Dickinson delivers. A Dickinson education is about more than mastering facts. It takes students beyond the classroom, equipping them with distinctive habits of mind and unparalleled experiences that will prepare them for success. Our leadership in global study and investment in collegewide sustainability initiatives help to equip students with an essential 21st century skill set. A Dickinson education is useful in the way that matters most. Students leave ready for the next steps of life. Whether they move on to a job, graduate or professional school or meaningful postgraduate experience, they leave Dickinson prepared to be of service as engaged citizens and leaders in an ever-changing world.
The proof. Return on investment. Value and worth. Lifelong benefits. For us, it’s not just about jobs and grad-school acceptances. Of course that’s important, but we look beyond. It’s about the relationships formed and the connections made. It’s about producing citizen leaders who engage with and improve the wider world. We hope these stats shed some light on all of that, but read on to discover the stories, experiences and opportunities that go beyond the numbers. THE EXPERIENCE
of students study abroad, including 51% of More than science majors in the class of 2013.
10:1 student/faculty ratio, demonstrating our commitment to individualized education Average class size of
17students, and ZERO classes with
more than 50 students
82% of graduates are active voters (50% higher than the
90% of Dickinsonians volunteer in their communities and 95% contribute to nonprofit organizations.
Dickinsonians earned Fulbright scholarships in the last decade, making us a top-10 Fulbright-producing institution
of Dickinsonians are employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation
(of those recommended) for medical school within all health professions are accepted
median 30-year return on investment of a Dickinson education according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek (2011)
of recent law school applicants are accepted
Every college brochure needs some long lists. These are worth the read. Dickinsonians have graduated from and are currently attending hundreds of graduate and professional schools around the world. Listing them all would take pages and pages. Here is a sampling: City University London College of Charleston (Grice Marine Laboratory) Columbia University and Columbia Law School Dartmouth University Duke University George Washington University School of Medicine Harvard University and Harvard Law School Johns Hopkins University London School of Economics Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) New York University Northwestern University
Oxford University Penn State College of Medicine Pratt Institute Princeton University Rutgers School of Dental Medicine Sotheby’s Institute of Art Stanford University and Stanford University School of Medicine University of Bologna University of East Anglia University of Michigan Law School University of North Carolina– Chapel Hill University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh School of Law Yale University
Internship opportunities 20th Century Fox, New York, N.Y. Berenberg Bank, Hamburg, Germany Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Annapolis, Md. Committee on Homeland Security, Washington, D.C. Condé Nast, New York, N.Y. Credit Suisse, Miami, Fla. Merrill Lynch, New York, N.Y. National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Md. Penguin U.S.A., New York, N.Y.
Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh, Pa. Playworks, Los Angeles, Calif. Rockefeller Research Laboratories, Sloan Kettering Institute, New York, N.Y. Sotheby’s Inc., New York, N.Y. The American Museum of Natural History, New York, N.Y. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio U.S. Army War College / PKSOI, Carlisle, Pa. UBS Financial Services, Irvine, Calif.
Prestigious awards, scholarships and recognitions Carnegie Junior Fellowship Chemistry World Entrepreneur of the Year Finnegan Fellowship Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship and Fulbright Research Scholarship (top-10 Fulbright-producing institution) George Mitchell Scholarship Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award Kathryn Wasserman Davis Projects for Peace Grant
Lemelson-MIT Prize Linus Pauling Medal Award Mary McCarthy Prize Morris K. Udall Scholarship Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans Rotary International Global Grant Time magazineâ€™s list of 100 most influential people Tony Award
Dickinson is not the final destination. It is a four-year launching pad. Our graduates have an edge, and that edge leads them to launch careers from Wall Street to Silicon Valley and abroad, serve with Teach for America and the Peace Corps, and embark on entrepreneurial endeavors that impact the world. They continue to be at the top of their fields in business, science and medicine, law and finance, art and education, and government and nonprofit work. Their successes reflect a significant return on the investment in a Dickinson education.
