Founded in 1969, we are the only independent, private liberal arts university in Switzerland. Combining the best of both American and Swiss education, we give students a transformative and fully international experience in a safe and supportive campus community. Through integrative study, research, immersion and exposure to the world through travel, students gain new perspectives and develop new horizons. Our alumni are highly successful, worldly, aware and live around the world.

Location: Franklin is located on a hillside above Lugano, the principal city of Switzerland’s southernmost Italian-speaking canton of Ticino. Visit Franklin.

Language of instruction: English.

Dual Accreditation


Swiss (AA)


US (MSCHE)

Franklin University Switzerland is accredited in the United States by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19014, United States, Tel.: +1 267-284-5000) and in Switzerland by the Swiss Accreditation Council (Effingerstrasse 15, Postfach, 3001 Bern, Switzerland Tel.: +41 31 380 11 64)

The University has also been approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education 中华人民共和国教育部 as an accredited foreign university in China.

Find out more about Franklin's dual accreditation.

Faculty

Fall 2018 Census

The FUS faculty is a select group of accomplished scholars, respected researchers, and innovative thinkers. They obtained their PhDs at some of the most renown institutions worldwide such as: Princeton University / New York University / University of Chicago / University of St. Gallen / University of London / Université Paris

Meet our Faculty

Class Statistics

Fall 2018 Census

Students

Fall 2018 Census

Headcount: 337
Full-Time Equivalency: 333


Housing breakdown (2016)
On-campus: 293 (83%)
Off-campus: 59 (17%)


Student Performance
Freshmen graduation within 4 years:  54.5%
Freshmen graduation within 6 years:  61.8%


Graduated summa cum laude: 1
Graduated magna cum laude: 12
Graduated cum laude: 11

Countries Represented

Fall 2018 Census

North America (52.4%)
Canada / United States of America

Latin America and the Caribbean (6.3%)
Bahamas / Brazil / Colombia / Costa Rica / El Salvador / Guatemala / Honduras / Mexico / Panama / Paraguay / Trinidad & Tobago / Venezuela

Europe (25.3%)
Austria / Azerbaijan / Belarus / Belgium / Croatia / Denmark / France / Georgia / Germany / Italy / Latvia / Malta / Moldova / Poland / Romania / Russia / Slovenia / Spain / Sweden / Switzerland / Turkey / Ukraine / United Kingdom

Asia (5.0%)
China / India / Japan / Kazakhstan / South Korea / Sri Lanka / Taiwan / Thailand / Turkmenistan

Middle East, North Africa, and Greater Arabia (9.7%)
Iran / Israel / Jordan / Kuwait / Libya / Saudi Arabia / Syria / United Arab Emirates

Sub-Saharan Africa (1.5%)
Gambia / Nigeria / Rwanda / Senegal / South Africa / Uganda

Australia and Oceania (0.5%)
Australia

N.B. Students with dual nationality are counted twice in the percentage calculation.

Student Outcomes and Alumni Network

Franklin University Switzerland graduates obtained full-time employment

75% 0-6 months after graduation
95% 0-12 months after graduation

Employers that have hired recent Franklin graduates

Al Faridah Publications / Arlen Group / Barclays PLC / Bloomberg LP / BMW / Boston Children’s Hospital / British Embassy / Dalma Capital Ltd. / Deloitte / Ernst & Young / Evernote / Fidelity Investments / Google / Hodgman Capital Partners / Houston Ind. School District / Human Rights Campaign / IBM / Leighton Broadcasting / Loro Piana / Milieu Law and Policy Consulting / Oasis500 / Peace Corps / Prince's Charity for Sustainable Development (UK) / Responsible Medial / Saudi Sanabel Company / US Department of State

Positions held by graduates within 1-3 years of graduation*

Account Manager / Analyst / CEO/CFO / Clinical Researcher / Communications Manager / Financial Consultant / Coordinator of Fundraising and Special Events / Director of Women’s Economic Empowerment / Financial Advisor / Global Health Specialist / Marketing Officer / Project Coordinator / Tax Consultant
*Source: Survey of graduates from the Franklin classes of 2011, 2012 and 2013

Postgraduate university destinations (Masters/PhD)

Bocconi University / Boston University / Brandeis University / Columbia University / Diplomatic Academy, Vienna / ETH, Zurich / Franklin University Switzerland / Georgetown University / George Washington University / Harvard University / Hebrew University Jerusalem / IDC in Herzlia Israel / Johns Hopkins University / London School of Economics / McGill University / Moscow State University / New York University / San Diego State University / Simon Fraser University / Stanford University / Trinity University (Ireland) / Université de la Sorbonne / University College London / University of Illinois / University of Miami / University of San Diego / University of Southern California / University of St. Gallen / University of Texas at Austin / University of Waterloo / Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Where Our Graduates Go