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FandM Admissions

If you want to apply to FandM, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is January 15 and the fee for the application is $60. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from FandM by April 1.

Considering Applying Early to FandM?

Franklin & Marshall College offers early decision but not early action Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing. Early Decision 2 applications are due 1/15.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to FandM?

Getting into FandM is very difficult. FandM evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, FandM **accepted 36% of students, around 3,308 of the 9,062 students who applied.

Schools that are very difficult to get into, like FandM, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is very difficult. FandM has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important to Get In to FandM?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at FandM

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Important

FandM 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to FandM must submit the following items. Double check with FandM's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into FandM?

Out of all students that were admitted, 68% submitted a class rank. At FandM 61% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 86% were in the top 25% and 98% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Franklin & Marshall College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 68%

FandM is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 52% of FandM's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 25% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for FandM?

To be competitive with other FandM applicants, you should strive to earn between 1240 and 1380 (or higher!) on the SAT. At FandM 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1380 and 25% of scored lower than 1240, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of FandM students scored 760 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of FandM students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for FandM?

To be most competitive at FandM, you should strive to earn between 28 and 31 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for FandM's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.

A 28 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for FandM students. Only one out of every four students scored below 28.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Franklin & Marshall College

For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to FandM.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is April 15. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by June 1.

Transfer students can enroll in FandM during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term

FandM Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to FandM?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to FandM.

Does FandM accept transfer credits?

FandM accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does FandM accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

FandM accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to FandM?

No, FandM is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

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FandM Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective

37%

How hard is it to get into FandM? FandM is a very selective institution. The FandM acceptance rate is 37%. This means that the institution accepts 36 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

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ACT Range

28 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above

Good

28 to 31

Avg

28 and Less

Low

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FandM SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1240 - 1380

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Math SAT Range

620 - 760

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Reading SAT Range

590 - 680

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FandM GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,254

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

37%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$63,416

Out-of-State

$63,416

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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