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Franklin College

  • Franklin, IN
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 50%50%
    student ratio
  • 1,014
    total students
  • $28,000 | $28,000
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 60%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 515
    sat math
  • 507
    sat reading
  • 490
    sat writing
  • 22
    act composite

Overview

Franklin College of Indiana is a Liberal Arts College with Small Class Sizes and Encourages Lifelong Learning

Franklin College is a small undergraduate liberal arts college located 20 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis. Students at Franklin enjoy both the scenic, wooded campus, as well as personal attention from faculty. Franklin's small class sizes ensure that students receive the individual attention required for them to succeed. Students often form long-term relationships with faculty and mentors, continuing friendships for many years far beyond the confines of the classroom.

The environment at Franklin encourages students to pursue lifelong learning, using the foundation of their liberal arts education to continually explore other opportunities. All students begin with a liberal arts education, eventually selecting one of 36 majors and potentially a minor as well. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA, and places importance on faith and respect as well as academic and personal responsibility.

Franklin College of Indiana Offers 36 Major Paths, with Numerous Bachelor's Degrees and a Special Engineering Program

Education at Franklin College is based around earning a liberal arts degree. This means that regardless of the area a student eventually chooses to study, a thorough grounding is received in a wide range of knowledge. The liberal arts curriculum provides a broad foundational exposure to math, science, history, fine arts, and literature.

Students are exposed to a number of ideas and expected to develop and hone critical thinking skills, creativity, and an ability to collaborate with others. Students are also encouraged to use their knowledge with an eye towards global awareness, by way of service learning, leadership training, and intercultural exchange. Franklin graduates gain valuable skills and professional development that can be useful for any career.

Students may pursue any of 36 major paths, including accounting, American studies, art, biology, business, Canadian studies, chemistry, computing/computer information systems, economics, education, English, French, history, journalism, mathematics, music, philosophy, physical education, political science, psychology, recreation, religious studies, sociology, Spanish, and theater.

Students choosing a broad major such as education or journalism must choose a specialty as well. Students are also encouraged to choose a minor in many of these areas. Engineering students may opt to take a five-year combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science path, with three years earning a B.A. at Franklin College and two years earning a Bachelor of Science from the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology.

Franklin College Offers a Unique Service Learning Program That Combines Community Service with Hands-on Learning

Service learning is a unique program at Franklin College that combines academic study with community service to help students gain a fuller understanding of the material while also bringing real benefit to the community. Students gain an exposure to diversity and civic engagement, in addition to hands-on experience in applying classroom concepts to the real world.

Service learning goes beyond regular internships by allowing students to do work of real impact, using their creative problem solving skills and knowledge gained from coursework to help address the needs of the community. This helps the community in which Franklin is located, not only by assisting with the problems themselves but by bringing an energetic, outside perspective to long-term problems.

Students participating in the service learning programs become prepared for productive lives of excellence, leadership, and service.

Faculty Advisers at Franklin College Prepare Students for Professional Careers in Law, Medicine, Forestry, and More

Franklin College students graduate prepared for the next step in their careers, thanks to careful planning from faculty advisers. For example, the pre-professional adviser of the science division helps plan academic programs for students seeking a career in dentistry, forestry, medical technology, medicine, optometry, physical therapy, or veterinary medicine. A pre-law adviser likewise assists students considering a legal career.

The education department is endorsed and approved by the Indiana Professional Standards Board and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), allowing students to satisfy state requirements for a teaching major by selecting an appropriate concentration.

Franklin College's Grizzlies Compete in NCAA Division III Athletics, and Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Franklin College's team name is the Grizzlies, and the NCAA Division III Franklin Grizzlies are members of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The teams have even received some all-sports championships in both men's and women's sports. Students may play varsity sports that include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, softball, and volleyball.

Indiana's Franklin College Gives Students a Tree-Laden Environment in Which to Join 60 Different Student Organizations

Franklin College offers many ways for students to become involved with the community. In spite of being a short drive away from downtown Indianapolis, the Franklin campus is full of trees, giving students a lush natural environment in which to relax.

Students can enjoy the surrounding nature while joining one of the campus's five dozen organizations. Students interested in campus leadership can participate in Student Congress, while students interested in community service leadership can work with Habitat for Humanity. Organizations exist to promote religious and academic interests as well. In addition, students interested in joining a fraternity or sorority will find an active Greek life at Franklin.


Location & Contact

101 Branigin Boulevard
Franklin, IN 46131
USA

Ms.Jennifer Bostrom

Director of Admissions

Phone: 317-738-8075
Fax: 317-738-8075
Email: admissions@franklincollege.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Canadian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Studies Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

60% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2,221
    • Accepted1,333
    • Acceptance Rate60%
    • Enrolled1,014
    • Female Applicants1,000
    • Females Accepted687
    • Female Acceptance Rate68%
    • Male Applicants1,221
    • Males Accepted646
    • Male Acceptance Rate52%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record

    • Required for Some Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.40
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Not Reported
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 507 450 550
    • SAT Math 515 470 560
    • SAT Writing 490 430 540
    • ACT Composite 22 19 24
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$28,000
    • Out-of-state tuition *$28,000
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$185.00
    • Room and board *$8,400.00
    • Room only *$5,000.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,014
    • Male Student Percentage50%
    • Female Student Percentage50%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino1.58%
    • Black or African American4.44%
    • White or Caucasian78.99%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.3%
    • Asian.59%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races2.86%
    • Unknown4.44%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.05% representing 13 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students7% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 76%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations FLOW, FC Volunteers, Student Entertainment Board, Student Congress
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Football No Division 3 No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball No No No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball No No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty103
    • Full-time Percentage72%
    • Part-time Percentage28%
    • Female Percentage45%
    • Male Percentage55%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio11:1 or 1,053 students to 101 faculty


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