Dickinson College Top Questions

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?


Obviously some people fit this stereotype, but the campus is actually very diverse socio-economically, ethnically, and internationally.


Not entirely. While there are a number of wealthy students on campus, these students do not dictate the cultural climate on campus. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that there is much difference on campus in terms of race, sexuality and cultural experiences. This diversity has been eye opening for me and have positively impacted my life.


While many Dickinson students fit this mold, there are many who do not and get along just fine. Since the school is expensive, there are a number of students with a lot of disposable income at hand, but while it is accurate that many Dickinsonians are rich, they (for the most part) are not snobby about it. I have friends who have parents at the helm of Fortune 500 companies and drive Range Rovers or Audis, but they still drink cheap beer and complain about job prospects like the fest of us.