If you are thinking about applying to FandM, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is January 15 and the fee for the application costs $60.
Students who submit their applications to FandM for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.
Here is an overiew of some of FandM's admissions stats.
|FandM 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||53%|
|Mean SAT Score||1328|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||32%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||10%|
These are the application deadlines for Franklin & Marshall College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 15||December 15|
|Early Decision II||Yes||January 15||February 15|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 15||April 1|
FandM 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 I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.
🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due January 15. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at FandM is 57%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 38%. In 2022, FandM admitted 252 of the 440 students who applied early decision.
Some students apply early to college to boost their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it shows that you are very interested in a school.
Transfer student admissions is very difficult.
FandM has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine. What does FandM consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
Make sure to check with FandM for more information on admission factors.
To apply to FandM, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with FandM's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
FandM has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.
Out of all students that were admitted, 26% submitted a class rank. At FandM 53% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 81% were in the top 25% and 97% were in the top 50%.
At Franklin & Marshall College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||––|
|3.50 and 3.74||––|
|3.25 and 3.49||––|
|3.00 and 3.24||––|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to FandM directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
FandM looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
FandM is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 32% of FandM's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 10% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other FandM applicants, you should aim to score between 1260 and 1410 (or higher!) on the SAT. At FandM 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1410 and 25% of scored lower than 1260, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a FandM student is 1328.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of FandM students scored 720 or higher and 75% of students scored 620 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of FandM students scored 710 or higher, and 75% scored a 620 or higher.
To be most competitive at FandM, you should strive to earn between 29 and 32 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for FandM's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.
A 29 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for FandM students. Only one out of every four students scored below 29.
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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. Applicants should hear back by June 1.
Transfer students can enroll in FandM during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
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) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to FandM?
❌ No, FandM is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to include your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is FandM's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for FandM is 38%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at FandM?
✅ FandM's early decision acceptance rate was 57% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into FandM? FandM is a very selective institution. The FandM acceptance rate is 38%. This means that the institution accepts 37 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
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
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1410 and Above
1260 to 1410
1260 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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