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Founded in 1787, Franklin and Marshall College. is a Private college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,255 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.
The Franklin and Marshall College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 9:1. There are 268 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Franklin and Marshall College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at F&M are considered More Selective, with ,18% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 9 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Franklin and Marshall College.
55 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.
32 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
56 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 2 % gave the school a 5.0.
57 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.
57 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.
57 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.
57 Students rated local services 3.4 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.
57 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.
19 Students rated Franklin and Marshall College
F&M rocks. High-achieving students who work hard but know how to have fun, awesome professors, and a very cool campus vibe. Be prepared to work hard to succeed here - lots of work to stay on top of. Lancaster has gotten pretty chic over the years - nice coffee shops, restaurants, and boutiques. The alumni network and Ware Institute for Civic Engagement are both great. Get involved in student government or other clubs, go cheer on the Dips at games, get a research position with one of your professors, just get involved in the F&M community and take advantage of everything F&M has to offer.
F&M has a great sense of community. This is fostered by the college houses and the fact that students are assigned to these dorms based on a select topic they study together in a freshman seminar within the college house. The women's soccer team was amazing and the coach was supportive and invested in the success and happiness of the students. All of the students I met were interesting, hard working and I felt like I could find a lot of good friends at F&M. The class sizes are small which make the rigor of the academics very high. I've heard nothing but great things about F&M.
Overall the school can be welcoming, and there are a lot of solid relationships that can be formed while attending this school. If you choose to go outside of your comfort zone, there are opportunities to converse with people of many different backgrounds despite the school being a PWI (Predominantly white institution). Speaking on that as well, the school, unfortunately, doesn't do enough for its students of color, but I guess that's a work in progress. The academic rigor is extremely difficult, time management and surrounding yourself with supportive individuals becomes key to success. The food also isn't great, go ahead and treat yourself off campus, you'll need it.
F&M was the best four years of my life. I made so many friends and couldn't have picked a better school for me. Yes, the food often times stinks, but it is getting better. You don't have to pay to do your laundry on campus and the students are smart, interesting, and engaged in the world and the local community. Lancaster also has a whole host of opportunities for places to eat and things to do, with a local mall, tons of local shops, places to eat, and things to do. Greek life is decently active on campus, but there are always alternatives to Greek life.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Franklin and Marshall College is 36%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
If I could go back in time and give advice to myself as a high school senior, I would tell her to realize that just because she had taken ap classes and did good in them does not mean that she will do good in the classes in college that cover what was learned in those ap classes without studying really hard. And I would also tell her that procrastination does not work in college at all. Also to tell her to think about what major she really wants to go for because now as a college student I am still deciding what my major is going to be and if I had really thought about what I wanted to major in before I attended my first year, I wouldn't have taken classes that may not be related to what I want to major when I find out what I will major in.
Prep school burn outs who spend most of their money on pot and coke but still manage to get by.
We are a very diverse campus and we have a monkey lab.
One of the greatest things about F&M is the varied opportunities you are not only afforded, but that are easily accessible. These opportunities come from alumni who are eager to help students with career advice and internships, professors who love to give students as much summer and semester research experience as they can, and from the small size of the student body, which is an asset when the amounf of resources is fit for a student body 2 or 3 times our size.
My school has moronic fools who only care about changing world ideals rather than worrying about themselves and their lives. they do not accept anytihng cultured and will not reflect on the times of old or of past granduers. they like to discriminate against those who want to have more in life and get ahead and say that it is ok to do bad and be procrastinators. they cannot think for themselves and feel that it is, somehow, their civic duty to get involved with the lives of people they do not know. this , to me, is very wrong.
If you are not a hard-worker, or at the very least driven, you are wasting your time and money at F&M. Although you may make fantastic friendships and go to great parties here, academically you will be very unhappy if you cannot deal with professors who push you to do your best and raise the bar above your own level of standards. The workload is too rigorous, and the potential experiences (both academic and fun) too amazing to be wasted on a student who will not take advantage of it all.
The earth and biological sciences are very strong and still getting stronger with faculty pursuing their own nationally regarded, in some cases, research.
Class participation is common. Teachers are sometimes accessible, even though sometimes it takes FOREVER to answer emails.
I wish I had known how difficult it was going to be to finance F&M. For a school that champions diversity, they make it awfully difficult for students from low income families to attend without accruing some serious debt.
I am able to get the classes I want and need at Franklin and Marshall College.
The most frustrating thing is that there is little socioeconomic difference between students. Many students come from high economic backgrounds and personally I find it harder to relate to them.
Students willing to work themselves into nosebleeds every night studying and working.
The school is small. Classes are good and teachers are bright, but the kids are dumb because they were all recruited for sports since our sports teams are bad. The school took up STUPID kids to fill the sports teams. Think about it, about 1,500 kids are on athletic teams at any school you go to...this school happens to only have 600 more kids. This means about 3/4 of the school didn't get in, but was recruited cause they know how to kick a ball. Way to go!
No, they don't work at all. All they do is party, and when they're not partying, they're talking about it.
If you don't drink while you're high...then don't come here.
F&M is fairly preppy in its stereotype. People usually dress nicely for class and wear brand name clothes. People often say we are very studious, but that is not always true at all. Some people definitely don't take their studies so seriously.
While some students choose to go to parties during the weekend, others non-party animals decide to stay in the campus. What do they usually do? where do they hang out in the campus?
People talk about all the normal political issues... Human rights are a big cause, with several campus organizations raising awareness. F&M also has a substantial LGBT population, though it is not something overwhelmingly evident on campus.
"The Franklin & Marshall College curriculum combines a spirit of innovation with a strong sense of tradition. It encompasses elements that prepare students for the cross-disciplinary nature of knowledge in the 21st century while preserving the depth offered by the disciplinary majors and the breadth associated with distributional requirements." let's hear students talk about their academics in F&M.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
60% of students
attending Franklin and Marshall College receive some sort of financial aid.
19% were awarded federal grants.
While 43% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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