Dean College Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Dean College
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Dean College and can I get accepted? The school has a 86% acceptance rate ranking it #67 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,886 out of 4,515 applicants were admitted making Dean College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 65 percent. Dean College typically accepts and attracts "C+" average high school students. Only 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the lower half of their high school class.
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Dean College SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT48%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||490|
|SAT Math 25th||470|
|SAT Composite 25th||960|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||590|
|SAT Math 75th||560|
|SAT Composite 75th||1150|
|Average SAT Score||1060|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Dean College?
Dean College typically requires applicants to be in the top 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #46 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1150 and Above||Good||>91%|
|1055 to 1150||Avg +||86%-91%|
|960 to 1055||Avg -||78%-86%|
|865 to 960||Reach||68%-78%|
|Less than 865||Low||<68%|
Dean College ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT13%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||21|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Dean College?
Admission data indicates that Dean College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #38 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 13 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Dean College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>92%|
|21 to 25||Avg +||86%-92%|
|18 to 21||Avg -||80%-86%|
|15 to 18||Reach||71%-80%|
|Less than 15||Low||<71%|
Avg. High School GPA2.4
Typical High School GradesC+
The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Dean College was 2.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily C+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #49 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 2.4 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Dean College accepts 86% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||3%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||6%||Good|
|3.00 to 3.25||9%||Good|
|2.75 to 3.00||17%||Good|
|2.50 to 2.75||33%||Avg +|
|2.25 to 2.50||30%||Avg -|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
79% of Dean College freshman were in the bottom half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||2%|
|Top 25% of class||7%|
|Top 50% of class||21%|
|Bottom 50% of class||79%|
|Bottom 25% of class||44%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||11%||13%||12%|
Applications are DueAug 30, 2020
Days left to Apply348
Applicants have 348 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 30, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Dean College before the Aug 30 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 5||Oct 18|
|Nov 2||Nov 15|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|May 2||May 15|
|Jun 6||Jul 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 26||Nov 14|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to Dean College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=165574 IPEDS survey data for Dean College.