Dickinson College

#768 / #238
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
#1095
Most Desirable School
College in Pennsylvania

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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, 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 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.

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Dickinson College Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual ApplicationsAcceptanceGraduation Rate
6,36648%82%

How Much Does Dickinson College Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$58,733
Price by Family Income
IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$12,729
30K - 48K$12,027
48K - 75K$19,300
75K - 110K$25,420
110K+$41,387

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 BodyUnder-GradsGraduates
2,0652,0641

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, Psychology, and Literature. 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.
John Langdon
An American typographer.
Roger B. Taney
Roger B. Taney
A Chief justice of the United States from 1836 to 1864.
Chad Mirkin
Chad Mirkin
An American chemist.
John E. Jones III
An American judge.
Rick Smolan
Rick Smolan
An American photographer.
Robert Cooper Grier
Robert Cooper Grier
An American judge.
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell
An American comedian, producer, actress, and television personality.
Leon Rose
A Sports agent.
James Buchanan
James Buchanan
A President of the United States from 1857 to 1861.
Jennifer Ringley
An American internet personality.
Moncure D. Conway
Moncure D. Conway
An American philosopher.

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