Franklin & Marshall College is a private liberal arts college in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Admissions are selective, and less than half of all applicants will receive an acceptance letter. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that the majority of admitted students had high school averages of "A-" or better, combined SAT scores of 1850 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 27 or better. Realize, however, that Franklin & Marshall has test-optional admissions, so your grades are going to be much more important than your test scores.
Throughout the graph, you'll notice quite a few yellow dots (waitlisted students) and red dots (rejected students) mixed in with the green and blue. Many students with grades and test scores that were on target for Franklin & Marshall did not get in. On the flip side, note that some students were accepted with standardized test scores and grades that were a bit below the norm. This is because Franklin & Marshall has holistic admissions and considers much more than numerical data. The admissions folks will be looking at the rigor of your high school courses, not just your grades. F&M uses the Common Application and will want to see interesting extracurricular activities, an engaging application essay, and glowing letters of recommendation. You can further strengthen your application by writing thoughtful responses to the short answer questions on the college's supplement to the Common Application. Also, Franklin & Marshall invites applicants to submit additional materials such as recordings of musical performances, writing samples, and images of artwork.
To learn more about Franklin & Marshall College, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- Franklin & Marshall College Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?