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International Profile

Attracting Students Worldwide 

There is little else like it: a small, caring college that offers both four-year bachelor’s degrees and two-year associate degrees on a beautiful New England campus, guided by a dedicated and supportive faculty.

Founded in 1865, Dean is fully accredited and has the history, reputation, and status students expect from a 150-year-old college. Our 16:1 student-faculty ratio ensures that students can get help when they need it, and virtually all classes are 36 students or smaller. We provide professional advising known for exceptional academic support and an International Student Focus Program that embeds English-language instruction into credit-bearing courses.

Ideal for an American college education
Dean College is located on a suburban 100-acre campus outside Boston, just 50 minutes from the city center by commuter rail. Our students feel safe without being isolated from the activities of a big city, and they can reach ocean beaches, museums, professional sports venues, and numerous historic sites within an hour’s drive.

Dean has international students from more than 25 countries representing 12% of the student body. Nearly all of our 1,100 students live on campus, and college housing and meal plans are guaranteed. We also provide international student advising services, offices for public safety and information technology support, and a student health services center.

International students—as well as U.S students—choose Dean for many of the same reasons but especially for the programs offered through our School of Business, Schools of Dance and the Arts, and School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In addition to more than 25 academic majors, the College sponsors 14 championship-caliber athletic teams; an Honors Program; internship opportunities; study abroad and a semester in Washington, D.C.; an executive lecture series; and dozens of clubs, performance groups, and student organizations.

From Dean to your dream: 2+2 transfer to top universities
A Dean education can enhance your university choices. While many students complete their B.A. or B.S. at Dean, international students often choose our two-year associate degree option and transfer to some of the top universities in the United States and Canada. Sometimes called a “pathway” program, this 2+2 option allows students to obtain a baccalaureate degree with just two additional years of study.



The historic town of Franklin, Massachusetts, is home to America’s first public library and located between two state capitals: Boston (60 kilometers) and Providence, Rhode Island (45 kilometers). The climate is temperate, with four distinct
seasons: fall, winter, spring, and summer.


Type of college: Independent, coeducational, residential four-year college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)  

Size of Campus: 100 acres, including 25 academic buildings, residence halls, and athletic fields

Number of Students: Approximately 1,100 undergraduates; 12% international; 50% men, 50% women

Number of Faculty: 16:1 student-faculty ratio

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: The School of the Arts, School of Business, Palladino School of Dance, and School
of Liberal Arts and Sciences offer the following programs:

B.A. and B.S. Degrees
• Arts and Entertainment Management (Dance, Individually Designed, Media Studies, Theatre)
• Business (Management, Security Management, Sport Management)
• Communications
• Dance (Dance Studies, Performance/Choreography, Studio Management, Teaching)
• English
• History
• Liberal Arts and Studies
• Psychology
• Sociology
• Theatre (Acting, Musical Theatre, Technical Theatre)
• Undecided

A.A. and A.S. Degrees
• Business
• Criminal Justice
• Dance
• Early Childhood Education
• English
• Environmental Science
• General Studies
• Health Sciences (General Health Science, Pre-nursing)
• History
• Mathematics
• Media Studies and Communication
• Psychology
• Science
• Sociology
• Sport/Fitness Studies (Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Physical Education)
• Sport Management
• Theatre/Musical Theatre
• Undecided

Learning Support Program and ESL instruction

Geographic Diversity: More than 25 countries and 35 U.S. states represented

International Student Services: International student advisor; English-language support program; international student orientation; International Student Association

International Student Budget: (2015–2016)
Tuition and Fees      $35,420
Room and Board    $15,200
New Student Fee    $300
Mandatory Health Insurance    $1,578
Total    $52,198

Financial Aid: Scholarships for international students are limited and typically range between $5,000–$15,000.

Test Score Requirements: TOEFL or IELTS if English is not the first language (60–78 iBT or 5.5–6.0 IELTS accepted for the FOCUS Program); SAT or ACT if educated in an English curriculum

Application Deadlines and Fees:
Fall (September) March 15; Early Action: December 1; applications are welcomed and reviewed on a rolling basis thereafter.

Spring (January) December 1

No application fee if submitted online at