Skip to Main Content
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C
Franklin & Marshall is a highly rated private college located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,263 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Franklin & Marshall acceptance rate is 34%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Economics. Graduating 86% of students, Franklin & Marshall alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $46,000.
About Franklin & Marshall College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference
Address
PO Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604
Website

Franklin & Marshall College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
34%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1200-1420
ACT Range
28-31
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Test Prep

SAT and ACT Prep Options
Learn More
  • 200-Point SAT & 4-Point ACT Score Improvement Guarantees
  • Save $200 When You Enroll Online

Cost

Net Price
$24,472/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$43,377/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
61%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
40%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
37%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,263Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
20
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Academic
    38%
  • Dedicated
    25%
  • Preppy
    21%
  • Stressed
    8%
  • Ecclectic
    4%
  • Racist
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.56 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Diverse Ideas and Thoughts
    44%
  • Awesome!
    16%
  • Preppy.
    12%
  • Close Minded
    8%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Intelligent
    4%
  • Stale
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
86%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
Colleges like Franklin & Marshall College
More

Franklin & Marshall College Reviews

807 reviews
All Categories
I really love being a student here! That’s just it- the student body loves their school in general so morale is high and there is a sense of school spit. Centennial League athletics are really fun and kids come out to sporting events. Academics are definitely challenging so my advice is to budget your time and don’t procrastinate. Library and resources are top notch and I love my professors. Dorms are super nice, food could be healthier and not so heavy for sure. The college housing system is pretty cool - love the Hogwarts set up. It’s a cute town and we love the Farmers Market and hang out at the bars and restaurants on a Friday night. Would recommend for sure!
Start Your Review of Franklin & Marshall College
Rate It!
Special school, incredible sense of community and school spirit. Diversity is increasing. Students are dedicated and smart. Work hard and play hard would be the dominant vibe on campus!
Franklin & Marshall College is a great place for students to learn and grow. I studied Biology and Music and met many very friendly and kind professors and students, some of whom I still keep in touch with years after graduation. The professors at F&M go out of their way to help you however they can, and you will work hard but it will be worth it. The city of Lancaster also provides a great backdrop to the college experience!