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As a senior in high school, dancing was all i had known my entire life. I had been accustomed to a chaotic lifestyle of late ...
As a senior in high school, dancing was all i had known my entire life. I had been accustomed to a chaotic lifestyle of late night rehearsals, long car rides, and an over-bearing "dance mom" that drilled being a professional dancer in my head. I had always had a passion for helping others and being active within my community, but with my mother always in my ear about dancing, i thought choosing dance as a major was my best option. After completing my freshman year of college, i realized my true passion of psychology from taking one general psychology course. I took the step in changing my major to psychology, and i could not be anymore satisified with my decision. Therefore, if I could go back in time and give my high school senior self advice, i would tell myself that college is a time of discovery and that there is nothing wrong with changing paths. I would say that change is not necessarily always a bad thing and not to run from it. I would tell myself to embrace the change because in the end, the only person who knows what is best for myself, is me.
My classmates are diverse in their work ethics, but all seem to get the work done effectiently by the required date.
In comparison to other schools, my school is unique becuase of its small and close knit campus. This school has a great way of making everyone feel comfortable and as if they are not just a number in the class room. I always feel of importance on this campus and that i am truly cared about by not only my friends, but the faculty and staff.
It’s time to make a lifelong decision, I know you really think that joining the Air Force is the right thing for you, but I w...
It’s time to make a lifelong decision, I know you really think that joining the Air Force is the right thing for you, but I would like you to consider another option. I know you don’t like school, but looking into the future, what can you do without an education? Even the Air Force knows you need an education, why do you think you have to attend the training school after basic training? I know you don’t think you can afford to go to school. There are ways to overcome that obstacle; there are all kinds of scholarships and tuition assistance programs you can qualify for. I know you think you can always go back to school, but I know that life will get in the way. You will have kids and a husband and being the person that you are you will put them first and you will be 50 years old and wondering what happened to your plans. So take the time now and do what is right for you because believe me you are a great and giving person and will go even further with this educational opportunity. Make the right decision!
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.
I find it frustrating that this college is only a part time college. I finally, after completing my work goal of retiring from the Air Force, am able to go back to school to complete my degree that I tried to complete while serving my country. I took a light schedule the first semester to ensure that I was in the right state of mind to attend college and do my best. I know I'm in the right state of mind to enroll full time but nine semester hours are the maximum I can take..
I would tell myself to go to the school that I believe that I fit in at. Do not to rule out a school, because it does not hav...
I would tell myself to go to the school that I believe that I fit in at. Do not to rule out a school, because it does not have an incredibly challenging repution. I would assure myself that I will find the major that is right for me. Listen to your heart you have always know that you wanted to teach, so don't let money influence your decision. I want you to make friends and I balance your social life with your school work. There is more to life than having your head in a book. You are a smart women who once she figures out what she is good ar will feel compatant and home in her college enviornment. Get to know your faculty they are going to be some of the biggest assets to you in your college experiance and they will teach you more than you ever thought possible. Take those honors courses you will be fine and they are just what you need to realize your full potentional. But, most of all breathe and enjoy the ride because these four years go by faster than you could have imagined,
Someone who is looking for a small attentive school. The faculty here will not only know your name they will know your goals and asperations for the future.
Someone who wants to sit in a large lecure hall and not be noticed by faculty.
I would tell myself to be yourself at all times. Never try to fit in just because. Focus in school and always do homework. Re...
I would tell myself to be yourself at all times. Never try to fit in just because. Focus in school and always do homework. Remember that this is serious now and your career counts on what you do. College should be fun for you but always balance your work too. Never get too stressed out. Make friends but don't pay attention solely to your social life. Just be the best you can be and try hard.
Dean College is a small campus that is run efficiently and offers many fun activities.
If you want to go to Dean College you should be a person that enjoys a small campus. Going to Dean College would also mean that you're a person who enjoys meeting new people. Also a person who enjoys more of a hands on approach with professors should attend Dean.
BREATHE! Being 18 and an independent is hard and with no cosigners the financial stress will be there on top of the stress yo...
BREATHE! Being 18 and an independent is hard and with no cosigners the financial stress will be there on top of the stress you have from moving from house to house due to the homeless status you so bravely march forward with. Know that mistakes will be made but they are all learning experiences and the best for each and every outcome. “Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” - Silverstein. You've known that forever and try to live by it each day, now stand strong and tall an proud and know it is true. *rereading Catcher in the Rye will also be quite theraputic.
