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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 for personalized guided tours, but 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

  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C-
  8. Location
    B-
  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 1,152 undergraduate students. The Dean acceptance rate is 83%. Popular majors include Business, Dance, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 44% of students, Dean alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,900.
99 Main Street
Franklin, MA 02038
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Eastern Collegiate Football Conference

Dean College Rankings

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

Dean Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
910-1100
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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%

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
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

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
    8%
  • On Campus
    89%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,152Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
168
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
28%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
71%
of students say they don't have Greek life.7 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.7 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
  • Small
    45%
  • Connected
    39%
  • 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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Dean College Reviews

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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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I loved Dean because since it was a smaller school, it was a lot easier to get to know your professors and faculty on a more personal level. Class sizes were smaller than the average college class which allowed for a more personal experience. All of the faculty there were so helpful and accommodating. I was involved in several different campus clubs and organizations and through those was able to make life long friendships and connections.
I love Dean College because they are always looking out for their students. They are dedicated to always doing what's best for us, and have really taken into consideration how the students feel when thinking about going to school still during a pandemic. As a transfer student, I am looking for any money that I can get to help me pay for tuition at Dean. They make me feel comfortable being who I am and have helped me to realize that I can achieve my dreams.