Franklin And Marshall College

Franklin And Marshall College

The Franklin and Marshall College, or F&M as it is popularly called, was establish by the merger of Franklin College and Marshall College. Franklin College, founded in 1787, and Marshall College, established in 1836, together formed F&M in 1853. F&M is a four-year, private, co-educational, liberal arts institute, located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The 17th oldest college in the United States, F&M offers enrollment to around 2,000 students every year.

Franklin and Marshall College offers a number of degree programs in fields such as African and American studies, Women and Gender studies, Art history, Bioinformatics, and Ancient History, among others.

The sports teams of Franklin and Marshall College are nicknamed the Diplomats. The athletics department fields teams in lacrosse, squash, wrestling, golf, cross-country, soccer, swimming, and track and field. The teams compete in the Division III of NCAA.

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Contacting Franklin and Marshall

Franklin and Marshall College
College Ave
Lancaster , PA 17604-3003
General Phone: (717) 291-3911

Franklin and Marshall Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts212African studies, American studies, German studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, Ancient Greek language, Latin language, ...
Business and Management93business management, accounting, finance
Science65biology, biochemistry, animal behavior, astronomy, astrophysics, chemistry, geological and earth sciences, physics
Therapy and Counseling30psychology
Religion and Philosophy15philosophy, religion
Fine Arts9fine arts, art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts9dance, drama
Conservation and Resource Management8environmental studies, environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Franklin and Marshall in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree48040

Franklin and Marshall Student Body

In 2007-2008, Franklin and Marshall had a total enrollment of 2,104 students (2,246 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 4%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 8%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 48%
20-21 44%
22-24 6%
25-29 0%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey19%
New York15%
(International Students)10%
Washington, DC1%
New Hampshire1%
Puerto Rico1%
Rhode Island1%

Franklin and Marshall Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 91 %

Franklin and Marshall Room and Board (2007)

Franklin and Marshall offers campus housing for 1,957 of its 2,246 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Lancaster, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Franklin and Marshall Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal600690
SAT Math630700

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT59%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT11%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Franklin and Marshall Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 38,630
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 38,630
Room and board $ 9,870
Room charge $ 6,230
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,640
Books and supplies $ 650
Other expenses $ 950

Financial Aid:
Franklin and Marshall participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 326500)

Franklin and Marshall Faculty

Franklin and Marshall has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year43$109,51216$97,430
Associate professoracademic year37$77,44820$76,901
Assistant professoracademic year45$65,70729$65,167
Instructoracademic year3$60,1338$60,672
No academic rankacademic year3$61,7642*
All faculty totalacademic year131$83,18475$74,502

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Franklin and Marshall Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Centennial Conference
Basketball Centennial Conference
Baseball Centennial Conference
Track Centennial Conference

Franklin and Marshall Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
African Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
German Studies
History, General
Latin Language and Literature
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General


Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Animal Behavior and Ethology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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