Dean College is on a 100-acre campus in the suburban setting of Franklin, Massachusetts, not far from Boston and Providence and RI.
There are many activities and organizations for Dean College students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Dean College does not have fraternities or sororities.
Dean College has several thriving National Society of Leadership and Success. In fact, more students participate in the National Society of Leadership and Success than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Dean College include Dean Activities Board, Resident Student Association, eSports Club and Dean Community Outreach.
Dean College students' favorite campus events are Spring Week, Homecoming and Bulldog Bash.
This table offers information on housing at Dean College.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for senior|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||87%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||1,001|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||976|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||13%|
Dean College offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Dean College students live on campus. In 2022, 87% of undergrads at Dean College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 13% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Dean College. There are 1,001 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,180 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 976 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 75% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
Dean College offers coed housing.
At Dean College there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Dean College:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Volleyball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Dean College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Dean College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Dean College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Additionally, Dean College has augmented with professional police services (Franklin Police Department) in addition to Campus Safety.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Dean College, take Interstate 495 to Franklin, MA. If you need to fly, book your flight to T.F. Green Airport or Logan Airport airport.
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