F&M Description

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.

Quick Facts about Franklin and Marshall College

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

F&M Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4

5 star
  1 review
4 star
  7 reviews
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88% of students gave Franklin and Marshall College 4 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

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:
4

Detailed Ratings

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.

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F&M Students

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

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
0%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
95%
Part-Time
5%

Gender of Students

Women
57%
Men
43%

Ethnic Diversity

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

International Students

International
9%
Domestic
91%

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