Dickinson College

Dickinson College is a private, residential liberal arts college in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States. Originally established as a grammar school in 1773, Dickinson was chartered September 9, 1783, five days after the signing of the Treaty of Paris, making it the first college to be founded in the newly recognized United States. Dickinson was founded by Benjamin Rush, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and named in honor of a signer of the Constitution, John Dickinson, who was later the President of Pennsylvania. Dickinson College is America's 16th oldest college.

With over 180 full-time faculty members and an enrollment of nearly 2,400 students, Dickinson is known for its curriculum and international education programs. Dickinson sponsors 12 study centers in other countries and its approach to global education has received national recognition from the American Council on Education and NAFSA: Association of International Educators. The college was among six institutions profiled in depth by NAFSA for "Outstanding Campus Internationalization" in 2003 The 42% acceptance rate for the Class of 2011 is Dickinson's lowest ever, and the College's nearly 6,000 applications put it amongst the top liberal arts colleges nationwide. In 2007 Dickinson's endowment topped $300 million, more than double its total from ten years before.

Dickinson College is not to be confused with the Dickinson School of Law, which abuts the campus but has not been associated with the college since the late 19th century. The law school merged with Pennsylvania State University in 1997, and its students study at both the Carlisle and State College campuses. Dickinson is sometimes mistaken for, yet has no relation to, Fairleigh Dickinson University, a private university in the state of New Jersey and Dickinson State University in North Dakota.

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Criticism Of College And University Rankings (2007 United States) - Rebuttals and Further Responses - Consumer Demand - Response From Dickinson College
... The Provost and Dean of Dickinson College, Neil Weissman, responded to Robert Samuelson's rebuttal, in the 30 June 2007 Letter to the Editor, for the ... News and World Report rankings of colleges, I imagined the decision would evoke some criticism, but never the charge Robert J ... Samuelson also missed the point in suggesting nonparticipating colleges are trying to censor U.S ...
Art Kahler - Coaching History - Brown University/Dickinson College
... At the same time, he was head football coach at Dickinson College, even though the schools are over 350 miles apart ... coached his 100th football victory at Dickinson and also introduced night football to the school ... He coached at Dickinson college from 1935 to 1941 and posted a record of 27 wins, 25 losses, and 5 ties ...
Simon F. Pauxtis - Coaching History - Dickinson College
... Pauxtis was the 12th head football coach for the Dickinson College Red Devils in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and he held that position for two seasons, from 1911 until 1912 ... His overall coaching record at Dickinson was 8 wins, 6 losses, and 2 ties ... This ranks him 13th at Dickinson in terms of total wins and seventh at Dickinson in terms of winning percentage ...
... Licensed to Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA, the station serves the Pennsylvania college area ... The station is currently owned by Trustees of Dickinson College. 1959 as an AM operation at 640 kHz, with broadcasts confined to the Dickinson campus ...
Dickinson College - Rankings and Financial Aid
... In 2006, the college was ranked the most physically fit school in America by Men's Fitness ... In 2006, Dickinson decided to stop publicizing its ranking in "America's Best Colleges" from U.S ... News World Report however, in 2009 rankings Dickinson placed #45 among Liberal Arts Colleges ...

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