Franklin, MA
Dean College


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Brittany
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the program that I am in: dance major, English minor. Both programs are very organized and focused on the success of i...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the program that I am in: dance major, English minor. Both programs are very organized and focused on the success of its students. What I love most about the B.A. program for dance at Dean is the amount of importance the teachers put on improving technique as well as academic skills.

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.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Dance Team, Theater, Dance Company, Business Club, GSA, Sisterhood, Brothahood

Tell us about your professors.

I love our professors! Each one wants our students to succeed. I love that every professor you have knows your name and what your individual needs are.

Describe the students at your school.

There are several racial and social groups on campus: African American, Caucasian, Asian, Hispanic, etc. All of Dean College's students come from various financial backgrounds. However, the student body as a whole, for the most part, work to their best potential to make their college education (and tuition fees being spent) worthwhile.

What are the academics like at your school?

What I love most about Dean is the fact that almost every faculty members know your face or name. If I or the professor sees the other around campus, we say hello to each other and occasionally engage in casual conversation. The 'open door' policy is another factor all of the teachers share during the semester. If any of their students have any issues with learning or understanding material, the teachers are willing to schedule an appointment to meet with the student to clarify any misconceptions.

Eugenia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

People come to Dean for different reasons. My opinion of Dean is that: Professors here really want you to succeeded,and it is...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

People come to Dean for different reasons. My opinion of Dean is that: Professors here really want you to succeeded,and it is a really great college. If you are involved in the Arch , program the classes are very small, and you meet a lot of great student's.

Describe the dorms.

Dean has some of the nicest dorms on campus. There are three houses (Mitchell (all girls) Houston House (all boys) and Clark (all girls). There are also 11 dorms and a 12th one coming in the spring of 2013.

What's unique about your campus?

Everybody is willing to help you if need be. Their is a lot of diversity on campus.

Describe a typical weekend.

Although everybody who commutes back and forth from school goes home on the weekends. Their are still fun things that students who are on campus can do. They have a commuter rail that is 2 minutes away from school. Take this and go into the city. A great way to explore Boston. There are also different activities sponsored by the Student Activities that are a lot of fun. New York City trips, Skiing trips, trips into Boston and many more fun things.

Why did you decide to go to this school?

My decision to go to Dean College was based of being a real small school, with smaller classes and low student to professor ratio. Dean also has an amazing theater program, that will help anyone with theater interestes.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Dean Community Outreach. (This is a great group because you go out into the community and give back.) Student ambassador. Residence Hall Association.

Describe the students at your school.

The school has students who have learning disabilities, and everyone becomes very close with one another. Everybody is very nice. Dean also has a lot of diversity on campus.

What are the academics like at your school?

Professors will challenge you. The academics challenge the students.

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.

Katie
Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

Sports is the main drive of Dean College. I feel like majority of the students, unlike me, are involved with sports. The foot...

Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

Sports is the main drive of Dean College. I feel like majority of the students, unlike me, are involved with sports. The football team recently won the Superbowl. the most popular sports are Football, Mens/Womens Basketball and Soccer.

What are your classes like?

My classes had about 15 students in them. I graduated Dean in 2010, and decided to come back for two more years for my bachelor degree. The desks are not to comfortable, but you get used to it. The teacher stands at the white board and writes as much notes as possible. A lot of teachers use the projector for note taking and movies.

Describe a typical weekend.

A typical weekend is what you make of it. A lot of people say their is nothing going on, but those are the people who do not want to be involved with the campus events. the RHA and the SGA put on events every weekend to have something for the students to look forward too.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

I enjoy the traditions of the spring fling, the graduation specials and Bulldog Bash. All of them bring Deans students spirits together.

Describe a day on campus you'll never forget.

I will never forget the graduate activities the school put on when i was graduating with my associates degree.The school organized laser games, oxygen bar, a graduation reception and other events for the days before we all graduated.

When you step off campus what do you see?

Soon as a student gets off of campus, they are able to see what Franklin is all about. Franklin is mostly neighborhood's with mini shops everywhere. There is Chinese food and Italian food available right off of campus as well.

What's unique about your campus?

Dean is only 100 acres, which means that if you need to run back to your room in between classes it wont take longer than ten minutes to get there.

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.

Why did you decide to go to this school?

I decided to go to Dean because during Dean Day I had the chance to observe a class and it made me feel good to know how small the class rooms were. Also, the campus itself was a plus because I knew if I went to a big school I would get lost in the crowd.

