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Franklin & Marshall College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
2,285
Total Undergrads
Including 47 Part-time
632
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

53% Women
47% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

Centennial Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

13
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $51,973)
14
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $36,241)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 66 56 - -
Baseball 38 - - -
Basketball 15 13 - Yes
Field Hockey - 25 - -
Football 71 - - -
Golf 10 5 - -
Lacrosse 50 24 - -
Rowing - 23 - -
Soccer 25 21 - Yes
Softball - 19 - Yes
Squash 19 14 - -
Swimming 25 33 - -
Tennis 13 10 - -
Volleyball - 19 Yes -
Wrestling 15 - - -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Cricket - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.7%
Hispanic 4.8%
Non-resident alien 8.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 11.5%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 67.2%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 9%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 1
Liquor Law Violation 5
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 6
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Jade from Leola, PA
  • 3
  • I actually commute from my home to campus, however F&M has a college housing system (much like Oxford or Harvard, and more importantly, like Hogwarts). There are four houses and…

  • May-26-2012 Read More
  • Ashley from Burlington, VT
  • 5
  • Be nice to your hall - no hallcest. As a past resident & RA I can tell you that you will be taking your freshmen seminar with these students AND…

  • Dec-04-2012 Read More
  • SE from Jersey
  • 3
  • The housing system is unique but a community based experience. Dorm quality varies but you can live on campus for most if not all of your 4 years. There are…

  • Apr-11-2012 Read More
  • Anonymous
  • 4
  • Dorms are seeing a lot of superficial improvements recently. F&M is known for its college house system-- yes it's like Harry Potter, and yes it's fantastic. It's a really great…

  • Jul-11-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Ailee from Westminster, CO
  • Sep-18-2014 I am a current student here

    We have the dining hall, which has Kosher food, pasta, pizza, burgers, sandwiches, and a salad bar all the time. For breakfast, we have a grill which will make you any kind of pancake, french toast, or omelet you could think of. At night, in transitions to our mongolian barbecue. Theres also home style cooking and vegetarian and gluten free options. We also have a pizza place, 2 sandwich places, a mexican grill, and a cafe on campus.

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  • 4
  • Tomilya from Miami, FL
  • Jul-19-2013 I am a current student here

    The school offers several different meal plans which are all very accommodating to a person's individual needs. The dining hall serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner at certain times and sometimes have themed nights which turns to be the best nights in terms of the variety of food. For those who eat only eat Kosher food or need a gluten-free diet, d-hall has also got your back there. You will eventually get tired of the food at d-hall and will find yourself wandering off in the middle of the night to the on-campus bistro that serves lattes, flatbread and deli sandwiches. There's also a mexican grill and a panini junction whose food I never get tired of. Off-campus there are some really great restaurants that serves different ethnic style foods and some decently priced restaurants that serves great food and caters to F&M students.

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  • 2
  • Bob from Lancaster, PA
  • Jun-24-2013 I am a current student here

    As an international student, I find the food repetitive and boring. Hopefully this will change when I return next semester.

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  • 3
  • N/A
  • May-19-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is not the best, but you learn to find the best out of it all

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  • 2
  • M from Lancaster, PA
  • Jan-09-2013 I am a current student here

    Campus dining is the pits. It's not that healthy nor that tasty. They're trying to improve it, but improvements are far down on administration's to-do list, it seems.

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  • 3
  • Ashley from Burlington, VT
  • Dec-04-2012 I am a past student here

    KIVO hummus & salads were great Pandini's is always there for crap food As soon as you're 21 - invent in refillable growlers at Iron Hill Late Night Runs to SHEETZ during study sessions is totally trashy, but completely worth it

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  • 5
  • Georgianna from Frederick, MD
  • Sep-14-2012 I am a current student here

    The food at Franklin and Marshall is great. I transferred from a larger school where I was really disappointed in my bang for my buck when it came to food. F&M has a large kosher, international, vegetarian, and organic selection, especially since the fresh food available in Lancaster is great. Several different places on campus use your meal plan as well as the main dining hall.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Jul-11-2012 I am a current student here

    It's not as bad as some students make it out to be, but we need to see some serious improvements. There needs to be another coffee shop/something similar with better hours. There needs to be fresher food in d-hall, and more vegetarian options.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • N/A
  • May-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is huge on campus

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  • 0
  • M from Lancaster, PA
  • Jan-09-2013 I am a current student here

    Join if you're a guy, unless you're on a sports team. Otherwise, good luck getting into parties.

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  • 0
  • Ashley from Burlington, VT
  • Dec-04-2012 I am a past student here

    LOVE! If you're a guy - pledge freshman year or the party scene WILL BE ROUGH for awhile. Technically past first semester freshman year, guys are not allowed into parties unless they are a brother or on the brother's guest list. As far as sororities go, I have my bias - and I always will; but joining this group of girls was the best decision I've ever made and they still hold an amazing place in my heart.

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  • 0
  • Efrain from Reading, PA
  • Nov-29-2012 I am a current student here

    They are not on campus and are not recognized by the college but they are an active part of campus life.

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  • 0
  • Georgianna from Frederick, MD
  • Sep-14-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is pretty small in size - about four sororities and seven fraternities - but for the small class size, it's perfect. If you're not involved in Greek Life, it's easy to avoid, but the students involved in Greek organizations only contribute to the campus.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Jul-11-2012 I am a current student here

    Be aware that Greek life takes up almost 50% of campus, with 4 sororities and 7 fraternities. Compare that to Penn State, for which Greek life only makes up about 10% of the student body. That said, members of Greek organizations don't live in houses (with 5-7 exceptions per house), so it doesn't really dominate campus as much as you would expect.

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  • 0
  • Jade from Leola, PA
  • May-26-2012 I am a current student here

    Growing on campus. I am not involved in Greek life and it doesn't affect me at all socially. But, if Greek life is for you then there are many options and great groups of people to get to know.

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  • 0
  • SE from Jersey
  • Apr-11-2012 I am a current student here

    There are fraternities and sororities you can pledge. Many are community service oriented. You are never pressured to join anything and there is no hazing just fun activities.

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