Franklin Fast Facts
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The Franklin College Mission
A Franklin College education fosters independent thinking, innovation, leadership, and action for ever-changing professions and a globally connected world.
Franklin College is a private liberal arts school just 30 minutes south of Indianapolis, the 13th largest city in the nation. Franklin College maintains a voluntary affiliation with American Baptist Churches USA.
- Enrollment: 1,087 full time students representing 17 states and 10 countries
- The student body is composed of male students representing 47% of the population, and female students 53%.
- Majors: 50+ academic majors from 25 academic disciplines, 41 minors, 11 pre-professional programs, and 4 cooperative programs
- Faculty: 74 full-time teaching faculty, zero teaching assistants. 86.5% of the faculty holds a terminal degree in their area. 52 have PhDs.
- Student to faculty ratio: 11:1
- Average class size: 15
- Athletics:Franklin is a member of the Heartland Collegiate Conference and a Division III powerhouse in the NCAA. More than 35% of our students participate in our 21 varsity sports including:
- Basketball (Men’s and Women’s)
- Cross Country (Men’s and Women’s)
- Golf (Men’s and Women’s)
- Lacrosse (Women’s)
- Soccer (Men’s and Women’s)
- Swimming and Diving (Men’s and Women’s)
- Tennis (Men’s and Women’s)
- Track and Field (Men’s and Women’s)
- Campus Life: Franklin is a residential campus offering four residence halls on campus and an array of clubs and organizations for students to choose from. Co-curricular options for students include social, cultural, religious, volunteer and Greek letter organizations. School spirit is evident at FC with ample support for both athletics and the arts.
Class of 2014 Profile
Franklin College employs a holistic approach to the review of applications. Each application is reviewed by at least two admissions counselors. We do our best to consider each students individual circumstances, with the ultimate questions being, “Does this student have the potential for academic success at Franklin?”
- 336 Freshmen
- 35% were in the top 20% of their high school graduating class
- 15% self-identified as multicultural students
The Chart Below shows our middle 50% of incoming students.
In 2013, we processed over $29 million in financial aid to our students.