Franklin, founded in 1834, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 74-acre campus is located in Franklin, 20 miles south of Indianapolis.

Website: www.franklincollege.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,016
Undergraduate
Students
(52.5%) 533 Women
(47.5%) 483 Men
18
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
62% of 2,301 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.53
SAT Math
510-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
500-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
19-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$45,729
Tuition and Fees
$32,010
Room and Board
$9,519
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Freshman Award
$24,353
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$36,154
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
75
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 50% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Franklin Population
24,194
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Indianapolis
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
69% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Grizzly Bear
Sororities
45% of women participate
Fraternities
25% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
4.2% Black/African-American
2.7% Hispanic/Latino
2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
87.5% White
1.6% Unknown
International Students
0.3% from 3 countries
First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
55.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
73%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
13.1%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 2  
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
101 Branigin Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Franklin, IN 46131
Phone
(317) 738-8075
Fax
(317) 738-8274
E-mail
admissions@franklincollege.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
62% of 2,301 applicants were admitted
Women
62% of 1,227 applicants were admitted
Men
61% of 1,074 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
301 (21%) of 1,418 admitted students enrolled
Women
163 (21%) of 762 admitted students enrolled
Men
138 (21%) of 656 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.53
3.75 and Above
36%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
510-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
19%
Score of 500 - 600
58%
Score of 400 - 500
18%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
500-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
26%
Score of 500 - 600
50%
Score of 400 - 500
21%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
19-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
6%
Score of 24 - 29
33%
Score of 18 - 23
50%
Score of 12 - 17
11%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 18%
Top quarter: 48%
Top half: 85%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$45,729
Tuition and Fees
$32,010
Room and Board
$9,519
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$3,000
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001798
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
259 (97.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
235 (90.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
235 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
29 (15.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$24,353
Need-Based Gift
Received by 235 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,051
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 175 (78.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,091
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 29 (15.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
32 (11.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,866

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
913 (93.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
822 (90.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
822 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
114 (15.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$23,559
Need-Based Gift
Received by 821 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,245
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 625 (79.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,391
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 114 (14.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
141 (14.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,847

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
88%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$36,154
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Communication/journalism, Parks and recreation, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, athletic training with Franklin College, public health with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
75
Part-Time Faculty
48
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
53%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 50% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 71% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,776,613
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
150
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Franklin Population
24,194
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Indianapolis
Campus Size
207 acres

Weather

Temperature
17.2 average low in January, 82.7 average high in September
Rain
155 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Indianapolis
Nearest Train Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Indianapolis

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
69% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
31%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Grizzly Bear
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse    
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student entertainment board, student congress, fc volunteers
Sororities
45% of women participate
Fraternities
25% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,016
Women
533 (52.5%)
Men
483 (47.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
962
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
4.2% Black/African-American
2.7% Hispanic/Latino
2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
87.5% White
1.6% Unknown
International Students.
0.3% from 3 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
18

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
55.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
60.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
61.7%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
73%
Average Starting Salary
73%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
13.1%
Disciplines Pursued
Law 1.7%
Theology 1.5%
Arts and Sciences 1.5%
Medicine 1.2%
Veterinary Medicine 1%
Education 2.6%
Other 3.2%

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