Dean College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Dean College

Dean Colleges’ 100-acre campus is situated in Franklin, The institution has 15 associate degrees and five bachelor degrees, and academics are backed a 17 to 1 student/faculty ratio. Liberal arts at the institution are strong, and the college is proud of the fact that it graduates most of its bachelor’s degree students in four years. Campus life is robust, with more than 25 student organizations and clubs. On the athletic front, the Dean Bulldogs play in the National Junior College Athletic Association.


  • Total Enrollment: 1,323 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male/52% Female
  • 87% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $40,414
  • Books: $1,000
  • Room and Board: $17,258
  • Other Expenses: $1,500
  • Total Cost: $60,172

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 95%
    • Loans: 82%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $22,458
    • Loans: $6,520

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Dance, General; Business Administration and Management, General; Psychology, General; Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General; and Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 64%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 47%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 24%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 27%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball
  • Women’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of Dean College Admissions

Dean College is an open school, admitting 83% of those who apply each year. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application, and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data

  • Dean College Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 460/560
    • SAT Math: 450/550
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 18/22
    • ACT English: -/-
    • ACT Math: -/-

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Dean College, then it should be easy for you to gain admissions to the schools below. If Dean College is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Suffolk University, Curry College, Becker College

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Dean College, then you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Regis College, Boston University, Bay Path College, Boston College

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Dean College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

Northeastern University, University of Massachusetts – Amherst, Harvard University,

Applying to Dean College

Application Deadline: Rolling

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