Dean truly cares about how you are doing education wise. The profs are accomidating when need be and there is always help and plenty of resources availabe!
to be honest the night life/ location franklin is fullof older people and there is not much to do off campus on weekends in franklin and the T is oo expensie for a college student to be going every weekend.
I think the best part about Dean is the homey atmosphere. Moving away to college is obviously a life-changing event that is ...
I think the best part about Dean is the homey atmosphere. Moving away to college is obviously a life-changing event that is often scary and overwhelming. When I moved into Dean, I immediately felt right at home. The campus alone is very beautiful and has a small town feel to it, just like where I am from. Beyond that, the learning atmosphere is very comfortable. Because of the small class sizes, every teacher will know your name and will be able to adapt to your learning style in order to help maximize your college experience. Every teacher I have had here at Dean is truly dedicated to my success within the classroom, and outside of the classroom as they are all available during office hours for extra help. Another comforting part about Dean for me is that because it is a small school, I walk by plenty of friendly faces during the day; rather than at a large university where you may be lucky to run into one person you know while walking to class. In addition, there is excellent school spirit. Many times the dancers will perform at a basketball game, or we all go to Longley Field to watch the football game, or students come to support the dance and theater productions. As a dancer, it is great to look out into the audience and see my peers supporting what I love to do. The small school and homey environment has made an enormous difference is my adjustment to college as well as my fantastic last 3 years.
We have a great Student Activity Committee (SAC) which is an organization of students and faculty members that work to plan events on campus. Every single weekend they have events planned such as casino night, bingo (with awesome prizes), toilet racing, themed dances and much much more! There will never be a weekend at Dean where there is not something planned. We also have off campus trips to NYC, bowling, surfing lessons and more. We have the Wrentham Outlets one exit away from Dean, great for shopping and hanging out. Also right in town we have plenty of restaurants, shops and park areas for pick up games or going for a walk.
A typical stereotype that comes up when people talk about Dean is that "everyone is either a dancer or a football player". I think this is mostly due to the fact that dance is one of our popular majors, as it was one of the first programs at Dean to become a 4-year program. In addition to that, football is the largest sports team we have at Dean. Many athletes are recruited for the football team at Dean and go on to play for Division 1 schools all over the country. That being said, I do not think it's fair to classify all Dean students in those two categories because we are much more diverse than that. We have students from all different parts of the world, with different majors and interests. This creates a great variety for student involvement and activities on campus. The diverse community and meeting those who are not necessarily "just like me" truly makes my college experience unique.
I love being at Dean College. The individual attention we get from our professors, and the area (close to Providence, RI and ...
I love being at Dean College. The individual attention we get from our professors, and the area (close to Providence, RI and Boston) makes for a lot of fun memories. Our school is the perfect size - big enough to be your own person, but small enough to know everyone. The attention we get from our professors & from our faculty is also really excellent - Dean College really cares about the success of its students, and they will do anything in their power to see students excel and grow.
Unfortunately we don't have Greek life...but we still have lots of other clubs for students to get involved in!
My professors are awesome ! The theatre department is like a family here, so we look out for each other, including the professors. They're always there for you and will always make sure everything is running smoothly. They also have a lot of field experience, so they know exactly what they're teaching since they're living it or have lived it.
The sports scene at Dean is HUGE. We're a wicked big sports school and everyone loves going to the games, whether it be football or baseball, etc. The games are a lot of fun and there is a ton of school spirit around campus.
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!
I love the food at Dean! I'm a big foodie, so good food is a wonderful thing to me :-) We have a lot of options, like vegan, vegitarian, low-fat, low-calorie, etc. for the health of the student. Dean also offers all of the nutrition facts for the every entree in the dining hall, so there are a lot of options when something isn't up to par for your particular diet.
I feel like I have absolutely changed since I've been to school. Being away from home, and having to make decisions without the safety net of your parents forces you to grow up, which in turn, helps you change into a responsible young adult. Being halfway on your own, like in college, is quite scary and weird, and it's tough! I feel like I've changed for the better, for sure.
I take to my mom almost every day during the week (but that could just be me haha...). Being a student is really stressful, and to de-stress I'll text or call my mom to vent so I feel like I won't explode....so that's really helpful. Or, if someting really awesome happens - like a great rehearsal or a good grade on a test - I'll shoot home a quick text to update them. I believe that every other day is a good amount, unless you're going through a tough time or have a lot going on...however, I love to talk to my parents, so I love to talk to them!
Not at all! Parties are a lot of fun if you don't drink because no one CARES that you're not drinking - people at Dean like to have fun, and don't discriminate between "drinkers" and "non-drinkers"...as long as you're there and having fun, not drinking is SO not a big deal.
