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We see things differently.

An education can’t be templated or preconceived. It must be flexible. Nimble. We don’t want our students simply to learn for learning’s sake. We want them to be forever useful, forever ready to take on every challenge, every twist, every opportunity that comes their way.

Collaboration here is frequent, rigorous, interdisciplinary, international, fruitful and surprising. In one three-month span, Dickinson students worked hand-in-hand with faculty to explore a chemical compound found in daisies that may be used to treat leukemia, published a study on substanceabuse recovery in adolescents, cataloged correspondence among African American poets across several decades and so much more. They partnered in labs, in theatres and in fields, over computers, spreadsheets, microscopes, telescopes and table saws. They learned from one another and were inspired to pursue new directions. And these are not isolated occurrences. These collaborations happen every day, every semester, every summer at Dickinson.


student-faculty ratio


student-faculty research and independentstudy projects with faculty mentors completed by the class of 2013

Dickinson is in Toulouse, not Paris. Nagoya, not Tokyo. Norwich, not London. Our students are truly immersed in the culture and encouraged to speak the language, intern in the host city and live as natives rather than tourists. We maintain our own long-established centers run by Dickinson faculty to make the study-abroad experience truly integrated with the home campus.

DICKINSON PROGRAMS Australia: Brisbane Cameroon: Yaoundé China: Beijing England: Norwich (humanities and sciences) England: Oxford France: Toulouse Germany: Bremen Italy: Bologna Japan: Nagoya Korea: Seoul Russia: Moscow South America: Argentina and Ecuador Spain: Málaga U.S.: New York City

China, photo by Xijing Zhang ’14

We are ambassadors for and members of the borough of Carlisle.

We frequent the small shops and array of restaurants downtown. We devote roughly 39,000 hours of community service each year. We explore the Appalachian Trail and kayak down the Conodoguinet Creek. We join in the festivities during First Friday, SummerFair and Farmers on the Square. And we take that pride in service and contribute on a larger scale—from Project SHARE to Teach for America. We translate that experience on the Appalachian Trail and use it to conquer Kilimanjaro. We take that sense of community we gained in Carlisle and apply it to every place we call home in the wider world. Nepal, photo by Cailey Clark ’13

Engaging in academic exploration is encouraged. Some students come to Dickinson without any sense of what they want to study. Others are certain they are heading down a particular road, but upon discovering the flexibility and range of opportunities, adjust their course. In all cases, we see an adept ability in our students to navigate through any obstacle, to take advantage of assistance when offered and to reach a destination with clarity and confidence.

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interdisciplinary programs

certificate programs




American Studies

Global Mosaics



Graduate School

Physical Education






Policy Management


Health Studies

Political Science

Art & Art History





Portuguese & Brazilian

Biochemistry &



Interdisciplinary Studies



International Business &


Business (International



International Studies







Public Speaking


Italian Studies


Classical Studies



Community Studies


Science, Technology &

Computer Science

Judaic Studies


Creative Writing


Secondary Teaching

Dance & Music

Latin American, Latino &


Earth Sciences

Security Studies

East Asian Studies

Law (3-3)



Law & Policy





Engineering (3-2)


Theatre Arts


Medieval & Early Modern

Women’s & Gender

Environmental Science



Environmental Studies

Middle East Studies

Writing Program

Film Studies

Military Science

First-Year Seminars

Modern Greek



Molecular Biology

Business &

Caribbean Studies

Note: Majors in bold

We’re Red Devils with green blood. The world we inhabit can be sustainable if we live and learn sustainably. The residents of our Center for Sustainable Living (Treehouse) are a serious exercise in energy reduction, consuming more than 50 percent less water, electricity and fossil fuels than the average college student. Our coffee cart is bike-powered. Our bike racks are works of art … literally. We top off our water bottles at filling stations across campus. We’re ever exploring new ways to re-define, re-use and re-imagine.

SUSTAINABLE RESULTS • 4 LEED-gold-certified buildings • 80 percent of the class of 2013 took one or more sustainability-related courses in two years • 180-acre certified-organic College Farm • 17 water-bottle-filling stations around campus • 700 pounds of food waste diverted per day by composting program • 43 Green Bikes built by students at The Handlebar available for borrowing • 100-gallon batches of biodiesel produced at a time using waste vegetable oil collected from community partners • 4 times more environmental-studies majors in the class of 2014 than were in the class of 2007

“Our students care about the environment. They worry about climate change, and they see the idea of sustainability as something they want to incorporate into their lives, whatever they go on to do after graduation.”

