You’ll hear that these are "uncertain times," that current events are “unprecedented.” But all times are uncertain, everything meaningful is unprecedented and success is always a moving target. That’s why Dickinson has a robust support system in place for students and graduates to ensure that we can maintain numbers like this:
95% of Dickinsonians are employed, completing an internship, in grad school or engaged in meaningful service within one year of graduation.
Dickinson is a very different kind of liberal-arts college. Results like that don’t happen by accident, and Dickinson has a career-focused superstructure in place to make sure it does, year after year. Together they keep Dickinson poised on the edge of what the world needs.
92% of students completed an internship or externship or a research, service learning or field experience course.
PRINCETON REVIEW HONOR ROLL
Dickinson is one of only 25 schools in the nation to consistently receive a 99 green rating in the Princeton Review Green Honor Roll.
MAKE YOUR MARK
Dickinson is #11 on the Princeton Review’s list of Best Schools for Making an Impact.
TOP FOR GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES
Dickinson is consistently ranked among the top 5 colleges for long-term study abroad, and we are the No. 2 most popular study-abroad program (Princeton Review, 2020). More than 60% of students study off campus, including athletes and science majors.
Campus Pride Index
Dickinson earned 4.5 out of 5 stars on the Campus Pride Index, which is the premier LGBTQ national benchmarking tool for colleges and universities.
The college has pledged that every student who wants an INTERNSHIP will get one. Nothing gets your foot in the door faster than getting your whole body there first.
Our extensive network of agreements with top GRADUATE SCHOOLS helps students work toward postgraduate life while still a Dickinson undergrad.
Our graduates have had STAGGERING SUCCESS: over the last five years, 92% of graduates applying to medical school were accepted, while it was 96% for law school applicants.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT
The median 30-year ROI of a Dickinson education is $1 million—Bloomberg BusinessWeek, which ranked Dickinson one of the 50 “Holy Grail,” low-cost, high-return colleges.
VALUE AND AFFORDABILITY
Dickinson offers $60 million in annual scholarships and aid. “The liberal arts always situates graduates on the road for success.” —Inside Higher Ed
Our Advising, Internships & Career Center is dedicated to ensuring the success of both our students and graduates—and the race to success has no finish line. MORE
For a quick and easy taste of what an eventual career might look like, we encourage students to take on an EXTERNSHIP, with job-shadowing opportunities available around the world.
For another quick bite at a career, we offer MICROINTERNSHIPS, short-term, paid, professional projects posted by employers across a wide range of industries.
We have a general collection of RESOURCES that’s as exhaustive as it is focused, so students can find exactly the type of help they’re looking for and quickly find out how to get it.
Our active alumni are always ready and willing to help, offering internships, job postings, interview coaching, career advice and more.