Dean College

Basic Information

Phone Number: 1-508-541-1900
Fax Number: 1-508-541-1900
Address: 99 Main Street, Franklin MA 02038

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Additional Information

President: Dr. Paula M. Rooney
School Type: Four Year College
Public/Private: Private
Gender Preference: Coed
Historical Black College/University: No
Hispanic Serving Institute: No
School Size: 1200 full-time students
Classroom Size: Average class size is 18, no more than 30.
Student/Teacher Ratio: 18/1
Housing Availability:

Yes, Dean is 90% Residential.

Type of Housing: Dean College offers a variety of student housing including traditional single, double, and triple rooms, suite-style, and condos. Housing can be co-ed, all-male, or all-female housing.

$57,972 (includes room and board)

Financial Aid:

The average Financial Aid package is $34,000 and includes non-need based merit scholarships, need-based grants, federal student loans and federal work-study. 95% of students receive some form of financial assistance.

Disability Services:

Dean College offers learning and academic support as well as auxiliary aids and services to qualified students with disabilities through the Office of Accessibility Services. The college provides its full support and a variety of accommodations to any qualified student with a documented disability, executive functioning disorder, sensory processing or nonverbal learning issues. The Office of Accessibility Services is available for all students at no additional cost.
The Dean College Arch Learning Community program is designed for students with diagnosed learning disabilities and/or other learning challenges who would benefit from additional academic support while enrolled in a traditional college curriculum. The Arch Learning Community is a fee-based service.


Dean College is a fun and vibrant campus community that offers a variety of student-run clubs, organizations and leadership opportunities. Clubs include academic clubs, intramurals, community service, dance and performance teams, multicultural clubs, Student Government Association, WGAO FM Radio Station, and special interest groups including E-Sports, Photography, and the Student Activities Committee just to name a few.

Sports: NCAA Division III membership with 16 athletic teams including men’s and women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, women’s field hockey, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross-country, men’s and women’s soccer, baseball, football, and softball.
School Championships:

Men’s Lacrosse (2018)
Men’s Cross Country (2018-2019)
Football (2019)

Majors: Arts and Entertainment Management Athletic Coaching and Recreation Management Pre-Athletic Training Biology Business Management Communications Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Dance Early Childhood Education English Entertainment Industry Management Exercise Science Family and Childhood Studies General Studies Global Studies Health and Society Health Sciences History Human Services Liberal Arts & Studies – Interdisciplinary Marketing Mathematics Pre-law Pre-Nursing Psychology Science Sociology Sport Management Sports Broadcasting Theatre
Application/Transfer Deadlines: • November 1: Early Action Priority Deadline (Receive Decision Mid-December) • December 1: Early Action Deadline (Receive Decision Mid-January) • March 15: Priority Admissions Deadline Rolling admissions after March 15
International Students:

Dean has international students from more than 26 countries representing 10% of the student body. Our faculty and staff create a supportive learning environment that makes us an ideal place for your American college experience. International Application Requirements High School Transcript (Academic Record) Please send us an official copy of your secondary school transcript (in English) showing the courses and grades/marks you received for the most recent 3 to 4 years of schooling. If you have any national examination results, certificates, or diplomas, please submit official copies (in English) as well. Standardized Test Scores/English Language Proficiency Exam If English is not your first language, please arrange to take an English Language Proficiency Exam prior to applying to Dean College. We consider scores from the following exams: Letter(s) of Recommendation (Optional) A letter is optional, but it is a great way to learn more about you. If you are submitting a recommendation a letter from your college counselor or from a teacher who has taught you in an academic subject, such as English, mathematics, science, or social studies is most helpful. You may submit additional letters of recommendation if you wish. Passport ID Page Please send us a copy of your passport photo ID page so we can confirm the spelling of your name and your date of birth. Documentation of Financial Support/Certification of Finances Because need-based financial aid is limited for international students, U.S. immigration rules require you to submit financial documentation indicating that you and your family or sponsors have sufficient funds to cover one year of college expenses at Dean (currently U.S. $58,000). Documenting your financial support can be done in one of two ways: • Submit an official bank letter (in English, with a supporting bank account statement) confirming that you have the funds to cover college costs, or • Complete the Certification of Finances form. Be sure all financial documents are in English, in U.S. Dollars, and officially signed and dated within six months of the start of classes. An I-20 Form will be provided only after you have been accepted, paid the enrollment deposit, and have both your passport ID page and documentation of financial support on file.