—Ashton Nichols, professor of English language and literature; Walter E. Beach ’56 Distinguished Chair in Sustainability Studies

The student voice is paramount. Our students love sharing the things they love about Dickinson. And we think that’s the best way to get to know what life at an institution is truly like. Here’s a taste of some student perspectives on what makes Dickinson distinctive.

Favorite Dickinson Traditions • Convocation and Commencement • Holiday feasts in the dining hall • Signing in to Old West • Not stepping on the seal in Britton Plaza

Best Way to Show Your School Spirit • Attend games • Vote in Senate elections • Be involved • Wear the red!

Best Dining Hall Meal • Grilled cheese and tomato soup day • Anything in the KOVE

Best Campus Event • SpringFest/EarthFest • Relay for Life • Charter Day • Open mic night at the Treehouse

Why Our Library is Amazing • Everything—Biblio, archives, quiet and not-so-quiet sections • The feeling of openness • The natural light helps me to focus and creates a positive study environment • Study spaces like The Nest

What does it mean to be a Red Devil?

It means being part of a community whose members support one another and cheer for the winners and the underdogs. It means being fiercely loyal to your teammates, your classmates, your coaches, your professors, your school. It means having a sense of determination, confidence and fervor, on the field and in the classroom. It means forging your own path as you leave the limestone walls and make your mark on the wider world. Red Devils are scholars, leaders, friends, champions, inspirations, trailblazers.

Men’s lacrosse and women’s track & field photos by James Rasp.

MEN’S TEAMS baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, squash (coming 2014-15), swimming, tennis, track and field

WOMEN’S TEAMS basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, squash (coming 2014-15), swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball


All-Centennial Conference athletes in 2012-13.

More than


All-American student-athletes.

What gives Dickinsonians an edge? A Dickinson education empowers students to be forever useful by preparing them to be leaders, teaching them how to communicate effectively, providing them with the ability to make connections where others see none and exposing them to an array of disciplines and firsthand experiences.


of graduates have a job or are in graduate school within one year of graduation


Fulbright-producing liberal-arts college

No. 8

Peace Corps Top College in the 2013 small-schools category


One of the nation’s top institutions for foreign-language study with languages offered England, photo by Danielle Staunton ’13

“I think the education I received at Dickinson was really important because it wasn’t just all classroom learning. I did a lot beyond classroom and saw how it applied in the real world.”

—Kate Consroe ’09, environmental analyst, Eastern Research Group

“I know that Dickinson has prepared me well to succeed, and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store.”

—Caitlin Ruggeri ’12, pursuing a master’s in public health at New York University

“Dickinson gave me the opportunity to excel in many different roles. My four years of varsity lacrosse; a semester in Málaga, Spain; serving as a tour guide and RA; and getting to meet so many different students, alumni and professors have all been important parts of my time at Dickinson.”

—Christian Beitel ’13, Spanish teacher and assistant lacrosse and hockey coach at The Gilman School

“You won’t work for one company for the rest of your life; you have to be ready for any direction. That’s what Dickinson did for me.”

—Ben Tiede ’05, director, Global Health Strategies; earned Ph.D. in molecular biology at Princeton University

Traditions are fundamental here. One of the most memorable and meaningful traditions comes in two parts. Convocation is a ceremony marking the official entrance of the incoming class into the Dickinson community. They walk up the venerated steps of Old West and sign in to the college. On their final day as students, at the Commencement ceremony, they sign out of the college and walk down the steps to receive their diplomas. These are the only two times the front doors of Old West are opened. The pride, the sense of community and the emotion felt during those moments, as pen touches paper and shoe strikes stone, is palpable.

Come visit us. Our beautiful 180-acre campus blends traditional and modern architecture in facilities offering cutting-edge technology and interactive teaching spaces. From Old West, at the heart of campus and more than 200 years old, to the state-of-the-art Rector Science Complex, come explore our impressive campus. 1-800-644-1773 717-245-1231


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Carlisle, Pa., is home to shops and restaurants, malls and theatres, the Appalachian Trail and many other outdoor attractions. Carlisle is part of the metropolitan region of Harrisburg, the state capital, and the area grants easy access to all major East Coast cities. The Harrisburg/Carlisle region was named one of the country’s best places to raise a family by Forbes magazine and voted one of America’s “most livable cities.”

The facts. Dickinson is a premier four-year residential liberal-arts institution chartered in 1783, with an education that is global in scope and focused on sustainability. We prepare our graduates to face the world’s challenges so they are always equipped and eager 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 • 2,341 full-time students • 41 states and territories and 48 countries represented

There’s more.

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

Dickinson: An Introduction 2013  

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