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wd813
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« on: April 03, 2012, 6:27:13 PM »

Wondering if anyone has information about the college and/or town?  I searched, but didn't find anything.  The location seems a bit ideal (for me), but expensive.  Also, I can't find anything really specific related to faculty (handbook, etc.) on the website.

Thanks for any information/comments.

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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012, 8:03:55 PM »

I grew up in the area, and I know Milford/Franklin area pretty well.

I googled, and Dean College is the new version of the old Dean Academy!  I knew it became a CC in the 1990s, but I was surprised to learn that it now offers the BA in a few fields as well as the AA.

Anyway, I can't tell you anything about faculty experiences there, but if you have any questions about the area, let me know.  Feel free to PM.
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2012, 8:11:45 AM »


I attended a conference that was hosted there a few years ago.  Dean is basically a private residential CC, in a state where the public CCs are all (or most) commuter schools.  I got the sense from talking to the faculty that the school was focused on giving students with the potential to do OK in college a chance to get it together, then continue to a regular four year college.  I suspect the introduction of bachelor's programs is, in part, owing to the expansion of public CCs in Mass.  For what it's worth, I got good vibes from the place.

Eastern Mass is expensive because there are a lot of things that people want in a place to live, which is usually the reason places are expensive.
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