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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