What Sets F&M Apart?

Research and Independent Study

About two-thirds of Franklin & Marshall  students do an independent study or self-designed major before they graduate, demonstrating that Franklin & Marshall is truly a place where students study what they love.

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Not the Average Dorms

Through F&M's distinctive College Houses, students find "homes" within the community immediately upon arriving. These are not the run-of-the-mill dormitories. In these lively hubs of intellectual and social activity, faculty dons and deans partner with students to create rich learning communities.

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Success Beyond College

F&M has built a national reputation for launching students to success beyond college. More than 90% of graduating seniors reported they were working, pursuing post-graduate education full time, or involved in a fellowship or volunteer activity within 10 months of graduating. 

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Honoring the Legacy, Building the Future

Since 1787, Generations Contribute to a Legacy of Excellence

There is a heartbeat of F&M. You can feel it pulsing through the conversations in the classroom.  You can hear it pounding in Mayser Gym when the Diplomats defend the home court. And you can sense it swelling with pride at Commencement. Before long, every member of our community becomes a part of that heartbeat.

Mission & History