Franklin and Marshall College (F&M)

Lancaster, PA

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Franklin and Marshall College

Franklin and Marshall College Student Essentials

Franklin and Marshall College Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Diplomats
Nickname: F&M
Website: www.fandm.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $42,510
Out-of-State Tuition: $42,510
Retention Rate: 94%
Enrollment: 2,164
Year Established: 1787

About F&M

For a high quality undergraduate liberal arts experience that emphasizes the practical application of what you learn in the classroom, there’s the Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Students are lifetime members of a College House, which is a hub of academic, extracurricular and social involvement in a residential setting. During their college career, students must govern their houses, develop leadership skills and create the house’s own social and academic programs.

Like the College Houses, student life is active and engaging. Besides their distinct home, students may join one of more than 76 clubs and organizations, with interests ranging from anime to Ultimate Frisbee. The school also offers 10 different Greek life organizations.

Students also play a large role in the development of both the student and local community, as many students participate in community service programs.

Academics at the school include a wide variety of liberal arts and sciences programs, including more than 10 foreign language concentrations.

Admissions require students to submit their official high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores. Students who do not want to submit ACT/SAT scores may submit two graded writing samples from junior and senior year reflecting their academic ability.

Students who file a FAFSA may be eligible to receive financial aid through federal Stafford loans, PLUS loans, work-study programs and need-based institutional grants.

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F&M Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 8 Reviews

88% of students gave Franklin and Marshall College 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Franklin and Marshall is a small college. This has a lot of implications for incoming students- both negative and positive. On the negative side, parties are smaller than at large state schools and everyone knows everyone else and their personal business. Greek life has a large influence on social life and can be devisive on campus. However, going to a small college has many benefits: the small size makes us have a stronger community here. It also has a direct correlation to class sizes being small, allowing students to get personalized attention. My professors are my favorite part of FandM


Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

These have genuinely been some of the best years of my life. The college community is very approachable. The professors and professional staff are always looking to help out. The workload is tough, but you get used to it. It's best to get involved somehow on campus, through clubs, sports, greek life, etc. It definitely helps out a lot.


F&M Map & Location

Franklin and Marshall College
637 College Ave
Lancaster, PA 17604


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Getting Around F&M

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Lancaster, PA

Winter
Dec
42
26
Jan
38
22
Feb
42
24
Spring
Mar
51
31
Apr
63
41
May
73
50
Summer
Jun
81
60
Jul
85
64
Aug
84
63
Fall
Sep
76
55
Oct
65
43
Nov
54
35

F&M Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 2,164
Freshman Class 629
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 2,164

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 6%
  • African American: 3%
  • Caucasian: 85%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Unknown and Other: 2%
Latino 6%
African American 3%
Caucasian 85%
Asian 4%
Unknown and Other 2%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 95%
Part-Time 5%
Women 57%
Men 43%
International 9%
Domestic 91%

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