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Dean College

Franklin, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate75%

Dean College Admissions

It is not difficult to get into Dean College. Around 75% of applicants get into Dean College each year. Out of 4,916 applications received in 2023, 3,704 students were offered admission.

If you are thinking about applying to Dean College, the regular decision application deadline is September 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who submit their applications to Dean College for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than November 1.

Dean College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Dean College's admissions stats.

Dean College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Dean College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Dean College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes December 1 January 15
Regular Decision Yes 9 1 November 1

Applying Early to Dean College?

Dean College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Dean College will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

Dean College accepts about 8% of early action applicants and 75% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, Dean College admitted 1,365 of the 1,77 who applied early action.

Some students apply early to college to boost their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it shows that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Dean College Admissions

How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to Dean College?

Getting into Dean College is not difficult. Dean College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Dean College accepted 75% of students, around 3,704 from 4,916 applicants.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Dean College, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT. Admissions to Dance and Theatre programs require an audition is program moderately difficult.

Transferring to Dean College

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Dean College

Dean College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Dean College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Dean College

What does Dean College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered

Make sure to check with Dean College for more information on admission factors.

Dean College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Dean College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Dean College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Other Requirements students applying to a performing arts major must complete an audition or portfolio review, students applying to the Arch Learning Community are required to interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Dean College?

Students admitted to Dean College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Dean College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Dean College

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Dean College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Dean College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Dean College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Dean College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Dean College.

Does Dean College accept transfer credits?

✅ Dean College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Dean College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Excelsior College Examinations

Does Dean College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Dean College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Dean College?

✅ Dean College is not test optional.

What is Dean College's acceptance rate?

✅ Dean College has an acceptance rate of 75%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Dean College?

❌ Dean College does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Dean College?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Dean College was 8% in 2021.

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Dean College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Dean College? Dean College is a less selective institution. The Dean College acceptance rate is 75%. This means that the institution accepts 75 out of every 100 applicants.


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

Dean College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Dean College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Dean College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.11. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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