I think Dickinson is very holistic in admissions…if you can pull up the GPA and show a strong upward trajectory, show your strengths and enthusiasm I think you’d have a chance. The geographic diversity you’d bring would be a plus…maybe a big one. Dickinson is big on global and environmental issues and language. Not in a city, but on the edge of a very cute downtown just a couple of blocks away. The town has a fair number of mom and pop restaurants, coffee shops, gift boutiques, farmer’s market and the town library. One thing some see as a detraction, you might see as a plus…a fairly busy town street bisects the campus (a pretty, tree-lined street with stone fences, I have to say) and it does give the campus a livelier feel with some traffic noise and movement. Not too far from the state capitol, Harrisburg, so not completely in the middle of nowhere.
Dickinson was on my daughter’s list and one of my personal favorites. I think professors have a lot of enthusiasm and get to know their students. Study abroad, language houses and language tables in the cafeteria are huge at Dickinson.