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Dickinson College

Carlisle, Pennsylvania


Dickinson College

Private 4 Year

About Dickinson College

Dickinson College is a private, residential liberal arts college in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded in 1773 as Carlisle Grammar School, Dickinson was chartered 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.

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Located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

College and Louther Streets, Carlisle, PA, 17013-2896, Cumberland County

Dickinson College Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2022 Best Colleges in America

#435 of 6828

2022 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania

#25 of 361

Best Education research and evaluation Colleges & Universities in America

#8 of 22

Most Popular Majors

Out of 17 majors categories at Dickinson College, the 5 most popular are listed below.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Dickinson College within four or six years.

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Notable Alumni