Franklin and Marshall College says
WHY CHOOSE F&M
Franklin & Marshall College is committed to you as an individual leaner.
Our student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1, and 65 percent of our students work side by side with faculty members on research.
Our classes are small. The average class size is 16, so your professors will know you as a person, not a number.
We are invested in your success both during and after college. Our Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development will help you discover your passion and develop a plan that will ensure you find success in your post-F&M
In short, no one gets lost at Franklin & Marshall College.
AT A GLANCE
Student body: 2,256
Average class size: 16
Student-faculty ratio: 9-1
Student clubs & organizations: 115
Athletic teams: 27
Students receiving need-based aid: 52%
Average need-based aid award: $43,102
Hispanic American: 9.5%
Asian American: 5%
2 or more ethnicities: 1.6%
Franklin & Marshall College is located in Lancaster, a fast-growing city with a thriving arts culture. The metropolitan area is home to more than 500,000. The city is within 70 miles of Philadelphia, 60 miles of Baltimore and 90 miles of Washington, D.C.
FINANCIAL AID AND COST OF ATTENDANCE
Franklin & Marshall pledges to meet 100 percent of every student's institutionally determined need for all four years. The College provides more than $43 million in need-based grants and scholarships per year. More than half of our students receive some type of need-based aid, and the average need-based aid award is $43,102.
Room and board: $12,285
Franklin & Marshall has a distinctive residential system -- five College Houses that are hubs of academic, extracurricular and social engagement. Students are proud to be lifelong members of their College Houses.
Guided by faculty dons and administrative deans, students govern their houses, develop leadership skills, and create social and intellectual programming. Housing is guaranteed at Franklin & Marshall for all four years.
LIFE ON CAMPUS
With more than 115 active clubs and organizations, students will find familiar activities or try something new. www.fandm.edu/clubs
More than three-quarters of students participate in community service. www.fandm.edu/ware
Roughly 4 out of 10 students are members of a fraternity or sorority. www.fandm.edu/greeklife
Off-campus study at Franklin & Marshall is treated as an integral part of your undergraduate experience. Faculty-led programs in China, England, France, Italy, Japan and Russia, supplemented by programs with other institutions, provide study and research opportunities in more than 200 locations around the world. Each year, almost half of our students go abroad or enroll in a summer travel course.
International students comprise one-sixth of our student body, and activities at our Joseph International Center encourage all students -- domestic and international -- to think, live and act as global citizens.
Franklin & Marshall scholar-athletes compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference. The College fields 13 men's teams and 14 women's teams. F&M is known for its commitment to athletic excellence:
• The women's field hockey team is a combined 35-3 in the last two seasons.
• The 2013-14 men's soccer team advanced to the 4th round of the national tournament and finished the year ranked No. 8 in the U.S.
• The 2013-14 women's volleyball team streaked to a 24-6 record.
• The men's basketball team has made the NCAA Division III Tournament 22 times.
For information about Diplomat athletics, please visit www.godiplomats.com.
WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY
• A Best Value in Private Colleges (Kiplinger's Personal Finance)
• One of America’s top 50 liberal arts colleges (U.S. News & World Report)
• A Forbes Magazine Top College
• A Princeton Review Green College
• Schedule a visit! There is no better way to get a feel for a college than
spending time on campus. F&M encourages visitors to schedule
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• Talk to your regional dean. Each region has a dean dedicated to answering your questions. To find your dean, please visit go.fandm.edu/dean.
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