In 1783, Benjamin Rush, a revolutionary in both spirit and life, established Dickinson College to provide a different kind of liberal-arts education. Here, students are encouraged to be actively engaged with the wider world and challenged to think differently and act boldly. Dickinsonians are guided by a core set of tenets—to be decisive, useful, curious, and unafraid to take risks.
We produce critical thinkers who see how everything is connected. Graduates forever ready to make a difference. This is how we’ve taught successful graduates of all kinds, from lawyers to researchers to writers to CEOs. Dickinson’s brand of liberal arts has been around for more than 200 years for one reason—it works.