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Franklin College

Franklin, IN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate93%

Franklin College Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Franklin College. The acceptance rate at Franklin College is 93%. Last year, 1,737 students applied to Franklin College and 1,613 were admitted.

If you want to apply to Franklin College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Franklin College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Franklin College's admissions stats.

Franklin College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 13%
Mean SAT Score 1063
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 46%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 11%
Waitlist No

Franklin College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Franklin College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 1 December 1

Want to Apply Early to Franklin College?

Franklin College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Franklin College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 1.

Some students apply to college early to boost their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Franklin College Admissions

How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to Franklin College?

Getting into Franklin College is moderately difficult. Franklin College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Franklin College accepted 93% of all applicants, around 1,613 from 1,737 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Franklin College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Franklin College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Franklin College

Franklin College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Franklin College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Franklin College

Curious about the factors that are considered by Franklin College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Important
Class Rank Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
First Generation Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered

Make sure to check with Franklin College for more information on admission factors.

Franklin College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Franklin College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Franklin College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Franklin College?

Students admitted to Franklin College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5. Franklin College considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 72.2% submitted a class rank. At Franklin College 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 43% were in the top 25% and 79% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Franklin College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 13%
3.75 and 3.99 20%
3.50 and 3.74 18%
3.25 and 3.49 14%
3.00 and 3.24 17%
2.50 and 2.9 16%
2.00 and 2.49 2%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Franklin College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Franklin College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 46% of Franklin College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Franklin College?

To be competitive with other Franklin College applicants, you should aim to earn between 970 and 1170 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Franklin College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1170 and 25% of scored lower than 970, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Franklin College student is 1063.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Franklin College students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Franklin College students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

To be most competitive at Franklin College, you should strive to earn between 18 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Franklin College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Franklin College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to Franklin College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Franklin College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Franklin College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Franklin College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Franklin College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Franklin College.

Does Franklin College accept transfer credits?

✅ Franklin College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Franklin College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Franklin College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Franklin College?

❌ No, Franklin College is test optional, so you can make the call whether to submit your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Franklin College's acceptance rate?

✅ Franklin College's acceptance rate is 93%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Franklin College?

❌ Franklin College does not offer early decision.

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Franklin College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Franklin College? Franklin College is a somewhat selective institution. The Franklin College acceptance rate is 93%. This means that the institution accepts 92 out of every 100 applicants.


Franklin College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Franklin College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Franklin College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Franklin College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

970 - 1170


Math SAT Range

490 - 580


Reading SAT Range

480 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1170 and Above


970 to 1170


970 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Franklin College students is 1063. Applicants with SAT scores of 1170 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Franklin College, while applicants with SAT scores between 970 to 1170 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 970 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Franklin College.

Franklin College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Franklin College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.47. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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