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

At Dean, there is a mix of the stereotypes of "stoners" and "jocks". The football team has a bad stereotype of being lazy when it comes to schoolwork. But all and all, many diffrent people are friends with other stereotypes.

Chelsea
Describe the best and worst parts of the social scene on campus.

The saying goes the best and worst part about Dean is "Everyone knows everyone at Dean." So make sure that while being on the...

Describe the best and worst parts of the social scene on campus.

The saying goes the best and worst part about Dean is "Everyone knows everyone at Dean." So make sure that while being on the social scene you acting the way you want to be know by all as.

Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

Anywhere that is quiet, usually the library is found to be best, however students are very receptive of others trying to get there work done. As long as students can stay focused they could almost go anywhere.

When you step off campus what do you see?

Once off campus, the town of Franklin is quiet and cute. It has a plethora of cute shows and boutiques as well as as restaurants and quick stop places. The perfect town for a college student, just a mile and a half from Stop and Shop, and plenty of safe lighting.

Why did you decide to go to this school?

I decided to come to Dean because I was unsure of what my degree would be and they offered a great place to start. The course catalog was filled with so many different choices, I did not know where to begin. The other reason I chose Dean was because of how helpful and nice all of staff and faculty were each time I visited. I am so happy I chose Dean College.

Describe the students at your school.

At Dean College the student body is very diverse. Students come from any background, country, speak many languages, and yet all together we turn into one big melting pot called Dean College. Together the very different students make up a well balanced and happy community. To class students wear anything from sweats to jeans and business casual attire, the only kind of person that would feel out of place here would be someone who did not want to be in college.

What are the academics like at your school?

One of the best parts about Dean is the academics are so personal. Each and every one of my professors knows my name, and is willing to go above and beyond to help with any of the material. Students here are focused on their grade and raising their GPAs, so class participation, regular attendance and study groups are always in session. Professors like to challenge their students with new and interesting material, and often students get very topic involved and when it comes to selecting a major due to the depth of class, students are able to do so happily.

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

The stereotype at is Dean attracts kids who are interested in perusing dance and theater. Also attracts kids who have speaci...

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

The stereotype at is Dean attracts kids who are interested in perusing dance and theater. Also attracts kids who have speacial learning syles. No the stereotype is not accurate. The college has a very diverse student body. I have become aquanted with students who are interested in, Liberal Studies program, Sports Management, Early Childhood Education and so on. Some students are from near by communities and others come to dean from further away. Students that look at this school are interested because it is in a small community but it it is also near Boston. Students also look at this school becuase of the oppertunity for internships, small teacher student ratio...alot of attention. There are kids drawn to this as well becuse school the athletic teams are really strong.

Matthew
What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion about this school is that its a great place to be fresh out of high school. Dean College is a great transi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion about this school is that its a great place to be fresh out of high school. Dean College is a great transition from high school and it prepares you for the future. Dean College is a small school with a small student body. It is close to home and is in walking distance from the train to Boston. Dean College is in Franklin, MA, a small, quite area that is proud to have a college in the center of town. Dean is known for their theater and dance departments and the shows they put on are fantastic. I try to attend every dance show and play possible and see the different talents my classmates have to share. When I tell people I go to Dean, they don't know much about the school in general. Most of the people I tell don't even know where it is. I tell them its my home and a great place to be.

Describe the students at your school.

After being here for two years, I have realized the students at my school are very accepting. Coming out the summer before college, I was nervous to attend a school and have people judge me for being gay. Not once did I find myself unwelcome, I felt that everyone I was surrounded by was accepting and willing to start a friendship. I live on a floor with a lot of athletes and I never feel uncomfortable or awkward around them. We say whats up to each other and go on with our day. I am super friendly with everyone and they are super friendly back.

What are the academics like at your school?

The academics at Dean College is fantastic. I have improved academically and learned how to stay organized and to be an attentive student. Every professor I have had knowns my name and my strengths and weakness in the classroom. I am a communications major and love going to all my classes. My friends in my major do compete with each other on certain papers and projects in order to get the best grade possible. The professors at Dean make learning fun and know how to lecture a class with out being boring and uninteresting. One thing I love about Dean is the hands on learning. My dream is to work in television after college and Dean has gave me the opportunity to produce my own television show and has gave me guidance i need to become successful in my field. Although I am only staying for the two year program they offer, I am now ready and eager to venture on and learn more about television and media studies. Dean was a great transition from high school and has provided me with the skills I need in order to be successful.

