In 1783, Benjamin Rush, a revolutionary in both spirit and life, established Dickinson College with the intent of providing a different kind of liberal-arts education.
Here, students are encouraged to be actively engaged with the wider world and challenged to think differently and act boldly. Dickinsonians are guided by a core set of tenets—to be decisive, useful, curious and unafraid to take risks.
• 2,345 full-time students
• 38 U.S. states and territories and 49 foreign countries represented
• 9:1 student-faculty ratio
• Two-thirds of our students study abroad
• 12 men’s and 13 women’s varsity sports, plus club and intramural sports