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Franklin & Marshall College - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Franklin & Marshall College Description:

Located in picturesque Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Franklin & Marshall College (F&M) is a highly ranked private liberal arts college. Franklin & Marshall describes itself as a "liberal arts college with a graduate school mentality." Two-thirds of students engage in research under faculty guidance. Business administration is the most popular major at F&M, but the school's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. The college has over ten centers and institutes, and it fosters an active hands-on approach to the liberal arts. On the athletic front, the Franklin & Marshall Diplomats compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference for most sports. The college fields an impressive fourteen men's and fourteen women's intercollegiate sports. Note that the men's wrestling team competes at the Division I level.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,365 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $46,285
  • Books: $1,200
  • Room and Board: $12,010
  • Other Expenses: $1,270
  • Total Cost: $60,765

Franklin & Marshall College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 58%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 49%
    • Loans: 49%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $35,072
    • Loans: $5,155

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Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business Administration, Creative Writing, Economics, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 92%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 79%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 83%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Franklin & Marshall and the Common Application

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Franklin & Marshall College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.fandm.edu/x20902

"Franklin & Marshall College 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."

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