C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W
Franklin & Marshall College
Lancaster, PA
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,255
   Women 1,193 (52.9%)
   Men 1,062 (47.1%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 36% of 6,953 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 673 average
630-730 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 627 average
570-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 29 average
28-31 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $68,180
  Tuition and Fees $52,490
  Room and Board $13,120
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $47,895
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 234
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Lancaster Population 59,360
Nearest Metropolitan Area Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 99% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Diplomats
Sororities 27% of women participate
Fraternities 22% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.4% Asian
6.5% Black/African-American
10.1% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
67.4% White
6.8% Unknown
International Students 15.1% from 55 countries
First-Year Students Returning 91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 83.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 25.0%