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  • Neurodiverse
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
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99 Main Street
Franklin , Massachusetts 02038-1941

Disability Resource Office

Academic Accessibility Services
99 Main Street
Franklin, MA 02038-1941
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About Dean College

Located in Franklin, Massachusetts, Dean College is a reputable private university that has been offering top-notch education for over 150 years. Founded in 1865, Dean College has continuously evolved and adapted to provide its students with a well-rounded and comprehensive educational experience.

As a not-for-profit institution, Dean College prioritizes the academic success and personal growth of its students. With a commitment to excellence, the college offers a wide array of programs across various fields of study, ensuring that each student can pursue their passions and achieve their educational goals. Students at Dean College can choose from 12 bachelor’s degree programs and over 25 associate degree programs, allowing for versatility and individuality in their academic journey.

The college is situated in the quaint town of Franklin, providing a peaceful and nurturing environment for students to thrive in. Franklin is conveniently located just 30 miles southwest of Boston, offering access to all the cultural and historical offerings of the city while maintaining a close-knit community feel. This blend of a quiet suburban setting with proximity to a vibrant city allows students to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Dean College boasts a picturesque 100-acre campus, providing a serene and supportive backdrop for students to engage in their studies and extracurricular activities. The campus facilities are well-maintained and offer state-of-the-art resources to enhance the learning experience of students. Whether students are conducting research in the library or practicing their craft in specialized labs and studios, Dean College ensures that every student has access to top-quality facilities.

One aspect that sets Dean College apart is its emphasis on accessibility. With an accessibility score of 1 out of 4, the college strives to create an inclusive and accommodating environment for students of all abilities. The campus is designed to be wheelchair accessible, and the college provides comprehensive support services to meet the needs of students with disabilities. This commitment to inclusivity aligns with the college’s belief in embracing diversity and fostering an atmosphere of understanding and acceptance.

At Dean College, students not only excel academically but also have the opportunity to participate in a vibrant campus life. The college offers a multitude of extracurricular activities, clubs, and organizations that cater to a wide range of interests. From joining sports teams to becoming involved in student government or exploring various academic and cultural clubs, students are encouraged to engage in activities outside of the classroom that complement their personal and professional growth.

As a private institution, Dean College places a strong emphasis on providing personalized attention and support to its students. With a low student-to-faculty ratio, students can benefit from small class sizes and individualized instruction. Professors at Dean College are not only experts in their fields but also dedicated mentors who are invested in their students’ success. The college’s supportive faculty and staff create a nurturing and collaborative learning environment where students can thrive.

In conclusion, Dean College is a prestigious institution that prioritizes academic excellence, personal growth, and inclusivity. Located in the peaceful town of Franklin, Massachusetts, with easy access to the bustling city of Boston, Dean College offers a unique blend of serenity and opportunity. With a commitment to providing a well-rounded education and a vibrant campus life, Dean College prepares its students for successful futures in their chosen fields.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations