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Dean College
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  • 4 Year
  • FRANKLIN, MA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Things look a little different at Dean, but one thing that will never change is our commitment to students and families. Our campus is open to visitors and you can also experience Dean online through our Virtual Tour, Discover Dean Webinars, and video chats with your Admission Counselor. Learn more about our visit options including on-campus and virtual options on our website. Learn More

Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C
  2. Value
    grade C
  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 B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

99 MAIN STREET
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. Dean has woven together extensive student support and engagement with exceptional teaching and innovative campus life.

Dean serves 1,200 full-time students and offers over 50 bachelor’s and associate degree programs and specializations.

Dean College is situated in Franklin, MA, which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence, RI and is accessible to Boston by train. 90% of the College's student population lives on campus.

Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on student engagement and exceptional teaching. Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16 athletic teams and more than 40 on-campus clubs and organizations.

96% of our bachelor's degree students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within one year.

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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
69%
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
$32,077 / 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
$25,498 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

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
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 25 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 27 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 27 responses

Majors

Careers in Sports Majors

If you want to be a radio or TV reporter, marketing specialist, security supervisor, event planner, venue manager or athletic trainer, you'll find a variety of majors and real-world opportunities to help you succeed in the sports and entertainment industries. Combining our curriculum with hands-on experience, you can take what you learn in the classroom and put it to work in this dynamic industry.

Online

Online Programs Offered
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
    13%
  • On Campus
    84%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,184 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
136
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 4 responses
  • Outgoing
    75%
  • Nerdy
    25%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
75%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 8 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 8 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
  • Small
    44%
  • Connected
    41%
  • 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
44%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%

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