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Dickinson College

High Street (US Route 11), PO Box 1773, Carlisle, PA 17013
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Carlisle
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Sep 16, 2014
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harrisburg Pa.
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

the college, has changed alot as well as the town of Carlisle, no more a haven for the snobbish, this is a quality education center, that really has outreach with the community as a whole! Local churches with Lutheran, baptist, Episcopalian, Methodist and even a church of Scientology pockmark the Carlisle landscape, Dinner is best on north pitt street and... More

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South Florida, Florida
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281 reviews 281 reviews
48 attraction reviews
362 helpful votes 362 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

What's to say? The students (downtown)are classy and well-behaved. The campus is a delight. And the overall setting in Carlisle PA would please any parent's heart - and, hopefully, the student's heart too.

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Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I was surprised I would like Carlisle as much as I did the first time I visited, which was September 2013. It was family weekend at Dickinson College. The "vibe" of the town and the university were just great. I didn't realize Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King spoke here; the location was on the underground railroad during the Civil War.

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Milton, Georgia
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322 reviews 322 reviews
215 attraction reviews
629 helpful votes 629 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a top notch school on a beautiful campus with buildings that are largely historical and match each other in look and feel. If you are interested in a liberal arts education that will serve you well then you should check this place out. If this review is helpful then please indicate so below.

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Mill Valley, California
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161 reviews 161 reviews
29 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our son recently graduated, and during each of our visits to this liberal arts college we found the architecture and grounds on campus to be quite lovely. He made life-long friends, and received a comprehensive education.

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Walnut Creek, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The locale is peaceful and relaxed but the students clearly have a passion for a high quality education. The curriculum certainly is varied enough to capture the interests of even the most uninspired young student.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Quintessential college campus, right out of a movie. Lovely people, students are friendly and helpful.

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We recently travelled from Western Massachusetts to Carlisle, Pennsylvania to explore Dickinson for my 17 year old daughter, as a potential college. It is a beautiful school with an interesting history, that clearly values its history, and sees its place as it moves towards the future. The information session was interesting, while the tour was good but not great. The... More

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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Toured this past weekend. Lovely campus. Great sense of school pride and community. Beautiful grounds and buildings. Incredible history and tradition.

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142 reviews 142 reviews
67 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Dickinson has done a great deal to make this a really nice looking campus, and it fits in nicely with the historic parts of Carlisle which is very close by. The college has done a good job of making the campus more green through the extended use of their agricultural programs. good place to go on the college circuit a... More

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