Franklin & Marshall College

768 reviews
  1. Lancaster, PA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
Franklin & Marshall College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference
Address
College Ave
Lancaster, PA 17604

Franklin & Marshall College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
39%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$22,974/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,661/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,620/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,846/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,337/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,306/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
43%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,174Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Academic
    33%
  • Dedicated
    28%
  • Preppy
    28%
  • Ecclectic
    6%
  • Racist
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.50 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.62 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Diverse Ideas and Thoughts
    58%
  • Awesome!
    21%
  • Preppy.
    16%
  • Diverse
    5%

After Franklin & Marshall College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
87%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses

Reviews

768 reviews
  • Excellent
    147
  • Very Good
    282
  • Average
    272
  • Poor
    43
  • Terrible
    24
Lancaster is awesome! The Central Market has fresh produce, cheeses, and other food stuffs every weekend (saturday morning especially) that should be taken advantage of. There are restaurants that recently opened across the street from campus as well as restaurants closer to downtown.

Once you are of age, there are bars in town and 2 bars relatively close to upperclassmen housing that are quite cheap and welcoming for students.

The townspeople don't generally have conflicts with the student and there is rarely any mixing. Off campus housing is not mixed with townspeople and students live next to each other off campus.
  • College Sophomore
  • Mar 26 2014
There is so much variety. Closer to campus there are a lot of options that were clearly created with college students in mind, but which are also frequented by the Lancaster community (like Iron Hill Brewery, Rosa Rosa Pizzeria, Fresh Farms Café, College Corner Café, Sugar Bowl, Campus Grill, Suko Thai, Fenz, and Gibraltar, all of which are located within just two blocks of campus). In the actual city, there are so many eating options that sometimes I feel dismayed because I know I can't eat at every single one before I graduate. There are hundreds of restaurants within walking distance, all of which are local one-of-a-kind places, and many great ones within driving distance, some of which also deliver. We even have food trucks that will come to campus and set up shop outside the apartments or on College Ave, outside the academic buildings. There is always something wonderful to eat in Lancaster, and most places give discounts to F&M students!
  • College Junior
  • June 24 2013
I am currently a junior at Franklin and Marshall College (F&M) and my experience has been phenomenol thus far. The college is located in a small but diverse city with a lot of places to visit. There is plenty to do both on campus and in Lancaster when we yearn for a break from the books. The college also does an amazing job with ensuring we have the opportunity to become involved in the local community.
Some of the advantages of coming to a small liberal arts college like F&M is the small student to faculty ratio, the availability of the professors and their teacher assistants (TA's), the ability to have the opportunity to get to know not only the professors but also students and other staff members (and have them recall your name is a small detail that makes you feel very good), diversity in personalities and knowledge- all factors that contribute to feeling comfortable and being able to grow. The faculty is always willing to make sure we have the support we need, and are an amazing academic and career resource.
The campus is beautiful, which also contributes to the positive experience. You will meet great people who would definetly become long life friends. Please come visit because the school cannot merely be done justice in writing.

Hope this helps! If you have anymore questions please visit the school website at http://FandM.edu.
  • College Junior
  • Aug 30 2013