Dean College is a safe and welcoming home to 1,200 full-time students from all over the U.S. and the world, where international students have the opportunity to build lasting friendships, try new cultural experiences and develop leadership skills. As a small, close-knit community, we’re dedicated to providing personal attention, support and exceptional teaching – which have earned Dean the #2 ranking for Best Undergraduate Teaching in the region by U.S. News & World Report.
Located in the college town of Franklin, MA, ranked the second safest city in the U.S., Dean combines a small-town atmosphere with big city life. We’re 56 kilometers from Boston, with a train station just a five-minute walk from campus, offering easy access to all the activities, culture and history throughout the city. We’re also about an hour away from Logan International Airport and only 3.5 hours from New York City, making Dean the perfect home base to immerse yourself in all the East Coast has to offer.See All 15 Photos
Main CampusFranklin, Massachusetts, United States Campus Website0 - 5,000 on Campus<100,000 residents in FranklinLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
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. A uniquely supportive community for more than 155 years, Dean has woven together extensive student support and engagement with exceptional teaching and innovative campus activities. Our graduates are lifetime learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility, and demonstrate leadership. This is The Dean Difference.
Consistently recognized as a Top Regional College by U.S. News & World Report and named a College of Distinction for seven consecutive years, Dean serves close to 1,200 full-time students, over 400 part-time students and offers over 50 combined academic programs, as well as a robust schedule of continuing studies and certificate programs throughout the year.
Dean College is situated in Franklin, Massachusetts, which is ranked the second safest city in the U.S. It is conveniently located less than an hour from Boston and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus. Approximately 90 percent of the College's student population lives on campus.
Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on student engagement and exceptional teaching. The Dean Difference is exemplified through each student's commitment to their professional futures, social responsibility, and leadership. Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16 athletic teams and more than 40 on-campus clubs and organizations.