Jesica Ray '14
Jesica Ray '14 from Galloway, N.J.
A Pervasive Sense of Community
After attending both a huge public school and a small boarding school, the atmosphere and comfort I felt in a small school was more than apparent to me. Dickinson provides just the feel I was looking for. When I stepped onto the beautiful campus, the first thing I noticed was that the people were friendlier than words can describe. This sense of family really made me feel like Dickinson cares for its students, a feat I did not feel at most colleges I visited. The faculty care about their students and the access we have to them is exactly the type of individual importance I was in search for during the college process.
A Global Home
With all the different clubs, activities and events I learned about during my visit, I realized Dickinson is a home for all different types of people from all different regions of the world. There is space for people from complete opposite ends of the spectrum. At Dickinson, I realized everyone’s different in their own way and they manage to bring their different characteristics together to form an interesting, unique campus. Hitting on the core value of global engagement, Dickinson drew me in immediately when I saw the role diversity played on campus. Having the opportunity to hear opinions from different people is a great benefit that made applying Early Decision to Dickinson an easy choice.
With the plethora of various types of colleges to choose from, I made the decision to apply to Dickinson. There are several small liberal-arts schools out there, but only Dickinson implied “Decision Dickinson.”