Dickinson College

Location
Carlisle, PA
Student Size
1,932
College Type
Private University|Liberal Arts
Accceptance Rate
52%
Average Cost Per Year
$37,342
Student To Faculty Ratio
8:1

About Our College

Dickinson College is a private liberal arts college in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1773 as Carlisle Grammar School, Dickinson was chartered on September 9, 1783,[5] making it the first college to be founded after the formation of the United States. Dickinson was founded by Benjamin Rush, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, and named in honor of John Dickinson, a signer of the Constitution who was later the governor of Pennsylvania, and his wife Mary Norris Dickinson. They donated much of their extensive personal libraries to the new college.[6]

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