Dickinson College

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About Dickinson College

According to Wikipedia, Dickinson College is a private liberal arts college in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1773 as Carlisle Grammar School, Dickinson was chartered on September 9, 1783, six days after the signing of the Treaty of Paris, making it the first college to be founded after the formation of the United States. Dickinson was founded by Benjamin Rush, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, and named "John and Mary's College" in honor of John Dickinson, a signer of the Constitution who was later the governor of Pennsylvania, and his wife Mary Norris Dickinson. They donated much of their extensive personal libraries to the new college.

Dickinson College Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate
5,375 52% 84%

How Much Does Dickinson College Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $11,046
30K - 48K $12,662
48K - 75K $18,152
75K - 110K $24,027
110K+ $41,667

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Dickinson College Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Dickinson College, then you can expect to earn an average of $64,100 per year. You also have a 92% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Dickinson College's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
2,296 2,295 1

Where is Dickinson College?

Dickinson College is located at College and Louther Streets, Carlisle PA 17013-2896

How Safe is Dickinson College?

Dickinson College has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%. Carlisle has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Dickinson College Known For?

Dickinson College is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Dickinson College's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Dickinson College's Most Influential Alumni?

Dickinson College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Law, Biology, and Anthropology. Here are some of Dickinson College's most famous alumni:

Spencer Fullerton Baird
Spencer Fullerton Baird
An American naturalist, ornithologist, ichthyologist, museum curator, and the 2nd Secretary of the Smithsonian.
Chad Mirkin
Chad Mirkin
An American chemist.
Rick Smolan
Rick Smolan
An American photographer.
James Buchanan
James Buchanan
An American politician, 15th president of the United States .
Judith Faulkner
An American computer scientist and business executive.
John E. Jones III
An American judge.
John Langdon
An American typographer.
John Winebrenner
A Founder of a Church.
Robert Cooper Grier
Robert Cooper Grier
An American judge.
Lewis Katz
A Businessman, Newspaper publisher .
Sukanya Krishnan
An American journalist.
Moncure D. Conway
Moncure D. Conway
An American philosopher.