Michael Lanz â€™91, industry director for social & information, Google
Our alumni are the best evidence of our value. Amy Nauiokas ’94,
CEO of Barclays Stockbrokers, current venture capitalist, former
Archer Gray Productions founder of
“With its focus on the liberal arts and interdisciplinary study, Dickinson has always been a school that speaks to the whole student.”
Katlin Harker ’07, English, Peace Corps Teacher in Washington, D.C.
Liz Grazioli ’09, art & art history, founder of ArtSee, a premier fine-arts communications agency “I enjoyed every minute of my time at Dickinson—I learned a lot, I made all of my best friends there. I also had great mentors—alumni, professors and leaders on campus—who helped me find my way and still are there for me.”
“Dickinson exposed me to passionate, thoughtful people in a variety of roles and areas. My experience abroad in Cameroon led me to join the Peace Corps. My experience playing field hockey as a Red Devil helped me to define my coaching style. My experiences in the English department gave me a growing love of literature and the skills necessary to pass it on to my 10th-grade students.”
the whole student.”
Everett Lasher ’11, earth sciences, pursuing a Ph.D. in earth & planetary science at Northwestern University “I wouldn’t be pursuing a doctoral degree without the outstanding resources available at Dickinson. My four years there first allowed me to discover my passion for earth sciences. They offered ample opportunities to engage in research and travel. Dickinson also laid the foundation for a wide professional and academic network that has been incredibly useful.”
Chad Mirkin ’86, chemistry, professor and director of Northwestern University’s International Institute of Nanotechnology; recipient of numerous accolades, including the 2013 Linus Pauling Medal Award (often a precursor to the Nobel Prize). “Clearly, the world is facing significant challenges— economically, politically, environmentally and technologically. That is why we need scientists who are broadly educated, who can think critically, who can solve problems and who can work with others creatively to improve our world. I draw on my Dickinson education every day. The way I was taught to see the world at Dickinson continues to guide my thinking, even all these years later.”
More profiles: www.dickinson.edu/alumni/profiles
Sometimes it is all about who you know. A Dickinson education opens doors to advanced study and meaningful careers. To that end, the college has developed a network of agreements with excellent graduate and professional schools, both nationally and internationally, in a range of fields, offering both joint-degree programs and advanced enrollment into masterâ€™s programs. These opportunities greatly enhance the quality and value of the Dickinson educational experience.
More information: www.dickinson.edu/ admissions/agreements.
GRADUATE SCHOOL AGREEMENTS • Business: Thunderbird School of Global Management and the University of Rochester • Engineering: Columbia University, Case Western Reserve University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute • International Graduate Education: The Network of Autonomous Schools of the Lombardy Region (Italy, language assistant internship), the University of Bremen (German), the University of East Anglia (England), the University of Málaga (Spain), the University of Maine (global policy) and the University of Queensland (Australia) • Law: The Pennsylvania State University • Medicine/health: Johns Hopkins University and Jefferson Medical College
Wherever you want to go, we will help you get there. From our experiential learning opportunities to the tools offered in our Career Center, Dickinsonâ€™s distinctive liberal-arts approach fosters skills that benefit graduates beyond the limestone walls, preparing them to excel in fields including law, medicine, research, the arts, business and finance, public service, education, community service, environmental studies, the military, religion and beyond.
Photo by Rizwan Saffie â€™14, submitted for the Study Abroad Photo Contest
The Career Center provides tools for students and alumni to make career decisions and connect to opportunities. Outstanding resources are available through the college’s global network of alumni and employers, including regular visits to campus by accomplished alumni. Here are some of the opportunities provided by the Career Center. •D ickinsonConnect, a software application that organizes job and internship opportunities • Trips to cities, like New York City and Washington, D.C., where students meet with alumni in finance, communication, government, nonprofit and beyond •N etworking Day, held annually to provide opportunities for students to make in-person connections with alumni • I ndividualized consultations with students, which include facilitating connections with alumni, job search and interview coaching, resumé review, LinkedIn profile assistance and more
A Dickinsonian’s journey is bold, undefined, exceptional and ever evolving. Dickinsonians are notorious for taking the road less traveled, allowing life to take them in unexpected directions and being nimble enough to roll with the punches. Here are three examples of what an unpredictable path might look like.
