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Dean College

Franklin, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate74%
Acceptance Rate74%

About Dean College

Dean College Overview

Dean College is a private, nonprofit school in a suburban setting in Franklin, Massachusetts. Dean College was founded in 1865 and the school currently enrolls around 1,180 students a year, which includes 1,180 undergraduates. Dean College provides on-campus housing for up to 1,001 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 75% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

📆 Mark your calendar! September 1, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by November 1.

Student Activities at Dean College

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Dean College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Dean College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Dean College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Dean College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Dean College on the Student Life page.

2022 Dean College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 74%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 79%
Average GPA 2.9
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 79%
Tuition $43,200
Percent of Need Met 68%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $31,458

Is Dean College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what Dean College offers and if it might be a good fit for you.

Dean College Acceptance Rate 2022

It is not difficult to get into Dean College. Around 74% of applicants get into Dean College each year. Out of 4,922 applications received in 2022, 3,624 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Dean College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 75% of students who start at Dean College return for their second year of college. 60% of Dean College undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Dean College Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. 86% of graduates from Dean College recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Check with Dean College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Dean College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Dean College's endowment was valued at $62.5 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Dean College spends about $7,704 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Dean College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Dean College meets 68% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Dean College full-time are awarded $31,458 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Dean College.

Based on this information, how does Dean College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Dean College a good school for you?

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Where is Dean College Located?

Dean College is located in the suburban setting of Franklin, Massachusetts, less than an hour from Boston and Providence and RI.

If you want to see Dean College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 495 to Franklin, or book a flight to the nearest airport, T.F. Green Airport or Logan Airport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Dean College and Franklin are like without leaving home.

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College Info

99 Main Street Franklin, MA 02038-1994

Campus Setting: Suburban

Dean College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Sep 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Dean College is Sep 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Dean College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Dean College is like? There are approximately 1,180 students enrolled at Dean College. 88% percent of students attend school full-time, 52% percent are from MA and 48% percent of students are from other states.


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