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 1120 (25th percentile) to 1410 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 15 (25th percentile) to 19 (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 2.71 - 2.97. This school has an acceptance rate of about 68% with 31% 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 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Dean College was reported as 68.4% in Fall 2013 with over 2,590 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

  • SAT Scores: 1120 - 1410
  • ACT Scores: 15 - 19
  • Average GPA: 2.71 - 2.97

How Hard Is It to Get into Dean College?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

When considering the average GPA and SAT/ACT scores of students accepted to Dean College and comparing to other schools nationwide, applicant selectivity is lower than most other schools.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Dean College has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 38.7%
  • 2010-2011: 67.6%
  • 2011-2012: 70.1%
  • 2012-2013: 70.0%
  • 2013-2014: 68.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 66.9%

How Does Dean College Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Dean College is twenty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bryant University76.6%
Wheaton College67.4%
Wellesley College29.1%
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering16.9%
Babson College28.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Dean College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading380 - 480
Math370 - 470
Writing370 - 460
Total Score1120 - 1410
ACT®Score Range
English13 - 20
Math15 - 18
Composite Score15 - 19
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