Bachelor Degree Programs in Arts & Entertainment Management, Business, Dance and Theatre Associate Degree Programs in twenty fields of study, with articulation and transfer agreements with more than two dozen US universities 45 minutes from Boston with commuter rail service three blocks from campus. 1,100 students; 17:1 student/faculty ratio Ranked by U.S. News & World Report Best Regional College (North) Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Excellent ESL Transition Program

What's special?

Listed in Loren Pope's highly respected book Beyond the Ivy Leagues a 'top school for B students'.

Dean College Associate Degree graduates transfer to top U.S. Universities. A remarkable 98% successful transfer rate to top universities including Georgia Institute of Technology, John Hopkins University, UC Berkeley, University of Michigan and University of Southern California, among others.

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.

Fast facts

Temperate - 4 seasons
20, Student/faculty ratio: 16:1
155 , 155 total; 71 fulltime (nearly all have advanced degrees; no teaching assistants)
Boston, MA (BOS)


Programs of study add

13 undergraduate programs

  • ESL
  • Art
  • Athletic Training
  • Business Administration
    • Business Administration
    • Business Administration: Accounting
    • Business Administration: Management
    • Business Administration: Sports Management
  • Communication Studies
    • Communication Studies
    • Communication Studies: Public Relations and Advertising
  • Computer
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
    • Education: Early Childhood Education
    • Education: Physical Education
  • English
  • Environmental Science/Studies
  • General Studies
  • Health
    • Health
    • Health: Exercise Science
    • Health: Sciences
  • History
  • Human Resource Management/Services
  • Liberal Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Security Management
  • Sociology/Social Justice
  • Theatre Arts
    • Theatre Arts
    • Theatre Arts: Dance
    • Theatre Arts: Management/Administration

Accommodations add

Require all International students under the age of 24 to live on campus


Ultimate Dining Plan Unlimited Access to Smith Dining Center

Admissions criteria add


Direct Admission:
61 iBT or IELTS: 6
Conditional Acceptance:
32 iBT or IELTS: 4.5
Accepts OEAT
Music class


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Campus features

Traditional residence halls and full-service meal plan; two fitness centers and 900-seat gymnasium; indoor pool and outdoor athletic fields; WGAO-FM radio; dance studios; library and advising center. Additional features include ESL support, an Honors Program, internship and study abroad opportunities, and dozens of clubs, performance groups, and student organizations.

Extracurricular activities

  • Business Club
  • Golden Key
  • Badminton Club
  • Outdoor Recreation & Adventure Club
  • Student Athlete Leadership Team
  • Best Buddies, Move-in Crew
  • Dance Team
  • Tap Team
  • A Capella
  • Improv Group
  • Student Government Association
  • National Society of Leadership & Success
  • Peer Mentor
  • among others

Estimated costs

$56,070 Tuition, Room & Board,
$500 Fees,
$1,773 Insurance

ESL Focus Program - ESL credit-bearing courses integrated within the first year curriculum.  No separate cost unless students require one-on-one coaching (level 1 only) which is $850/semester.

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