Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

– Drive through the very well appointed town and then there is Dickinson
– 2,400 students
– Friendly, welcoming environment
– Art requirement – 1 semester
– Give merit aid
– Language requirement – 3rd level
– Archaeology major
– 2/3 of students study study abroad
– Mosaic program – Take 4 like classes in 4 weeks and then go study abroad for 6 weeks in that area
– Avg. class size 15, max out at 35
– Green, sustainable, minded school, many LEED certified buildings
– 5 miles outside of town is an organic farm that the college owns, to be used for classes, volunteering and paid work. 60% used for food at the school, remainder used for needy families in the area
– Physics, Geology and Biology majors
– Impressive labs
– Have a planetarium
– Housing guaranteed all 4years
– Public road weaving throughout the campus streets
– DIII, Athletes have own gym
– Bike friendly campus, can rent it at any rime or for the semester, part of tuition
– Doesn’t feel like your typical quad type of campus
– Not a lot of school spirit through athletics
– Good balance between academic and social
– CSS Profile – Financial aid form
– Run 13 of their own study abroad programs around the world
– Students required to take a sustainability course
– Most popular – International Business, Bio, Economics, Psych
– Unusual majors: Classics, Environmental Studies majors
– 25% participate in Greek life
– Sustainable living dorm
– Demonstrated interest plays a significant part, email, visits, send extra material with app
– Apply to the school in general, not by major
– ACT median 28-32, borderline, 1250 new SAT
– Meet 100% of need, read applications need aware
– $7500-$20,000 in merit aid (New SAT considered for top would be 1350 and 30, 10% receive
– Strongly recommend Interviewing, alumni and can be off campus

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