One other thing just to clarify some disinformation -- they are not closing either campus or moving the school. Dickinson was -- for a very long time -- an independent law school in Carlisle, PA. They merged with Penn State in the late 90s and a few years ago Penn State expressed interest in moving the school to the main campus in State College, PA. Alumni and others however were not happy with that idea and so they reached a compromise whereby they would open a brand-spanking new campus in State College and also maintain the traditional campus in Carlisle with a vastly renovated building. They are dumping $50 million into each location. The new State College location opened a few days ago and the new Carlisle building will open around this time next year.My own experience is that the two campuses tend to attract somewhat different types of students -- if you want the big campus feel, go to State College. If you want a small-town feel with fewer distractions, go to Carlisle. If it's an issue, Carlisle is very close to Harrisburg -- I know when we made the move, my wife needed to find a job and that was much easier in Harrisburg than it would have been in State College.
Dickinson is private so that is why it is the same tuition for in-state and out of state. I've heard rumors that the Carlisle campus is being phased out, so perhaps eventually there will be a price drop for in-state. PSU is not a totally public school, it is consider a "land grant" school and receives less state aid than other state schools. I am a senior at PSU. State College is fun and I've heard that the law school is being quite generous with scholarships. I think the PSU name will help the school out a lot and the new building looks nice.
Dickinson is extremely disorganized and they treat their students like garbage. There is a major disconnect between the two campuses which really puts a damper on the education the students are receiving. They have inexperienced professors there who in most circumstances are Dickinson Law alum... umm... inbreeding? Go to Pit, Temple, Villanova or somewhere else in PA. You have been warned.