There's a big difference between students and what they wear to class...some students wear the typical sweatpants/sweatshirt combo, while others dress nice to go to class. You can tell who the dancers and theatre students are, however, because they're usually in all black and in a leotard, or some sort of Dean wear having to do with the School of Dance or the School of Theatre. I know that if I have an early class, usually I wear sweatpants and as the day goes on I change into something nice to wear!
The hardest thing about freshman year is time management! Freshman year I took nine classes, was involved in two school performances, and also had to find time to eat and sleep! Being thrown into something as hard as that situation left me know choice but to learn (very) quickly how to adapt to the busiest schedule of my entire life, thus far. It was really hard, but really rewarding at the same time.
One thing I wish someone told me about freshman year is defintely the growth I'd be going through. I really didn't expect college to be different than home - except for being away and having to be a little more independent - however, I didn't expect to grow as much as I did. I have truly found myself thanks to college, and that's different for everyone...I grew a lot at Dean, but maybe some other students won't, and will grow somewhere else. It's absolutely a rewarding experience, though, to see where you started, and where you are currently.
My classes are a lot of fun, and very interactive since I'm a theatre major. As a freshman, students at Dean will take gen eds, but also classes geared towards their major. As you progress through the years, your classes will become 100% about your major (so now I only take theatre classes). My professors really want me to achieve my goals and see my succeed, so classes are always fun because I'm learning what I want to learn, but it doesn't feel like learning at all. Dean classes teach students how to work hard and manage their time, which are assets to an adult that are absolutely necessary for the real world after college.
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 !
The best place to get work done is the library, for sure. Not only is there a coffee shop (which is absolutely DELISH may i add) and quiet places to study, but the librarians are more than willing to help you with any problems you might have. Plus there are so many other resources (like peer tutors) that by the end of the night, you'll be surprised by how much you've gotten accomplished, even if you feel like you're overloaded with work.
Dean College is a small school with a lot of diversity and fun people. We're really close to both Boston, MA and Providence, RI - so if you ever feel like you need to get off campus it's really easy to. Dean offers things to all different types of people - from drama productions and dance teams to sports teams and extracurricular clubs. I think of Dean as a small school with a lot of spunk because everyone is so different, and everyone has so much school spirit!
My favorite campus traditions are definitely the tree lighting ceremony (around Christmastime, before winter break, one of our large trees on campus gets lit with tree lights, and they also serve hot chocolate and desserts while students sing Christmas carols) and Thanksgiving dinner (the whole campus eats at the dining center where we're served a full Thanksgiving turkey dinner. These are my favorite traditions because everyone gets together to celebrate the holidays while having fun not only with other students, but also with faculty and staff.
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.
The Dean College campus is very unique because it's so small. From any point to it's opposite point on campus, it's roughly 10 minutes, unlike the HUGE campuses where there are shuttle buses that need to be used to get students across campus. Also, the buildings on campus are a mix of really old buildings, and brand-new buildings built just for the school.
I decided to go to Dean College because of the family-style atmosphere, and the warmth I felt from everyone on campus. It was obvious the professors were willing to help in any way they could, and the students were so friendly. Also, the theatre program seemed so awesome and creative, and I was right! I've learned so much from attending Dean College, and I'm excited I still get to have a year and a half left!
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!
The students at Dean College are really diverse, and come from many different places and backgrounds. Dean is a very accepting student body, and lots of different students interact with each other - I love going to the basketball games! And many of the athletes come to the dance productions and theatre productions. It's really awesome because at Dean, there aren't "cliques" - everyone kind of hangs out with everyone and we don't only stick to friends in our major; everyone interacts with each other!
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.
As a theatre major, a common stereotype is that theatre majors are some of the hardest working students on campus...and it's true! Not only do theatre majors have to go to classes during the day (up to 9!) and do our homework, but we also have to go to rehearsal at night, so to be hardworking comes with the territory.
Since Dean is so small, its always easy to find a familiar friend and face. Though this is something people often comment on....
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.
My overall opinion about Dean College is that it is a school that really cares about their student and their well being. All ...
My overall opinion about Dean College is that it is a school that really cares about their student and their well being. All the staff members at Dean College love their job and are truly dedicated members of the Dean community.
Starting answering!The students at Dean College are really diverse, and come from many different places and backgrounds. Dean is a very accepting student body, and lots of different students interact with each other
Dances, Basketball games, performances, etc.
The stereotype of students that i have heard is that all the student s that come here just come here to play football or just to dance and move on.
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