Dean College: Narrative Description

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99 Main St.
Franklin, MA 02038-1994
Tel: (508)541-1900; 877-TRY-DEAN; Admissions: (508)541-1508; Fax: (508)541-8726; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1865. Setting: 100-acre small town campus with easy access to Boston and Providence. Endowment: $15.5 million. Total enrollment: 1,303. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 1,532 applied, 74% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 14% from top quarter, 33% from top half. Students come from 25 states and territories, 14 other countries, 42% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 3% 25 or older, 90% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $30,680 includes full-time tuition ($19,420), mandatory fees ($1960), and college room and board ($9300). College room only: $5880. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Emerging Leaders, College Success Staff, Student Ambassadors, student government, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Homecoming, Harvest Weekend, Leadership Conference. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 817 college housing spaces available; 800 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. E. Ross Anderson Library with 46,226 books and 185 serials. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Franklin is located 30 miles southwest of Boston and is the birthplace of Horace Mann. This is a rapidly growing area easily accessible by bus and rail. The community has swimming pools, tennis courts, ski facilities, riding, golf, movies, bowling, and dancing. There are many shopping centers nearby. Some part-time employment is available for students.

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