EZEQUIEL GLEICHGERRCHT ’08 Buenos Aires, Argentina declared double major in biology and neuroscience with a minor in French >>> honed skills in four languages: and
Spanish, English, French
Portuguese >>> managed the French and
Spanish special-interest house and worked for the Office of Diversity Initiatives >>> conducted research with Assistant Professor of Psychology Richard Abrams and with Assistant Professor of French Lucile Duperron >>> earned a Ph.D. at the University of Buenos Aires >>> was published in top scientific journals, presented more than 100 posters and was associate editor for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease >>> co-director of the Laboratory of Neuropsychology of Neurological Psychiatric Disorders at the Institute of Cognitive Neurology in Buenos Aires
EDWARD RICOURT ’95 New York, N.Y. discovered a passion for writing in fiction and theatre classes
>>> wrote first
script as an independent study with Professor Todd Wronski >>> graduated with degree in political science >>> job as production assistant in New York City >>> associate producer for The Ricki Lake Show >>> optioned his first script,
Dead by Daylight, which
never made it to production
an MFA in dramatic writing from New York University >>> moved to Los Angeles with only two months’ rent in his pocket >>> sold several scripts that remained unproduced and continued writing
>>> Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan
Freeman and Woody Harrelson signed on for the script that would change his life, Now You See Me
MARISSA FAITH FOLK ’08 Williamsport, Pa. applied Early Decision after first visit to campus >>> influential World Music class: Professor Amy Wlodarski became a friend and mentor
>>> internship at the White House
>>> declared major in economics >>> got involved in
Student Senate >>> internship
with Booz Allen Hamilton >>> elected senior class president and got involved in event planning >>> graduated cum laude and awarded the
Hufstader Prize for Senior
Leadership >>> hired as senior change management consultant for IBM
I believe that a liberal-arts education gives you the ability—when confronted with an assignment, a social situation, a task that stretches you intellectually and personally—to navigate that challenge with confidence, skill and grace. As I say frequently, having a liberal-arts degree means that you have the confidence to say to yourself, ‘I have no idea how to do that, but I’ll figure it out.’ —Dickinson President Nancy A. Roseman
Photo credits: Lydia Daniller, John Creston Dubois, James Kegley, Lianne Milton, Carl Sander Socolow ’77, Marc Piscotty, Rizwan Saffie ’14, Matt Zugale
The facts. Dickinson is a premier four-year residential liberal-arts institution chartered in 1783 and widely recognized as a leader in global and sustainability education. We prepare our graduates to face the world’s challenges so they are always equipped and eager to collaborate with others to make an impact.
CAMPUS & FACILITIES • 180-acre campus • 58 general and specialinterest housing facilities • 4 LEED-gold-certified buildings
TUITION & FEES (’13-’14) • Tuition — $45,644 • Room & Board — $11,568 • Student Activities Fee — $450 AID • $39 million in grants awarded
ACADEMIC FEATURES • 10:1 student-faculty ratio • 17 student average class size • 42 majors plus minors, certificate programs, independent research • Army ROTC ENROLLMENT • 2,339 full-time students • 44 states and territories and 44 countries represented
in ’12-’13 • 66% of students receive merit or need-based aid ADMISSION & AID DEADLINES • Early Decision I – Nov. 15 • Early Action – Dec. 1 • Early Decision II – Jan. 15 • Regular Decision – Feb. 1 CONNECT WITH US facebook.com/Dickinson twitter.com/DickinsonCol studentstories.tumblr.com
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A Dickinson education is useful in the way that matters most. Students leave ready for the next steps of life. Whether they move on to a job...