Franklin and Marshall College
Lancaster, PA, USA


Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
Acceptance Rate
Students Applied
Transfer Acceptance Rate
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT Subject Tests
AP Course Credit
Dual Enrollment

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2021 May 1, 2019
Test Optional
Application Fee
Fee waivers available
Rolling Admissions

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
US States Represented
Countries Represented
Submitting ACT
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 30
Average SAT Composite: 1346
SAT Percentiles

Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
Top 25%
Top 50%

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 877-678-9111
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.05 Average Rating
Apply, it won't hurt to apply. F&M has a variety of students from all over the WORLD, literally. I think this school does a fantastic job of pulling in international students and still making them feel at home.
Cherylen from Inglewood, CA
If you are trying your best academically and want to continue doing that, F&M is the place for you. Franklin and Marshall really wants to know who you are - absolutely come in for an in-person interview. It's not scary! Everyone on the staff is very personable and will answer all your questions.
Georgianna from Frederick, MD
If you are unsure if you want to make F&M you're home, then come and visit! Most definitely! After you visit you will see how beautiful the campus is and how welcoming all the students here are. With just 2000 students, the students are so close and everyone knows one another. Being a small school also makes classes so much more beneficial because you have between 15 and 20 people in your classes and the teacher gives attention to every student he or she has. And please, never be afraid to ask the professor for help because I was, and once I approached my professors I could never stop asking for help and they were never tired of me. There are plenty of places to get help or even just find a friend like the library, tutoring and your house deans. The food is not that good, but this college is right for anyone who wants to achieve greatness.
Crystal from Philadelphia, PA
F&M is a beautiful campus with friendly people and EXCEPTIONAL professor accessibility. It has a STELLAR reputation in preparing students for graduate schools, especially law and medical schools through EXTREMELY intense workload and difficult grading system. A tip for chemistry students: ALWAYS do ALL the non-required homework and DO read the book! You'll definitely be grateful later. Yes, you're reading this right. F&M is a place for diligent and enthusiastic students who truly care about their learning. But don't be scared! Professors here are amazingly helpful. They do care about their students. They make you learn from the heart. I honestly think that the most wonderful thing about F&M is its professors. You'll be amazed at how knowledgeable, understanding, friendly, and caring they are! Additionally, F&M has MANY clubs about academics, cultures, arts, etc, and A LOT OF volunteer opportunities. There are also plenty of on-campus jobs for students.

Tram-Anh from New Holland, PA
Itâ??s okay to not know what you want to do coming in to college, but keep an open mind! There are so many opportunities- both personal and academic- available on campus that it is a shame to not want to at least think about exploring them. Also, be prepared to balance work and play; this is your time to discover and hone your passions!
Ellen from Earlysville, VA
Bring Rain Boots
If you're planning on being a science major, start with chemistry and biology right away.
Get in contact with professors if you're interested! They can give you a better idea of what their department has.
Ailee from Westminster, CO
If you ever find yourself in academic trouble, never hesitate to get in contact with your professor because they are beyond willing to work through it with you. The bonds you create with your professor goes beyond just the classroom because they are truly here to make sure you succeed. Also, during your first year, don't be afraid to branch out and get involved on campus because that is where you meet the most amazing people.
Tomilya from Miami, FL
(1) Be prepared to READ
(2) Be realistic & Prioritize...sometimes, like it or not - there aren't enough hours in the day.
(3) Plan out your schedule: the parties are amazing from fraternities to sports to movie nights on the quad - whatever you'll be doing Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights....count on NOT having them available for work....find other times that do
(4) ALWAYS plan meals with friends - no matter how busy you are or how crazy your schedule; the work will be hard, but pandinis will always make an amazing chicken caesar salad and Iron Hill's seafood bisque is out of this world. But, in a time crunch - d-hall will suffice.
Ashley from Burlington, VT
Come on tours, they tally tours into your admissions. It shows that you have a deep interest in attending.
Kristina from Jessup, MD

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