Carlisle, PA Colleges and Universities

On Friday, October 5, 2012 - 10:13

Dickinson College

Dickinson College is the 16th oldest college in the nation, adding another historical element to the city. Today, the private liberal arts college welcomes around 2,000 students each year to its 170-acre campus, and the college is the eighth largest employer in the county.

Law students flock to the Dickinson campus for the Penn State Law School installations that call Dickinson home. The historic school ranked in the Top 50 Liberal Arts Schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and was named the most physically fit by Men’s Health Magazine.

Speaking of which, their athletics programs includes an array of sports, notably football and men’s lacrosse, which have a long history of athletic achievements. The department also opens the tennis courts to the public. The community benefits from the active student life in the community, such as student involvement in community service and Dickinson Arts exhibitions available to the public.

U.S. Army War College

The U.S. Army War College is a school of the U.S. Army, specifically designed for the purpose of training high-military personnel and training them for future strategic responsibilities. It was founded in the early 1900s to correct the setbacks and defeats in the Spanish-American War, making it one of the oldest installations of military education colleges in the United State.

Today, the college is located on the site of the Carlisle Barracks and enrolls mainly military officers. The U.S. Army War College is accredited by the Joints Chief of Staff, Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and by other institutions. Community events are hosted by the Barracks.

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