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Dean College
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  • 4 Year
  • FRANKLIN, MA

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2.9.2024

We have so many visit options this winter and spring, we'd love to welcome you to campus soon! Come see for yourself what the The Dean Difference is by attending one of our Saturday with Dean events, Winter Preview Days, Discover Dean Days or our daily campus tours! Learn More

Report Card

grade C minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C
  2. Value
    grade D+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade C minus
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

99 MAIN ST
FRANKLIN, MA 02038
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
From Dean College

Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity for academic and personal success.

Our vibrant campus is home to 1,200 full-time students and offers over 50 bachelor’s and associate degree programs and specializations and more than 40 on-campus clubs and organizations.

Dean has 16 NCAA Division III athletic programs; offers one of the most comprehensive programs for students with diagnosed learning differences in the country; and has been a nationally recognized educational center for the performing arts for more than 50 years.

Conveniently located between (and easily accessible to) Boston and Providence, our idyllic campus is located Franklin, Massachusetts - ranked the #2 Safest City in America.

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
910-1100
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$35,827 / 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
$24,205 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 27 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 29 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 29 responses

Majors

Transfer to Dean

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Are you looking for your next stop? Dean College is a transfer-friendly college welcoming students from both two- and four-year schools. Our application is free and easy to complete. We award considerable transfer scholarships up to $33,000 that we automatically consider you for when you apply. And, we use a generous transfer credit policy to maximize the number of credits you transfer to Dean!

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    7%
  • On Campus
    93%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,103 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
86
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
30%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
  • Outgoing
    67%
  • Clique
    17%
  • Nerdy
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
80%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 10 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 10 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
  • Small
    44%
  • Connected
    42%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • Segregated
    6%
  • Underrated
    3%

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After College

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

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