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Dickinson College

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Motto Pietate et doctrina tuta libertas (Religion and learning, the bulwark of liberty)
Established 1783
Type Private Liberal Arts
Endowment $280.1 million
President Dr. William G. Durden
Faculty 210
Undergraduates 2,300
Location Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA
Campus Suburban
170 acres (1.35 million feet²)
Nickname Red Devils
Website http://www.dickinson.edu/
A mermaid sits atop Dickinson College's Old West.
A mermaid sits atop Dickinson College's Old West.

Dickinson College is a private, selective,[1] liberal arts college in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. 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 Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence from Philadelphia and named in honor of a signer of the Constitution, John Dickinson. The College's first building, West College (or, more affectionately, Old West), was built in 1803, burned, and reopened in 1805. It was designed by noted Architect of the Capitol Benjamin Latrobe and financed through gifts by President Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State James Madison, and Chief Justice John Marshall. 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University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... William G. Durden is the President of Dickinson College as of July 1, 1999. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Cumberland Founded 1751 Government  - Mayor Kirk R. Wilson Area  - Borough  5. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... 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A website (alternatively, Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP, a... Dickinson College Old West File links The following pages link to this file: Dickinson College ... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Cumberland Founded 1751 Government  - Mayor Kirk R. Wilson Area  - Borough  5. ... September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1783 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 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In 2006, Dickinson decided to stop publicizing its ranking in "America's Best Colleges" from U.S. News & World Report. In May, 2007, Dickinson President William G. Durden joined with 11 other presidents in asking schools to not participate in the reputation portion of the magazine's survey.[citation needed] U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...

With an enrollment of nearly 2,300 students, Dickinson is known for its innovative curriculum and outstanding international education programs, which have received national recognition from the American Council on Education and NAFSA: Association of International Educators.[2] The American Council on Education is a United States organization comprising over 1,800 accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities and higher education-related associations, organizations, and corporations. ...

In 2006, the college was ranked the most physically fit school in America by Men's Fitness. Mens Fitness is a monthly mens magazine that focuses on fitness. ...

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 The 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. The Dickinson School of Law is located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and is the law school of The Pennsylvania State University. ... The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university in Pennsylvania, with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the state. ... Fairleigh Dickinson University is a U.S. private university founded in 1942. ...


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For a complete list see List of Dickinson College alumni

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External links

  • Dickinson College official website
  • Article on Dickinson's Green Graduation

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