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Dickinson College

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Dickinson College
Latin: Collegium Dickinsonium
MottoLatin: Pietate et doctrina tuta libertas
Motto in English
Freedom is made safe through character and learning[1]
TypePrivate liberal arts college
Established1773; 251 years ago (1773)
Academic affiliations
Oberlin Group
Annapolis Group
Endowment$645.5 million (2022)[2]
PresidentJohn E. Jones III
Academic staff
Location, ,
United States
CampusRural, 170 acres (69 ha)
Colors   Red & white
NicknameRed Devils
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division IIICentennial
DesignatedJuly 1, 1947[4]

Dickinson College is a liberal arts college in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Benjamin Rush founded it in 1783. It is one of the first colleges in the United States. The college is named after John Dickinson. He and Rush were signers of the US Declaration of Independence. Dickinson was originally the Carlisle Grammar School. The college has about 42 majors. There is also a Dickinson School of Law.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The College Seal". Dickinson College. n.d. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  2. "Endowment Data". Dickinson College. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  3. "Enrollment Data". Dickinson College. Retrieved April 1, 2022.
  4. "PHMC Historical Markers Search". Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Archived from the original (Searchable database) on March 21, 2016. Retrieved January 25, 2014.