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Reviews 888 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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College Senior

Majors: I don't have an internship.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have had a great experience. It is what you make it. You need to work hard

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Some dorms are old and small. Campus crossings for upperclassman is really nice

College Senior

Scholarships: I don't qualify for financial aid. But it seems it's hard to get money out of the school. Have a plan. It's expensive.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: Frays and sororities are fun and well run. They don't dominate the culture but a positive to the school.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Sports are good but it is a small school and the priority is academics. Fun but not taken too seriously.

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: There is a mall nearby and a downtown that's easy to get to.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Enough options but some can be expensive.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Good people. You can be comfortable.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: You can find what you need

3 College Senior

Nightlife: Small town small options but not an issue

3 College Senior

Majors: Some courses close out quickly. Admission is tough. Need to take AP classes and have a strong transcript.

4 College Senior

Majors: Love my program. Hope to get into graduate school.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: Gets the job done. Most juniors seniors go off the meal plan when in apartments.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Professors are easy to work with.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: A strong career center. They will work with you.

3 College Senior

Facilities: Local hangout sleep tied but not a big party school which is good for studying.

4 College Senior

Academics: Love the major public health.

4 College Senior

Diversity: International students population is strong. Getting better with economic diversity.

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Student life on campus is greatly varied. The student center is not the most elaborate space but there are many others in the dorms and other buildings that are great.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I never felt unsafe on campus. Public Safety officers are always around and they are very nice and helpful.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Diversity on school is not as great as it seems at first glance, however if you actually look there are many very diverse students-in origin, beliefs, orientation, etc.

4 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: Nightlife in Lancaster city is really fun-there are many bars close to campus and non-alcoholic events.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: On campus housing is pretty good. They do a great job of matching roommates.

5 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Lancaster city is a great place. It's one of F&M's greatest features.


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Danielle Glass
New York, N.Y.
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Contrary to however much they may complain, Fummers love it here. Once they’ve found their niche, they’re the happiest little bunch of workaholics you’ll ever meet. The only regrets come from those people who expected college to be a series of protests and consciousness-raising events. You can have those experiences if you really want to, but in all probability, you’ll have to organize them. Another popular complaint is the lack of privacy in the social scene—let’s face it, F&M is small, and everyone knows everyone else’s business.

The most common F&M experience follows a pattern of coming to know the school, getting to know people, and then having your initial high hopes met with reality. After a brief stint of disillusionment and dissatisfaction (this bit is optional), you’ll come to recognize the wonders of F&M and meet the people whom you will hopefully stay close with. You’ll close out your experience having grown both academically and socially. Not a bad job for four years!

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