About Dean College

Founded in 1865, Dean College. is a college. Located in Massachusetts, which is a city setting in Massachusetts, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 1,339 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Dean College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 29 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Dean College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate88%
Application Deadline
Application Fee35
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at DC are considered Less Selective, with ,11% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 15 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

20% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 6% were in the top quarter, and 1% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Dean College.

19%
“We”re apathetic”
19%
“We know about current events and vote”
57%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
10%
“We save it for the classroom”
25%
“Sometimes, but not often”
55%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
10%
“All the time, including weekends”
5%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
33%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
62%
“I feel extremely safe”
21%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
16%
“We bought the gear”
63%
“We live for the big game”
10%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
35%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
55%
“We”re a very artistic group”
10%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
19%
“They keep regular office hours”
71%
“They”re always available”
81%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
14%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
5%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
10%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
38%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
38%
“We only party on weekends”
14%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
14%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
52%
“There might be people who do”
24%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
10%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
19%
“We”re apathetic”
19%
“We know about current events and vote”
57%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
10%
“We save it for the classroom”
25%
“Sometimes, but not often”
55%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
10%
“All the time, including weekends”
5%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
33%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
62%
“I feel extremely safe”
21%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
16%
“We bought the gear”
63%
“We live for the big game”
10%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
35%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
55%
“We”re a very artistic group”
10%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
19%
“They keep regular office hours”
71%
“They”re always available”
81%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
14%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
5%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
10%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
38%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
38%
“We only party on weekends”
14%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
14%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
52%
“There might be people who do”
24%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
10%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Dean College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    28 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    23 Students rated off-campus housing 2.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    29 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    32 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    32 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    32 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    32 Students rated local services 4 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    32 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Dean College?

22 Students rated Dean College

EDDIE

If you have learning issues, this is NOT the college to go to. The ARCH program is very expensive and the Professors don't care enough to make the difference if you are not in ARCH.

Kaili

Dean has always been my first pick for college, and it has lived up to all of my expectations. I love that it is a small school, after a lot of visits before school even started, most of the support staff, and my lead professor knew me by name and in person. Help is there whenever you need it. There are always activities going on to keep you busy. I got involved in a lot of groups and I suggest that, especially if you are shy. I found the academic coaching to be extremely helpful, it costs extra, but it is worth it, even if you just need the time to be sure you're organized in a one on one setting. My Freshman year I finished with a 4.0 gpa, and I am still signing up for it again. I also recommend getting a job on campus, I have a work study and love it, and I also am an Ambassador, I give tours and get paid for it. Can't say enough great things about Dean!!!

Chris

great school, staff are there for you, and won't let you fail. All around wonderful school

Mikaela

It is a small campus and very safe. It is located in a small town in Massachusetts called Franklin and it is rated one of the safest towns in the U.S. While I was on campus I felt very welcomed and felt like I belonged there. The campus is very small with only about 1100 students all together which was one of the things I loved. Everyone was very nice and could answer any questions you had for them. Overall it is an amazing campus to be on.

Dean College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Dean College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Dean College is 88%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Ifi could go back in time and talk to myself as a highschool senior, I would tell myself to be more organized. By organized i mean planning out which days im doing certain assignments, just so im not rushing or feeling overwhelnmed. I would also tell myself to start going to sleep early and waking up on time for classes because that is what I have a problem with here at college now.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are fun, outgoing, smart, talented, and goofy young people

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Dean College is a small campus that is run efficiently and offers many fun activities.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    I think the best think about the school is that professors are readily available outside of class and most are willing to help. Classes are small, and the dance progam is well renowned. Professors get to know students on a personal basis becaue there are not large lecture halls.

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  6. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Dean College is a great college. Although stereotypes vary at different school's, Dean I believe dose not have stereotypes. This is a great community.

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  7. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Since Dean is so small, its always easy to find a familiar friend and face. Though this is something people often comment on. The size of Dean is the best and worst aspect. Everyone knows who you are. For me Dean is the right size, I enjoy the community feeling and home feel the campus and town of franklin provide. I feel that Deans fit is good for most people. Some love it and stay for four years, others puddle through and transfer onto better fits. But everyone is here to help us students find success.

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  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The type of person that should attend this college is one that is patient in obtaining their degree. The college its self is a wonderful school and the teachers and/or professors are amazing as well as the counselors. A perspective student should know up front that it will take a little longer to complete your degree if you need to complete all classes in person. Even with that restriction, the college offers all the latest learning environments such as on-line, in residence and blended classes. The campus grounds depict a typical New England environment, attractive and quaint.

