Dean College

  • 7 Reasons Why You Should Choose Dean College

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    Starting the college search process can be scary and overwhelming. With over 5,000 college and universities located in the United States alone, how are you supposed to choose just one? It’s important to find a school that has your academic interests, has a safe campus, has the type of social life you’re looking for, and more! 

    Read on to learn why Dean College is a great place to learn!

    1. We focus on you. At Dean, you’ll be more than just a number. We offer small class sizes (18:1 student to teacher ratio) so that you’re able to work closely with professors and they get to know you as an individual. You’ll also be assigned a designated academic advisor who will help you choose courses every semester and stay on track to earn your degree.

    2. Outstanding Academics. Whether you’re interested in business or dance, liberal arts or theatre, Dean College is a great place to earn a degree. Through our active learning approach, Dean College students integrate our eight learning goals focusing in knowledge, skills and application. Students will learn about the common core, global awareness and diversity, critical literacy, teamwork, social and professional interaction and much more. Whichever program you choose, you'll learn to think critically, communicate well, solve problems across the disciplines and prepare for a thriving career.

    3. Learning support. At Dean, we aim to help you succeed. That’s why we offer a variety of different academic resources to assist in your success including student advising, assistive technology, disability support services, academic coaching services, free tutoring services, and more. To learn about all of our learning support options visit

    4. Experience. To succeed in the workplace today, you need an education that’s focused on the real world. At Dean College, 100 percent of our bachelor degree students complete an internship before graduating at companies such as Kraft Sports & Entertainment, The Boston Ballet and more. Our students study away at places such as Regis College in London and The Disney College Program in Orlando. On-campus, students are learning from industry experts such as Microsoft Director, Angela McKay and President at Nike, Michael Spillane, while off-campus students are granted behind-the-scenes access at McCoy Stadium, Gillette Stadium, WEEI Radio and more!

    5. Safe community. Dean College is located in Franklin, Massachusetts, a residential town that was recently ranked in the top five safest cities in the country. In addition to our safe location, Dean College actively takes the necessary steps to maintain a safe and secure campus including emergency preparedness, safety alerts, card access monitoring, safety and crime prevention seminars, camera surveillance systems, self-defense programs, college shuttle service and more.

    6. The Dean Difference. It isn’t any one thing. It’s not a program or a professor. It’s not a single class or a club. It’s the way our academics, support networks and community overlap, interweave and magnify each other. Our difference unites us. It’s our secret formula. It’s the nucleus around which we orbit. It isn’t one thing. It’s everything.

    We’ll let some of our students explain what The Dean Difference is to them:

    •  “The Dean Difference is growing and learning in an environment that is personal, welcoming, and positively reinforcing. The Dean Difference is walking around campus and feeling like you are at a family reunion because there is always someone to see and meet, with plenty of smiles to be shared. The Dean Difference is providing opportunities that aren’t available to students at other colleges, from performing at the NFL Kickoff to internships, one-on-one faculty availability and so much more. The Dean Difference is a power that allows students to grow and flourish with an incredible support system.” – Samantha S., ‘18

    • “The Dean Difference is the help we receive. At most colleges, you are just another number but at Dean the staff and faculty care about you and your future. I feel welcomed and I know there is always someone who is there for me whenever I need help with anything.” – Isabella C., ‘20

    • “The Dean Difference is Deans ability to change the lives of those who attend the school. Whether it be allowing students to realize their full potential or change their attitudes and views of themselves. The Dean Difference is what makes Dean so unique.” – Brendan P., ‘18

    7. Recognition. For the past seven years, Dean College has received the honor of being ranked as a U.S. News & World Report Best Regional College, North Category. In addition, Dean has been recognized as a Best Value School, North Category. Our ranking is testament to the hands-on and engaging faculty & staff, strong academic support, valuable internships and real-life workforce preparation that Dean College provides.

    Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity for academic and personal success. To learn more about Dean College, visit

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