Franklin & Marshall College

Lancaster, PA

Franklin & Marshall College

Lancaster, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$58,800

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
25%
600-699
64%
500-599
10%
700-800
37%
600-699
55%
500-599
7%
30-36
58%
24-29
41%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

9

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,292
Declined 4,428
Total Received 6,720
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Private

2,269

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

Franklin and Marshall College, founded in 1787, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 209-acre campus is located in a residential area of Lancaster, 60 miles west of Philadelphia.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,269
Established in 1787
Coeducational Coeducational

220-acre campus in Lancaster (population: 59,708), 30 miles from Harrisburg and 60 miles from Philadelphia. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Philadelphia; smaller airport serves Harrisburg. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Philadelphia
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Harrisburg International

Franklin & Marshall College
415 Harrisburg Avenue
Lancaster, PA
17604-3003

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
99%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Intervarsity
  • Hillel
  • Mi Gente Latina
  • Cia Bella
  • F&M Players

Top Events

  • Spring Arts
  • Flapjack Fest
  • Campus Activities Fair
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • residence hall security, campus security connected to city police and fire company

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
68%
Top 1/4
90%
Top 1/2
99%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
25%
600-699
64%
500-599
10%
700-800
37%
600-699
55%
500-599
7%
30-36
58%
24-29
41%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $60
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes

Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,292
Declined 4,428
Total Received 6,720

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
application essay
interview
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
work experience

Not Considered

first generation
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 47
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $58,615
Room & board $14,450
Additional fees $185
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $1,270
Total $75,720

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

cheerleading, crew, cricket, equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, crew, cricket, equestrian sports, fencing, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, water polo

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
African Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Animal Behavior and Ethology
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Creative Writing
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
German Studies
History, General
Italian Language and Literature
Latin Language and Literature
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Health, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad

2,269

total students

23%

in-state

77%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,269
students

Female
54%
1,228

Male
46%
1,041

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

2,263
students

Female
55%
1,226

Male
45%
1,037

1%

6
students

Female
34%
2

Male
66%
4

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 92%
Student 4 year graduation rate 80%
Student 5 year graduation rate 4%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

15%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

21

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 15

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

73%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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