Dean College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Dean College
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Dean College Admissions Overview:

Dean College is a largely open school, admitting 89% of those who apply each year. In order to apply, interested students will need to submit an application form, a transcript, SAT or ACT scores (either is accepted), and a personal statement. A letter of recommendation from a teacher is not required, but is strongly suggested. Be sure to check out the school's website for updated application requirements, and feel free to contact the admissions office with any questions or concerns.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Dean College Description:

Founded in 1865 as the Dean Academy, Dean has seen many changes during its long history. During the second world war, the academy added a Junior College, and by the 1990s the college began offering bachelor's degrees along with associate degrees. Dean's 100-acre campus is located in Franklin, Massachusetts, just 30 miles from both Boston and Providence. Students can easily walk to a train station serving Boston. Dean College offers 15 associate degrees and 5 bachelor degrees, and academics are supported a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio.

The arts at Dean are particularly strong, and the college takes pride in graduating its bachelor degree students in four years. The college has seen significant capital improvements in recent years with the construction of new buildings and the renovation of older structures. Campus life is active with over 25 student clubs and organizations.

On the athletic front, the Dean Bulldogs compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association. The school fields 6 men's and 4 women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,339 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 85% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $36,660
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $15,732
  • Other Expenses: $1,500
  • Total Cost: $54,892

Dean College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 91%
    • Loans: 76%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $23,867
    • Loans: $9,600

Academic Programs:

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 70%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 46%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 37%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 48%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Golf, Baseball, Basketball 
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Lacrosse

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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