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

Every school has there own clique. The student body at Dean College is very diverse and all mesh well together. I think some stereotypes of the students at Dean include Jocks, Artsy students, International students, fashionable and leaders.

Leilani
Describe the students at your school.

As a Student Ambassador, I see every kind of prospective student you can imagine - and as a Work Study in the Advising Center...

Describe the students at your school.

As a Student Ambassador, I see every kind of prospective student you can imagine - and as a Work Study in the Advising Center, I have seen nearly every student Dean College houses! Dean has a variety of students, from a large international community to ambitious Student Government Association members and passionate artists. I can only speak for me and my own circle of friends: I know that I like to surround myself with vibrant personalities and talented, engaged people. My circle of friends here at Dean have varying interest in academics, a huge variety of hobbies, and every one of them is passionate about the field their in. I love having conversations that help me expand as a person, and they are always readily available to me. In addition to passion, the key characteristic my friends on campus share is loyalty: despite ups, downs, ins, outs, etc. we are all there for each other at the end of the day. I have had my highest of highs while at Dean College, and had the support and enthusiasm of my friends with me. I have experienced rough patches because of home life, injuries, etc. and every single person who supported me when I was on top braced me while I was low. I love the students at this school wholeheartedly.

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

Some of the basic stereotypes at Dean College are The Dancers, The Theatre Kids, and The Jocks. There isn't a lot unique about these stereotypes at Dean vs. any other learning institution. What makes these the most common ones is the student body breakdown: our biggest programs are the Dance and Theatre programs, so those students who are enrolled in them are a big presence on campus. As for athletes, they have the same stereotypes that Football, Basketball, Baseball, Lacrosse, and Soccer players have everywhere. People say the dancers "Run Dean College," which is grossly inaccurate: they are just a large percentage of the student body. In the same way, people say "If you're not a performer you're just here for the football team," where as there are many academically minded student athletes in MULTIPLE degree programs here at Dean. Stereotypes here are as true as stereotypes anywhere else you go!

lindsay
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates at Dean College are very focused individuals who all want to succeed.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates at Dean College are very focused individuals who all want to succeed.

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

I would tell my self to do better. Prepare myself for my upcomming future. College isn't about partying and going out, you have to push yourself if you wanna be the best of the best. Study a little harder and don't do C work. Try and do your best and if you tought an assignment was easy then you didn't put your all in it. Be prepared for time management!! I'm an athlete and managing sports, with my studies, and working is a tough thing.

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

There is literally no bad thing about my school. I love everything about it fromthe teaching staff, sports, cafe, i coudn't have gne to a better school.

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

I would tell myself a quote. ? Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don?t matter and those who matter...

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

I would tell myself a quote. ? Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don?t matter and those who matter don?t mind.? You learn from mistakes, but some times its hard to undo them. I would remind myself to be the person that I want to be. To focus on what I know is right and to set my goals high. If you do that then going into college shouldn?t be a scary, new experience. You should be excited and looking forward to it. To set higher goals, have more opportunities academically and socially, and to prove to everyone and yourself that you can succeed and be how you want to be.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are astonishing, extraordinary and significant part of my learning process.

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

When ever I am asked about my college one of the first statements that I make is how the positive atmosphere has helped me become a better person. I tell them that college is your second chance (if you didn?t do that well in high school) to prove to your family, friends, past teachers and most importantly to yourself, that you can set high goals and achieve them. Dean College have not only given me a second chance, but it has helped me realize I can accomplish any goal if I truly want it.

Timothy
What's unique about your campus?

The best thing that I consider about my school has to be the fact that the teachers are very nice and willing to help out stu...

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing that I consider about my school has to be the fact that the teachers are very nice and willing to help out students who are struggling in certain subjects academically. They have personalised tutors that help students with organizations and help them do well in certain subjects so they can pass with decent grades. The students who tutor are nice and are able to help those who are struggling academically. There is alot of different activities on campus that the students may engage in or participate in.

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

I would tell myself to take it one step at a time and also to look for scholorships in order to get money for school. I would pay attention to what I need to do in order to get ready for college such as looking at how the differents schools are and how the classroom sizes are because I would prefer a small classroom compared to a large classroom. I would research more into the different colleges that I want to apply for and also visit them to get a feel of what it is like to be in a college as a freshman and also what it feels like to be in a class with a professor without being nervous to go up to them and ask for help if I need it at all.

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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