Dean College

country rank  1239
world rank  4228

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University Overview

Established in 1865, Dean College is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Franklin (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Massachusetts. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Dean College (DC) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Dean College (DC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 154 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym DC
Founded 1865
Motto Forti et Fideli Nihil Difficile
Colours Cardinal Red, black and white

University Location

Address 99 Main Street
Franklin (population range: 10,000-49,999)
02038-1994 Massachusetts
United States
T +1 (508) 541 1508
F +1 (508) 541 8726

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 99 Main Street
Franklin 02038-1994
+1 508-541-1508

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 100-199
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Dean College's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM)
  • Council of International Schools (CIS)
  • Association of International Educators (NAFSA)
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
  • Overseas Association of College Admissions Counselors (OACAC)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019