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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
101 Branigin Boulevard
Franklin, IN 46131
From Franklin College

Franklin College is a liberal arts college about 20 miles from downtown Indianapolis. Our small class size allows students to thrive through personal interactions and individual mentorship. In addition, our liberal arts curriculum offers transformative opportunities that translate into empowered perspectives and real-world jobs. Our professors—faculty-advocates—challenge students to stretch beyond easy answers and become leaders in their fields. At the end of the day, we are self-motivated, lifelong learners who relentlessly pursue the best in ourselves and in our community.

Franklin College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
61%
SAT Range
940-1480
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$22,408/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$20,052/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
962Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
54
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
44%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Academic and athletic
    59%
  • Unique
    23%
  • Goal driven
    18%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.44 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.48 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Community
    63%
  • Small
    29%
  • Country, spiritually well
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $44,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    62%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    96%
    National
    83%
    91%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
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    Franklin College Reviews

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    Franklin College as a whole is a school that gives students amazing opportunities and return on investment after graduation. This is a private school of less than 2,000 students, so it does struggle in some aspects. But the most important part is, they are constantly working to improve the school! Last year there were many complaints regarding the food, so this year they upgraded and are getting a new company. They also just built a new science building in order to give the students the best education possible. Living in Franklin my whole life, I knew how extraordinary it was already. I just wish all of my peers had the same chance to get to know the campus like me! And becoming a journalism major might have been the best decision I've ever made in regards to college. The professors here are unmatched and stay completely dedicated to giving you the best education possible.
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    As a freshman first attending Franklin College, it has met my expectations and then some. When I first went to Franklin for a football camp, I knew that day that's where I wanted to go. I did go to other colleges, to explore other options I had available to me but the atmosphere at Franklin wasn't like any other. It feels like I am surrounded by family, the student to professor ratio is perfect for me. I enjoy being on the football team, meeting others and just having the family atmosphere. Choosing Franklin was the best decision I made and I'm enjoying every moment of college life.
    Franklin College is small campus with amazing professors who are there specifically to teach. All professors who I have encountered care deeply about their students and make sure to have time during their day to meet with students. As an able-bodied woman, I have no trouble getting around campus, but there are issues with accessibility for people with disabilities ranging from uneven and cracked sidewalks to unreliable elevators.