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  9. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Some of the most popular activities and groups on campus are the theatrical and dance productions (everyone is allowed to audition!), and the sports (we have a lot of intramural so everyone can play a sport too!) Our student government is popular also - they always try and provide Dean with new, fun activities for students. There's always something to do on the weekends, too: a lot of times, we have themed weekends (like "Winter Wonderland" or a "Spring Break" weekend), and we also have dances about once a month that a lot of people go to (myself included). We also have shuttle buses that take us to places like the Wrentham Outlets, or Patriot's Place. However, if none of that floats your boat, there's usually a get together somewhere in the dorms, or more relaxed things like t-shirt designing or airbrush pillowcases provided by Student Activities. The bottom line: there's always something to do at Dean!

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  10. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing that I would consider about my school has to be that sometimes the students who are tutoring are not available at decent times and how sometimes they don't help out with the certain subjects that students may need help in. The dining hall does not open for breakfast on the weekends until 11am. The food is quite decent but sometimes is not right for the people with food allergies. The shuttle is only available on weekends once a month.

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  11. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics at Dean College are just like classes at other schools - a combination of gen eds (in your freshman and sophomore year, mostly) and classes to fit your specific major. I love my theatre classes - learning about my craft and my art is really exciting, and my professors are really helpful and just plain awesome! The other classes - such as math, sciences, histories, etc. - are also really interesting, and students can always find a class that will interest them for their gen eds. I have to say that my least favorite class was math - it had nothing to do with the teacher or anything, but I'm just not a math person. However, my U.S. history classes and my English classes were really great. I study a lot, and always like to get my homework done as soon as possible...lots of students at Dean are hardworking, and like to succeed in academics. And with professors that are willing to help in any way they can, it's very easy to want to study and work hard.

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  12. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Dean college is a great place to learn great dance technique while making some very strong friendships. They have three great dance teams, two of which I am currently a member of. Academics are fairly simple but also can be challenging at times. It is located in a small town, which can be nice at times.

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  13. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    I decided to go to Dean because their dance program as well as their other academic programs are very organized and ensure each student's success in the field of study they choose to pursue.

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  14. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If you are the kind of person that wants to have a lot of places to go out, Franklin is a boring town. It is very quiet so if you want to go to school just to party and not to learn, Dean isn't for you.

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  15. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    What I brag most about my school to friends are my two favorite classes, my Arts and Entertainment class and my Tap class. Both classes have great teachers and am learning a lot.

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  16. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Dean College is best known for its arts programs, especially the performing arts and the communications field. They also are very widely known for their Business and Sports Management courses.

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  17. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most fustrating thing about my school is that they pride themselves on the dance program yet have not provided the dancers with much in return. We don't have enough performance oppertunities, rehearsal spaces, studios, performance spaces, or academic support. It would be really nice if they expanded the program according to how many people they accept into the program (they accept a ton of people but don't make multiple class times so dance classes have 40+ people in them).

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  18. Describe a typical weekend.

    A typrical weekend at Dean is actually a lot of fun; usually we have things like themed weekends, or dances, so there's generally a lot to do. Sometimes a lot of relaxed stuff like making your own stuffed animals, or airbrushing your own pillowcases, and then other times we have stuff like ski trips or trips to NYC. If, on the off chance, there isn't something planned for the weekend, we're really close to the commuter rail so I could go into Boston, or take a quick drive to the Wrentham Outlets, only 10 minutes away. All in all, there's always something happening to keep us busy !

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  19. When you step off campus what do you see?

    Luckily, when you step off the Dean College campus, you're right in downtown Franklin, which is a really cute, small community. There are cute boutiques, coffee places, and we're also a 5 minute walk from the commuter rail, which takes us right into Boston. There are also parks are really pretty places to go if you feel like taking a walk or going for a run on a nice day.

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  20. Describe a day on campus you'll never forget.

    My freshman year, towards the end of the 2nd semester, my friends and I were pretty stressed out about finals because we had so many (I took 9 classes so I was going crazy!), so on a night none of us had a final the next day, we decided to round up a big group of us and have a water balloon fight. We dressed up in our battle gear and brought buckets of water and water balloons and had an all-out brawl between the boys and girls. It was so much fun with such a simple, cheap thing that I definitely won't forget it!

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  21. Describe the dorms.

    The dorms are a little out of date, but are reasonable. There is a common room on every floor in the dorms, and most people play video games there and get together floor social events and the vending machine.

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Student Body

Students

53%

female

47%

male

1,339

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

47%

Out-Of-State

44%

In-State

9%

International

Organizations

25

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

72%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
15%
% Hispanic/Latino
8%
% White or Caucasian
49%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

91% of students attending Dean College receive some sort of financial aid. 40% were awarded federal grants. While 76% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$36,660

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$15,732

Room and Board

53,392

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$23,408
$30 - $48K
$23,766
$48 - $75K
$27,885
$75 - $110K
$29,832
$110K & UP
$31,315

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