Dean College is a private, residential college located in Franklin, MA. Conveniently situated between Boston and Providence, approximately 90 percent of students live on campus in one of 13 residence halls. Recognized as a Top Regional College and a Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report, Dean serves 1,200 full-time students and offers over 25 degree programs from business to dance, and from biology to sports broadcasting. Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16 varsity sports and more than 40 on-campus groups and organizations. Ninety-six percent of our students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation.

Academic Programs

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dance
  • Education
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Sport Management
  • Sports Broadcasting
  • Theatre

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Each year Dean College works with first year students applying from around the globe. Students who are in their final year of high school, or who haven't taken college courses since graduating high school, should apply as a first year student.


Each year Dean College works with transfer students applying from a wide variety of colleges and universities. Students who attended college after high school should apply as a transfer student.

Visit us

Our goal is to provide prospective students and their families as many opportunities to visit Dean College as possible. From customized visits for students and their families, to larger day-long open houses, to on-campus information sessions and tours, you'll find a wide variety of ways to explore our campus.

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Admissions office

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School location

99 Main Street
Franklin, MA 02038, United States of America

Phone number

(877) 879-3326


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