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Study at Franklin and Marshall College

Franklin and Marshall College, popularly referred to as F&M, was originally founded as the Franklin College in 1787. Marshall College, established in 1836, merged with Franklin College in 1853 to form the Franklin and Marshall College. This four-year co-educational liberal arts institute is based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. F&M's recent Enrolments have been more than 2, 000 students.

Franklin and Marshall College offers a large number of degree programs in the fields of Africana and American studies, art and art history, biology, business, computer science, international studies, physics, music, religious studies, science, technology, and women's and gender studies, among others.

The sports teams of Franklin and Marshall College are nicknamed the Diplomats. The men's and women's teams participate in baseball, basketball, football, golf, cross country, swimming, tennis, squash, lacrosse, soccer, track and field, and wrestling. They are members of the NCAA Division III of varsity sports.

Profile of Franklin and Marshall College

The campus of Franklin and Marshall is in Lancaster, PA, which is a large suburb. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Franklin and Marshall include, at the school's highest level, the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Franklin and Marshall is known for its programs in mathematics, science, fine arts, and liberal arts.

Franklin and Marshall Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Getting into Franklin and Marshall is challenging; it only admitted 37% of those who applied in 2007.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Franklin and Marshall has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Franklin and Marshall had 2, 104 students enrolled (2, 077 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Franklin and Marshall offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Centennial Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Franklin and Marshall is a residential college dedicated to excellence in undergraduate liberal education. Its aims are to inspire in young people of high promise and diverse backgrounds a genuine and enduring love for learning, to teach them to read, write, and think critically, to instill in them the capacity for both independent and collaborative action, and to educate them to explore and understand the natural, social and cultural worlds in which they live. In so doing, the College seeks to foster in its students qualities of intellect, creativity, and character, that they may live fulfilling lives and contribute meaningfully to their occupations, their communities, and their world. "

Franklin and Marshall Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts227political science, English, interdisciplinary studies, economics, history, creative writing, sociology, anthropology, . . .
Science76biology, biochemistry, chemistry, animal behavior, physics, astrophysics, geological and earth sciences, astronomy
Business and Management74business management, finance, accounting
Therapy and Counselling24psychology
Religion and Philosophy19philosophy, religion
Fine Arts13art history and criticism, fine arts
Drama and Performing Arts4drama, dance
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental science, environmental studies

Contact: Franklin and Marshall

Franklin and Marshall College

College Ave

Lancaster, PA 17604-3003

General Phone: (717) 291-3911

http://www.FandM. EDU

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