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pamela1108 @ 07:52 pm: Franklin College
Hi Franklin College students--I have a question regarding admissions. My daughter is hoping to be admitted to Franklin in 2009--how difficult is it to get admitted? We visited the campus last month and just loved the school.

Her overall GPA is a 3.7, her ACT score is a 26. She will be retaking the ACT in June.

What were your experiences or what do you know about admittance?



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Date:April 17th, 2008 11:09 am (UTC)
The acceptance rate to get into Franklin is pretty high but it is getting more competitive. I would say that your daughter has a very good chance of getting in with a GPA of 3.7. I would however, suggest that she take the SAT...I think that is what Franklin generally prefers.
I am a senior so it was four years ago that I went through the admissions process but I don't think that it has gotten too much more challenging to be accepted. However, the high acceptance rate is not because Franklin excepts everyone, but rather because we seem to have very highly qualified applicants most years. The application itself is not very complex either. I think there is one essay and a short answer question and the rest is just the usual information that every school asks for. However, my knowledge of the admissions process only comes from being an Orientation leader and from chatting with perspective students online a couple times a year so it might not be entirely accurate.
If you have any other questions let me know, I would be happy to answer what I can.
Date:June 1st, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC)

Another question for you

Thanks Jacci---really appreciate your response. Another question for you--Does Franklin College have storage for the students over the summer. For example, if you purchase items for your dorm room or apartment, can you store them somewhere over the summer? What comes with the rooms when you move in--did you have to buy a lot of things?

How easy it is to find places to buy clothing, etc. Are the stores expensive?

Also, how have you found your degree is being received out in the job marketplace or at graduate schools?

How demanding were the courses you took--did you find them challenging?

Thanks, Pamela
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Date:June 25th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)

Re: Another question for you

I'm a junior at Franklin. There is a storage company in Lugano called Tanzi, and we store our stuff with them over the summer. Depending on the dorm, all dorms come with bed, desk, closet, chair, etc. You won't need to buy furniture. Dorms with kitchens come with sufficient pots/pans/plates/etc. There's an IKEA nearby and three great Swiss department stores (Manor, Migros, COOP) are all downtown and sell everything we need/want. Stores aren't too bad. The four I mentioned are good prices. Courses are challenging and our professors are extremely qualified.
Date:June 25th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)

Thanks Carla!

Great, thanks so much Carla! That is really helpful info. I sure hope my daughter gets in there--it is such a beautiful place. It is her first choice school. You must be having the time of your life. I wish I had known about a great school like Franklin when I was in college. (I studied French in college at the Univ. of Kansas, and then Education at the University of Hawaii--I am now a French teacher in Pennsylvania.

I think that what you are doing studying in Europe is just incredibly wonderful and brave of you! Enjoy & take care--Pamela
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