Dean College

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Dean College can be found in Franklin, MA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around a thousand students enrolled per year at Dean College.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores within the range of 910 (25th percentile) to 1105 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 17 (25th percentile) to 22 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants accepted to this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Dean College average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.80 - 3.14. This school has an acceptance rate of about 69% with 10% of applicants choosing to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Dean College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Dean College was reported as 68.8% in Fall 2020 with over 6,240 college applications submitted to Dean College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 17 - 22
  • Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into Dean College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Dean College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Dean College has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 88.9%
  • 2017-2018: 86.1%
  • 2018-2019: 82.9%
  • 2019-2020: 68.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 73.1%

How Does Dean College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Dean College is twenty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bryant University71.0%
Wheaton College73.9%
Wellesley College21.6%
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering15.7%
Babson College26.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Dean College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 565
Math450 - 540
Total Score910 - 1105
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score17 - 22
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