Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA-
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeA-
Franklin & Marshall College is ...
NCAA Division III (with football)
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management78 Graduates
Political Science and Government69 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities65 Graduates
Creative Writing30 Graduates
Mathematics & Statistics23 Graduates
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology17 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.50 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.62 responses
After Franklin & Marshall College
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
- Very Good283
Prior to coming to Franklin and Marshall I was sold on the idea that this campus would offer a welcoming community and rigorous academics that would challenge my thinking and perception of the world. However, upon arrival I noticed that the school's atmosphere was fairly unwelcoming. Different races stayed to themselves and the community advertised in pamphlets and info-sessions did not mirror the reality. I tried stepping out of my comfort zone by reaching out to other people. I tried to create the community I wanted to see, but nothing worked. Luckily enough, I was given some great professors my first semester. They were kind and understanding, but I felt as though I wasn't learning much in class. The academic rigor seemed to come solely through the compounding of assignments given at one time, not in the form of intellectual challenges that allow students to develop critical thinking skills.
- 1 month ago
Our school is incredibly diverse and has a very inclusive and welcoming atmosphere. Everyone is incredibly friendly and looks out for their peers. The school offers a wide range of extracurricular and club activities that get the greater majority of the school's undergraduate population involved in campus activities. All of the teachers are easily accessible outside of class and are active in getting the most out of their students. There are so many different resources for studying, receiving extra help or asking questions outside of class. All of the students and Professors have a lot of school spirit - everyone goes to games, performances and everything in between. All in all, Franklin & Marshall is a very positive environment that fosters educational growth and promotes students ability to think critically for the rest of their lives.
- College Freshman
- 4 months ago
F&M was my first choice college, and has lived up to my expectations of a liberal arts college well. Most reviews are going to be extremely negative or positive so I'm going to try to stay neutral. The academics are challenging, especially for someone who is lazy like me, but with around an hour of work outside of classes you can manage and all day study sessions will be enough to get you a good grade on tests. The party scene is somewhat lackluster, frats make up a large amount of whats available and can be hard to get into if you're a guy and don't know anybody. I'd recommend joining a school group of club sport team to have a party option available to you each weekend, although swimming is always open and always an awesome time.
- 3 months ago