PO Box 3003 Lancaster, PA 17604 717-291-3953
http://www.fandm.edu admission@fandm.edu
About Franklin and Marshall College
  • Year of Foundation 1787
  • Size of Campus 180 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,025
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 51%, 49%, 70%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $41,090
  • Room and Board $10,920
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $60
  • Enrollment No. 2,137
Franklin & Marshall was established in 1787 with a gift of 200 British pounds from Benjamin Franklin, and is located in historic Lancaster, a dynamic city with a thriving arts scene. The College enrolls 2,200 students. The average class size is 19 students, and the student-faculty ratio is 10:1. Our students receive more than $500,000 in research grants every year. At Franklin & Marshall, we emphasize learning by doing, not just by listening and watching. All students are lifelong members of a College House, five distinct hubs of academic, extracurricular and social engagement in a residential setting. Guided by faculty dons and administrative prefects, students govern their houses, develop leadership skills, and create their own social and intellectual programs. Students may join one or more of the College’s 76 clubs and organizations, ranging from anime to Ultimate Frisbee. More than three-quarters of students participate in community service, and a quarter of students belong to one of 10 Greek organizations. Our scholar-athletes compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference. The College fields 27 athletic teams-13 for men and 14 for women.
Social Life And Activities
  • Percent students who are frat members 38%
  • Number of honor societies Phi Beta Kappa, Academic Discipline Honor Societies
  • Number of students in fraternities 7
  • Number of sororities 2
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Hillel, Inter-varsity Christian organization, John Newman Assoc. , Catholic Campus Club, Nur-al Islam
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 8%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Black Students Union, Asian Cultural Society, Mi Gente Latina, Russian and Eastern European Club, Southern Asian Students Association, and others.
  • Setting Urban
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 7
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 5
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Spring Arts, Senior Surprise
  • Distance to nearest bus Lancaster (2)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport Harrisburg (30), Philadelphia (60)
  • Distance to nearest train Lancaster (2)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 2%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 10
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 22%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 3%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 65%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (88%), women's dorms (2%), men's dorms (1%), fraternity housing (3%), apartment for single students (2%), special housing for disabled students (0%), special housing for international students (1%), other housing options (3%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 73%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
Campus Services
  • OS of Wifi Network Mac
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help other
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 499,575
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 13,055
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Museums Phillips Museum of Art, Barshinger Center for the Musical Arts, Roschel Center for the Performing Arts, Observatory, Writers House, International Center
  • Number Of Subscriptions 1,986
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Computer Courses No
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Library Facilities Two library facilities: Shadek-Fackenthal (humanities, social sciences, general) and Martin Library of the Sciences (natural sciences).
  • Number Of Microforms 332,379
Student Employment and Career
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Ernst and Young; J. P. Morgan; Chubb Insurance; Merrill Lynch
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,400
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Millersville University)
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
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