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Franklin College is a private institution that was founded in 1834. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,051, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 74 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Franklin College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 11. Its tuition and fees are $26,895 (2012-13).
Franklin College is located on a scenic campus just 20 minutes south of Indianapolis. Students at Franklin can pick from more than 30 majors and get extra help at the library’s Academic Resource Center, which offers peer tutoring and assistance with math, writing, and technology. In the quaint town of Franklin, students can take a break from studying and walk to the roller rink, movie theater, and bowling alley. Students can also make a short drive to Indianapolis, which offers bigger attractions, such as museums, parks, clubs, a zoo, and professional sports.
On campus, Franklin hosts more than 60 student organizations, including Greek life and Habitat for Humanity. For students who want to stay active and have fun, there are intramural opportunities in basketball, bowling, volleyball, and flag football. More serious athletes can play on the Grizzlies varsity sports teams, which compete in the NCAA Division III Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Notable Franklin students include Robert Wise, who won Academy Awards for directing The Sound of Music and West Side Story. He first attended Franklin as a journalism major, but had to drop out when the Great Depression hit.
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The Franklin College Leadership program prepares students to lead and contribute in our society by providing them with a structured learning experience and opportunities for practical application of and reflection on leadership. The Franklin College Professional Development program prepares students to make a confident and successful transition from college to the professional workplace or to graduate or professional school.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||American Baptist|
When applying to Franklin College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Franklin College is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 59.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||59.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Franklin College is 12:1, and the school has 78.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Franklin College include: Education, General; Speech Communication and Rhetoric; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Biology/Biological Sciences, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.8 percent.
Franklin College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,051, with a gender distribution of 51.7 percent male students and 48.3 percent female students. At this school, 69.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 31.0 percent of students live off campus. Franklin College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Franklin College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Franklin College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Franklin College, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Franklin College.
|Students who have cars on campus||80%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Franklin College, 86.0 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,789.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$26,895 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,950 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data