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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, Cultural
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Long Island, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Dickinson College is located on a beautiful campus. The professors and staff are very professional and friendly. The students are welcoming to newcomers and visitors.

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We drive through this area on our way to another attraction. Very cool. Buildings were attractive, college went for several blocks.

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harrisburg Pa.
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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293 reviews 293 reviews
49 attraction reviews
391 helpful votes 391 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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372 reviews 372 reviews
250 attraction reviews
736 helpful votes 736 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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166 reviews 166 reviews
29 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
54 reviews 54 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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