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  • 1
  • Kelly
  • I am a current student here

    It gets so old. There are either good days or bad and you have to get creative on the bad days.

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  • 4
  • Rachel from Pittsford, NY
  • I am a current student here

    The dining services offer flexible options for on the go students- from grab n' go to cafes and snack bars to give you a variety. The cafeteria is also on the whole pretty good for the cost.

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  • 4
  • Amanda from Benton, PA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food is excellent at Dickinson and there is a variety of places on and off campus to get good food at different times of day.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Morgan from Schuylkill Haven, PA
  • I am a current student here

    It's here, but it's a small part of campus life. People who take advantage of it absolutely love it, but nobody judges you if it's not your thing.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    About 20% do it. It's not a huge thing on campus, but if you're in it, it runs your life. Frats run a lot of parties but most people can get in them.

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  • 0
  • Jane from MORRISVILLE, PA
  • I am a current student here

    I'm involved with Greek life on my campus and I love it, but the school is really down on Greek life and make it difficult for us to remain on campus. It's pretty clear they want to get rid of it, but for now it's still there. It gives you more fun things to do on the weekends, opportunities for charity and community outreach, great friendships with people you may have never gotten to know on campus, and

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  • 0
  • Emma from Newville, PA
  • I am a current student here

    There are many Greek life groups on the campus ranging from social to academic core values. These must be sanctioned by the school, but there is a relatively accessible process to gain approval.

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