Franklin College Switzerland

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Via Ponte Tresa 29

6924 Sorengo (Lugano,

Phone: (212) 922-9650
2013-2014 Tuition
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Franklin College Switzerland is a private institution that was founded in 1969. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 413, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 7 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $40,720 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Franklin College Switzerland places a strong emphasis on cross-cultural perspectives, advocating that international studies should be an integral part of a college education. Franklin students and faculty come from every corner of the globe, further strengthening international study and experiences. Franklin is fully accredited in the United States by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and in Switzerland by the Swiss University Conference. This dual international accreditation allows our students to apply to graduate programs in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.
The College is located in the heart of Europe, Lugano, Switzerland. Apart from being the country's third largest financial center, this vibrant Swiss city ensures a constant commingling of cultures in a quadri-lingual nation.
Franklin College defines higher education from its beginning as the experience of thinking internationally. Its emphasis, both academically and socially, on global perspectives is designed to affect the direction and meaning of a student's college experience, life and career. Our esteemed faculty members have been selected on the basis of their academic qualifications and their first-hand experience within the international arena.
Franklin's curricula promote international awareness and critical thinking, while being interdisciplinary in the highest tradition of a liberal education. The Bachelor of Arts program offers majors in art history, comparative literary and cultural studies, environmental studies, history, international banking and finance, communications and media studies, international economics, international management, literature, several language studies, and visual and communication arts, with combined and double majors in a number of study areas. Franklin's highly acclaimed international relations program provides solid preparation for a variety of careers, such as diplomatic service, international business, government service, journalism, international banking and law.
Franklin's renowned Academic Travel Program is a core part of the academic experience and a degree requirement. This two-week-long travel program is fully guided by professors and relates to their academic expertise or knowledge of a given country or area. Whether it's speaking with Ambassadors of the United Nations in Geneva, previewing auctioned art at Sotheby's in London, or learning the native dances of Tanzania, Academic Travel provides students with a structured opportunity to learn though experience. Sites span the globe and included these countries and more in 2011-2012: Germany, Brazil, United States, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Great Britain, Italy, Iceland, the Baltics and Morocco.
Franklin students avidly participate in co-curricular activities and internationally focused clubs and organizations including the award-winning Model UN team, Student Government Association, Investment Club, AIESEC, as well as campaigns involving social justice and sustainability.
The College also boasts a strong, global alumni network. Our graduates advance to positions with top companies and organizations in a diverse range of industries including, trade and finance, government, consulting and marketing at these organizations Boston Consulting Group, CNN, CitiGroup, Ernst and Young, Deloitte, Global Botanicals Company, Giorgio Armani, General Electric, Habitat for Humanity, HSBC, ICS Financial Services, Peace Corps, United Nations, US Department of State and World Bank Group. Additionally, Franklin alumni earn advanced degrees from esteemed graduate schools worldwide, including the London School of Economics, Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge University, Duke University, Columbia University, Bocconi University, The Sorbonne University and New York University.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1969
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Franklin College Switzerland, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 15. The application fee at Franklin College Switzerland is $90. It has an an early acceptance rate of 66.2 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

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Fall 2012 acceptance rate N/A
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by May 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Franklin College Switzerland is 10:1, and the school has 67.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Franklin College Switzerland include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Natural Resources and Conservation.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 10:1
4-year graduation rate 51%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 38%
Social Sciences 20%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 8%
Natural Resources and Conservation 5%

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Student Life

Franklin College Switzerland has a total undergraduate enrollment of 413, with a gender distribution of 33.4 percent male students and 66.6 percent female students. At this school, 89 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 11 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 422
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

Franklin College Switzerland offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Franklin College Switzerland also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Franklin College Switzerland, 20 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Franklin College Switzerland.

Students who have cars on campus 20%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $40,720 (2013-14)
Room and board $11,200 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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