Dickinson College Top Questions

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?


Greek life is popular on campus, but you wouldn't know that if it weren't for the days where sororities/fraternities plan to wear matching t-shirts. It's really to go about your day without encountering, or even thinking about, Greek life. The student body is at Dickinson has a little bit of everything. There is a good amount of international students, a lot of them coming from East and South Asia and a few from all over Europe. The students that are from the US are typically from surrounding New England states, and New Jersey and Connecticut make up a good portion. There are lots of classy ladies/men - the kids who wear J. Crew, Sperry's, and button-downs. These students have a more carefree attitude towards school and their academics. Jocks are mixed in here, about 60% of students participate on a sport team. About 40% of the students here are very serious about academics and spend a lot of time in the library and 24-hour science labs doing work and securing the good grades that let us stay here.