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Franklin College

United States
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Student population Small
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Institution type Private

About Franklin College

Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential, liberal arts institution with a scenic, wooded campus located 20 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis, spanning 207 acres, including athletic fields and a 31-acre biology woodland. The college prepares students to think independently, to lead responsibly and to serve with integrity in their professions, their communities and the world. The college offers its approximately 1,000 students bachelor of arts degrees in 55 majors from 25 academic disciplines, 41 minors, 11 pre-professional programs and four cooperative programs. In 1842, the college began admitting women, becoming the first coeducational institution in Indiana and the seventh in the nation. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA.

Campus information

Franklin College offers many ways for students to be involved not only on campus, but also in the community through its over 60 organizations. From Habitat for Humanity to Greek life, from Student Congress to religious life, there’s bound to be an activity that sparks every student’s interest. Browse through the links on the left to get a glimpse of what students do at Franklin College to be active members of the campus community.

Franklin College faculty cultivate a supportive living learning environment that fosters excellence, leadership and service. Class sizes are small and faculty members often become lifelong friends and mentors who help students design a personalized path toward success.

Franklin College has over 50 clubs and organizations. International students are encouraged to join
campus groups to meet other students. More information on clubs can be found on the Franklin College official website.

Franklin College is located 20 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis, in the city of Franklin. Franklin is conveniently located just south of Indianapolis on I-65 and approximately an hour north of Louisville, Kentucky. Downtown Franklin is noted for the number of well maintained, older houses and early brick streets. Landmark buildings include the Johnson County Courthouse and the Artcraft Theatre. The Franklin Parks and Recreation Department maintains several miles of walking trails through the city, which connect various parks, community centers, the public library, and the public pool. Since 1960, Franklin has maintained a sister city relationship with Kuji, Japan. Franklin furthered their international ties by welcoming Luqioa, China, as a sister city in 2010.

Arriving on campus
Students should fly into the Indianapolis International Airport. The airport is approximately a 45-minute drive from campus with many taxi options available. The Franklin College Admissions Office can arrange airport pick-up for international students, if arranged 30 days prior to arrival.

Transportation within Franklin 
The City of Franklin does not operate a traditional bus service or have a train station stop. Super Yellow Cab operates a limited cab service in Franklin. They can be contacted at (317)736-8000. 

Accommodation

Residence Life promotes the mission of Franklin College by integrating a student-centered philosophy and providing distinct living communities to engage students in their academic, social, and personal identity development. Through our communities and programming, students learn to lead, serve, collaborate, actively communicate, and critically reflect upon the impact of their decisions and values.

Most Franklin College students live on-campus in one of our four residence halls or three campus homes. Our residence life communities are safe, dynamic, and provide an important foundation for being successful at Franklin College.

Residence Halls:

  • Elsey Hall
    • Air conditioning
    • Laundry room
    • Computer ports
    • Cable access
    • Loftable furniture
    • Pool table
    • Computer lab
    • Kitchen area
  • Hoover & Cline Halls
    • Air conditioning      
    • Kitchen area         
    • Cable access         
    • Bunkable beds         
    • Laundry room
    • Classrooms on the ground floor
    • Computer ports
  • Johnson Dietz
    • Air conditioning
    • Cable access
    • Computer ports
    • Loftable furniture
    • Kitchen area
    • Laundry room
  • Dietz Center
    • Air conditioning
    • In-room sinks
    • Computer ports
    • Cable access
    • Loftable furniture
    • Carpeted floors
    • Laundry room
    • Kitchen area

Fees for (annual):

  1. Resident Halls - $ 5,150
  2. Meal Plan $ 3,500

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Courses available 10

Accounting and Finance 1 Applied and Pure Sciences 1 Business and Management 1 Creative Arts & Design 2 English Language 2 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Mass Communication & Media 3

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