Franklin & Marshall College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Old Main at Franklin & Marshall College
Old Main at Franklin & Marshall College. Photo courtesy of Franklin & Marshall College

Franklin & Marshall College Admissions Overview:

Students can apply to Franklin & Marshall College using the Common Application, which can save applicants time and energy when applying to multiple schools also using that application. Other application requirements include standardized test scores and high school transcripts. With an acceptance rate of 36%, the college is selective--around two-thirds of applicants will not be admitted each year.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Franklin & Marshall College Description:

Located in picturesque Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Franklin & Marshall College (F&M) is a highly ranked private liberal arts college. Franklin & Marshall describes itself as a "liberal arts college with a graduate school mentality." Two-thirds of students engage in research under faculty guidance. Business administration is the most popular major at F&M, but the school's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. The college has over ten centers and institutes, and it fosters an active hands-on approach to the liberal arts. On the athletic front, the Franklin & Marshall Diplomats compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference for most sports. The college fields an impressive fourteen men's and fourteen women's intercollegiate sports. Note that the men's wrestling team competes at the Division I level.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,255 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $52,290
  • Books: $1,200
  • Room and Board: $13,120
  • Other Expenses: $1,270
  • Total Cost: $67,880

Franklin & Marshall College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 60%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 51%
    • Loans: 48%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $42,424
    • Loans: $5,612

Academic Programs:

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 91%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 81%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 87%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Track and Field, Basketball, Baseball, Wrestling, Swimming, Tennis, Lacrosse, Golf, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Rowing, Softball, Track and Field, Squash, Field Hockey

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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