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“A rainy visit to a beautiful campus”
Review of Dickinson College

Dickinson College
Ranked #2 of 29 things to do in Carlisle
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We recently travelled from Western Massachusetts to Carlisle, Pennsylvania to explore Dickinson for my 17 year old daughter, as a potential college. It is a beautiful school with an interesting history, that clearly values its history, and sees its place as it moves towards the future. The information session was interesting, while the tour was good but not great. The buildings are stunning, made from stone and awe-inspiring. Being in suburban Carlisle was less than inspiring, however, especially coming from New England where so many small colleges are in stunning surroundings. The school certainly is impressive and would be a great place to spend four formative years. A bastion of intellect in a sea of central Pennsylvanian industry...

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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Toured this past weekend. Lovely campus. Great sense of school pride and community. Beautiful grounds and buildings. Incredible history and tradition.

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Reviewed 13 April 2013

Dickinson has done a great deal to make this a really nice looking campus, and it fits in nicely with the historic parts of Carlisle which is very close by. The college has done a good job of making the campus more green through the extended use of their agricultural programs. good place to go on the college circuit a real PA campus with nice stone buildings.

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Reviewed 30 March 2013

Beautiful campus, great dining on campus, excellent tour and information session. The location of the college is convenient for walking to shops and restaurants.

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Reviewed 29 March 2013

As a local I have driven through the campus for years. Beautiful campus, many people comment on the trees, however I like going through the campus with no leaves on the trees since you can see the buildings better. The campus has some older buildings and some newer ones with interesting architectural features. My employer is working on the campus so I get to visit the campus and enjoy it more than I previously have.
About the only down side of the campus location is the crossing of Rt 11 via the crosswalks. Several students have been hit here and seriously injured. During peak times there is now a crossing guard.
Dickinson College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is 46th in Liberal Arts Colleges. The Law School is now affiliated with Penn State University.

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