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I am a sophomore in Studio Art major. I decided my major after I came here so it turns out Dickinson is not really the best place for my major. The art department professors are quite nice and helpful, but if you are looking for the top training could prepare you a job afterwards, you may be careful for your major choice. I also tried to take different classes in different fields during the frist two years and I feel the chemistry, English, and International Relations(maybe there are more but I did not take any class) are quite good major choices here.
As a International Student, I am very happy about living in the community. There are some International Students from different countries so I could meet people with different culture background. Also, I learned more about American culture since the majority students are Americans. There are five sororities so if you want to make friends and go to parties you will find your life here. However, the Greek is quite time consuming if you want to study or having a rest during weekends. I went to parties in my freshman year but I seldom do that afterwards. Because the school is too small and you see all same people in parties and in class... which is not fun... and my English is not very good which makes me feel difficult to assimilate.
If you have a car, living in Carlisle is not horrible because you can go anywhere for weekends. If not, the weekend is going to kill you. Or you might just spend more time studying, as your parents expected, because you are too bored...
Anyways, hope it helps!
|May 01 2011|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2013 |
| Deciding to attend Dickinson College was the best decision of my life. The campus is beautiful, the faculty are passionate, engaging, and helpful. I am still close friends with the wonderful people I met here, and most of us are doing very well for mid-twentysomethings. Yes, Carlisle is a small town and can be boring, but Dickinson has so many activities that you are never left without anything to do. Get involved in activities and you will be as busy as you want. Central PA is also not far from Philadelphia, Baltimore, NYC, DC, or Pittsburgh so you can take advantage of the proximity. Study abroad if you get the chance. I did a year in Germany and it was probably the second best decision of my life (after deciding on Dickinson as the first)! Dickinson has a strong reputation and it is on the rise, so this is a definite worthwhile investment. |
| Starting Job: Research Assistant, Preparedness: A, Reputation: B+ |
|Feb 01 2011|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| The "Surrounding City" question is biased- I don't like being surrounded by a lot of people, so Carlisle is the perfect size for me. Simply put- if you want clubs, go to a school in a city. There are things to do all the time on campus and in the town, as well as just normal parties, but people take their schoolwork seriously (the parties stop around finals). Clubs are easy to get involved with and there are a lot of them. In addition, the school limits the amount of classes you can take in a semester so you can be involved and not overwhelmed. I really like this school and am happy I chose it. |
|Nov 10 2010|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2013 |