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Franklin & Marshall College

Lancaster, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate38%
Acceptance Rate38%

About FandM

Franklin & Marshall College Overview

Franklin & Marshall College is a private, nonprofit school in the suburban setting of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. FandM was founded in 1787 and currently enrolls around 2,145 students a year, including 2,145 undergrads. FandM ensures housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! January 15, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by April 1.

Student Involvement at FandM

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of FandM's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? FandM students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? FandM has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? FandM has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at FandM on the Student Life page.

2022 FandM Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 38%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 57%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 32%
Percent of Need Met 100%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $55,201

Is FandM a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better idea of what FandM offers and if the college might be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Franklin & Marshall College

It is very difficult to get into FandM. The acceptance rate at FandM is 38%. Out of 7,720 applications received in 2022, 2,898 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at FandM

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at FandM, around 91% are still enrolled the next year. Around 83% of students who started at FandM earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for FandM Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with FandM directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at FandM

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

FandM meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $55,201 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $27,674 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at FandM.

Based on this information, does FandM seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is FandM a good school for you?

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Where is Franklin & Marshall College Located?

FandM is located in the suburban setting of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, less than an hour from Philadelphia.

If you are interested in seeing FandM for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Route 30 to Lancaster, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Harrisburg International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what FandM and Lancaster are like without leaving home.

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College Info

PO Box 3003 Lancaster, PA 17604-3003

Campus Setting: Suburban

FandM Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to FandM is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to FandM is Apr 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

FandM ACT Scores


ACT Range

29 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above


29 to 32


29 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to FandM is 31. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into FandM. Students with an ACT score that falls between 29 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 29 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

FandM SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1260 - 1410


Math SAT Range

620 - 720


Reading SAT Range

620 - 710

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1410 and Above


1260 to 1410


1260 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for FandM students is 1328. Applicants with SAT scores of 1410 and above have a good chance of being admitted to FandM, while applicants with SAT scores between 1260 to 1410 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1260 have a low chance of being offered a spot at FandM.

FandM Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at FandM is like? There are approximately 2,145 students enrolled at FandM. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 31% percent are from PA and 69% percent of students are from other states.


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