Dickinson Housing Costs
How Do Dickinson's Housing Costs Compare to the National Average?
Make the best college decision for you by taking the true cost of college into account. Start by knowing how much you will pay a year for food, housing, books and more.
On this page you will find:
- Outline of Housing Costs
- Room & Board Trends and Total Expenses
- Meal Plans and Housing Requirements
- Housing Costs Comparison
Dickinson Living Expenses
In 2020, Dickinson students paid out $7,310 for housing and $6,866 for the meal plan.
The table below will show you the expected costs of on-campus and off-campus housing and dining plans for Dickinson College.
|Expense||On Campus||Off Campus|
|Room and Board||$14,672||$14,672|
|Other Living Expenses||$1,928||$1,991|
|Books and Supplies||$1,324||$1,324|
Over Four Years You Could Spend About $78,659 for Housing, Food and Other Stuff
Housing and meal plans at Dickinson have changed around 3.5% for each year of the past five years, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. If today's developments carry on, 2021 incoming first year students will pay about $18,594 in housing, meals and additional costs in their first year of attendance. Two-year students might pay around $19,290 in their last year, while those pursuing a bachelor's degree are going to pay about $20,761 for their last year.
Over the entire degree (presuming you graduate on-time) the sum will be somewhere around $78,659 for a four-year stay or $37,885 for a two-year stay.
Details on Your Campus Home
Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether Dickinson does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.
|Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?||No|
|On-Campus Housing Capacity||2,092|
Room, Board & Other Expenses are Above Average
Dickinson on-campus living expenses cost students $17,924, which is over the national average of $14,951.
If you’re considering Dickinson College, here are some more schools you may be interested in knowing more about.
- Gettysburg College
- Hamilton College
- Illinois Wesleyan University
- Trinity College
- University of Richmond
Curious on how these schools stack up against Dickinson? Pit them head to head with College Combat, our free interactive tool that lets you compare colleges on the features that matter most to you!
Check out the following matchups:
- Dickinson College vs. Gettysburg College
- Dickinson College vs. Hamilton College
- Dickinson College vs. Illinois Wesleyan University
- Dickinson College vs. Trinity College
- Dickinson College vs. University of Richmond
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