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Reviews 750 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Marijuana is accessible when you want it. Some druggies in school.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: This year has many more attacks this semester. You can always ask public safety to walk you home at night, but the school's safety procedure is just to put up more lights.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors are helpful but some are hard. The arts courses are easier.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Degrees are important, but I feel that it is best to go to graduate school with the degree you get.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Science buildings are up to date, but the arts and humanities are not doing too well.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It is pretty exclusive. Freshmen cannot join the first semester, but they do reach out for people to rush.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not too many people attend events, but the facilities are good for those who want to run or workout.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It is not the best experience for any college student. Many students have thought of or are in the process of transferring. The school is fairly small, and the majority of the population is white. It take time to get used to, and there are not too many activities on campus.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Franklin and Marshall College has been the best decision I have made. After applying and getting accepted to five very different school I had to narrow it down to one. F&M was the right choice. I fit right in. I walk around campus and everyone knows me. It's a friendly environment to be in and I wouldn't trade that for anything. The professors are great and the faculty is amazing. I have made great friends that will last for a life time.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Extremely intense academics and heavy workload

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love F&M and I would recommend the school to anybody who is looking for a liberal arts education. It has excellent professors and the classes are small. You are receiving a personalized education and it is worth every penny you pay. Your professors know your name and are always happy to see you if you need help. It truly is one of the top liberal arts schools in the country and should be considered by everybody looking at similar schools.

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Franklin & Marshall was, quite honestly, my last choice. And yet I've been blown away in nearly every way upon arriving on campus. Nearly every major is well-supported, the faculty are top-notch, and very rarely do I feel like we are assigned busy work. Though I wish that most students were more involved on campus and that frats played a smaller role in campus life, Fummers work hard and play hard, and it's been a tough but fulfilling environment.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I could not be happier with my choice to attend F&M. I have been granted many experiences and opportunities (both academic and social) that have enriched my life greatly. Getting involved is integral to both student happiness and success here. Exploring my passions through my academics and extracurriculars have given me a plethora of reasons to have pride to be a Diplomat.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Extremely friendly community, lots of opportunities

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: From what I understand it is pretty easy to obtain, and it is pretty close to campus. I don't know about the cost, though.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of options in downtown Lancaster, but they are not the closest to campus.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I like the party scene at school because I am more into low-pressure, casual parties than crazy dancing parties. From what I understand though, administration has made frats difficult to access. Also, it is not easy to get information on the house and loft parties because they do not usually advertise.

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2 College Freshman

Administration: For someone who values safety, this school has the potential to sabotage itself with its anti-drug and anti-underage-drinking policies. The administration tries to control the students by closing what spots they can (frats), but all that manages to do is force students to go to more crowded, less controlled environments and put themselves at higher risks.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The process was relatively simple, but my family and I are still paying a lot more than we can afford to right now.

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I quite enjoy the food options at F&M. They are reliable, which can be seen as boring to some people, but not to me. I have a frequently upset stomach so the fact that they don't try out crazy recipes all of the time is great. They also have a lot of customizable options, like the pasta bar and the stir fry bar. They also have KIVO (kosher, international, vegan/vegetarian, organic foods) which is great if you are looking for that.

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The rooms are large and well-furnished. The layouts of the dorm buildings vary and can be complicated, though. The common rooms could use more up-to-date (clean) furniture, but they are functional. The food is good and there is a large variety of options, but the main dining hall closes at 8pm. The social atmosphere is great once you find your niche of people, but it is not always easy to do that. And everything is in a walkable distance from campus, except for a few select locations to which there are free shuttles accessible.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some dorms are very small but others are very spacious.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I loved my time at F&M but if it wasn't for the Greek-Life I don't know what I would've done with my time there

5 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: With the current administration Greek-Life has gone through a recent storm. Greek-Life in general at F&M has a storied-rich history that goes back over 125 years. Greek-Life is a big part of F&M culture.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Administration is trying to curb off-campus housing. It once was a normal and cost efficient way of going to F&M. I guess they get a kick-back of some sort from College Row and Charlotte Street Associate

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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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