Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a private liberal arts and sciences college located in Franklin, Indiana, about 20 miles from downtown Indianapolis. Franklin's 207-acre campus features 50 majors to choose from that uphold the FC common set of values: integrity, inclusivity, intellectual curiosity, innovation, creativity, and community. On top of that, Franklin offers 2 graduate programs, 11 pre-professional programs, and 5 co-ops to help students complete a bachelor's and graduate degree sooner. Before graduation, students at FC are required to enroll in two Immersive Terms, which span the entire month of January and can be comprised of a non-traditional class, internship experience, or study abroad opportunity, which have previously taken students to Costa Rica, England, and Spain.
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(amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
+ amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
+ amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
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Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
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Average Debt at Graduation
The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment
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Franklin College is providing me with an amazing experience. The professors have proven to want to help me be better at what I want to do in my career. I have zero complaints about the college.
Timothy from Camby, IN
Franklin College is a small community. There are always speakers and events to go to on this campus. The relationships between the teachers and students is one that is genuine and caring; you are never just a number at FC.
Jasmine from Indianapolis, IN
Franklin is the perfect school if you are willing to work hard for your classes, be involved in community work, and get a great liberal arts education. The classes are challenging and all the professors (90 % of whom have a Ph. D. or equivalent) always encourage every student to put forth his/her best effort. However, not only academics are emphasized, but athletics and, of course, community and friendships are extremely important.