Franklin & Marshall College
- 4 Year
- LANCASTER, PA
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade A
- Valuegrade B+
- Diversitygrade A
- Campusgrade C
- Athleticsgrade B minus
- Party Scenegrade B
- Professorsgrade A minus
- Locationgrade B
- Dormsgrade C minus
- Campus Foodgrade C minus
- Student Lifegrade C
- Safetygrade C+
NCAA Division III (with football)
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.
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High School GPA
Accepts Common App
Will You Get In?
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
92%of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 39 responses
45%of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 58 responses
34%of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 58 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Liberal Arts and Humanities104 Graduates
- Business64 Graduates
- Economics53 Graduates
- Political Science and Government47 Graduates
- Biology40 Graduates
- Behavioral Sciences36 Graduates
- Mathematics34 Graduates
- Sociology32 Graduates
- Public Health28 Graduates
- Anthropology24 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
- Preppy and racist and a partier5%
Freshmen Live On-Campus
39%of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 71 responses
57%of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 83 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
- Diverse Ideas and Thoughts33%
- The Worst Mistake of My Life10%
- Close Minded5%
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,900 / year
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
77%of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 22 responses
Franklin & Marshall College Reviews
Rating 3.65 out of 5 875 reviews
I had a wonderful experience at F&M and I miss it a lot! The campus is beautiful. The people are nice and it really does feel like a global campus. I liked the close relationships with professors and small classes. I was a tour guide so I got a lot of questions about what makes F&M special. For me, it was the size, location, the feeling of safety, and the great academics but laid-back atmosphere. I got into all the graduate schools I applied and I got a full scholarship to my current grad school.
I loved everything about F&M! It was the best fit for me. The small classes, family feel and sense of community were just what I needed. I conducted research spring semester of first-year and studies abroad after junior year. I had four internships and got three job offers by November senior year. The campus is beautiful. Students are nice and there's a lot of diversity. Food is good and I always felt safe. I made the best friends of my life and I miss it so much.
The administration is more focused on themselves as opposed to the student body. Controversy sparked this past semester involved the removal of the Strength and Conditioning Center. Despite immense protest, student input was neglected and at times administration would attempt to intimidate and silence students who spoke out. This censorship demonstrates that the administration is more invested in garnering the attention of alumni, prospective students-- those who exist outside the institution itself. As an athlete, you will make friends really quickly and those connections are incredible. Were it not for my teammates and coaches, I would've transferred. However, even if you are an athlete, you will feel neglected by the administration, and they will make choices with your tuition that make you feel as if you are simply a method of funding whatever project they believe will benefit their bottom line, not the student experience. If I were a high school senior again, I'd look elsewhere.