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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Dean is a private college located in Franklin, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,101 undergraduate students. The Dean acceptance rate is 86%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Dance. Graduating 42% of students, Dean alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,900.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Eastern Collegiate Football Conference
Address
99 Main Street
Franklin, MA 02038
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Dean College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
86%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
880-1080
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$31,199/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$22,284/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,101Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
200
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    40%
  • Outgoing
    40%
  • Nerdy
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
67%
of students say they don't have Greek life.6 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.6 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Small
    47%
  • Connected
    38%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • Segregated
    6%
  • Underrated
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%

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Dean is one of the most unique schools I have ever seen. The teachers and staff always go above and beyond when it comes to helping their students. The food is always super good, and its buffet style so there is always a lot to choose from. The only downside is the cost. While almost every student gets financial aid between 18,000-22,000 for the school to be almost 60,000 a year, it can be a bit too much for the average family. However, the staff is worth every cent!
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Dean has a family-like atmosphere and the small school is conducive to a great learning experience. The "Dean Difference" shows in the care and concern that each student receives from both their Career and Academic Counselors to the faculty and staff.

I knew when I took my first tour of the campus that this was the place where I belonged. They truly do meet every student where they are and raise them up to excellence. It is a private school that isn't hung up on getting the "perfect student." Instead, they look at each student as a whole individual, and then they build leaders.
I am looking forward to be starting the next four years of my life as an exercise science major and football player at Dean College. Dean College is a small school in the town of Franklin, Massachusetts. The atmosphere and the energy from the people and the student at Dean is mind blowing. They take so much pride in what they do at Dean and make it a priority to make sure you have everything taken care of. Dean is a really great place for me to learn and to continue my passion in football and I'm excited to continue my path with dean. #GoBulldogs