What Sets F&M Apart

Collaboration is the cornerstone of a Franklin & Marshall education. What makes academics at F&M truly distinctive is that our students work side by side with professors who want to help them realize ideas, not just talk or read about them.

Every F&M student has the opportunity to be creative, examine values and test theories beyond the classroom.

Connect, Critique, Strive Across All Studies

The "Connections" curriculum that unites all areas of study at F&M  cultivates in students —throughout their four years — the ability to apply innovative solutions to complex problems: Connect ideas. Connect across different majors. Connect with the world.

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Research, Partner, Publish in the Sciences

Snorkle in the ocean off Hawaii, swing from the trees in Costa Rica or discover pulsars in the observatory. F&M students in the natural sciences work shoulder-to-shoulder with faculty in the laboratory, through experiences studying in the field, and through advising throughout independent research. 

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Direct, Compose, Perform the Arts

At F&M, faculty are committed to working one-on-one with students who strive to stage their own plays, compose their own music, choreograph their own dance, write their own novels, and produce their own films. Our students learn about past and current masters, and can become masters themselves.

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Experience, Engage, Work in the Humanities

Students at F&M engage with the big questions in ways they might never have imagined. Some travel to Tuscany to uncover answers as part of a Classics course, or work with a professor to explore questions of justice. Our study of the humanities fuels lifelong learning.

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Investigate, Explore, Apply the Social Sciences

Imagine traveling to South Africa to study child health. We focus on teaching students to understand society and the human impact on our world through deep engagement with professors, and that study often reaches beyond the classroom.

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Journey, Study, Connect through Global Education

At Franklin & Marshall, a global education involves not only classroom engagement, but also hands-on experiential learning in communities around the world. At any given moment, F&M students can be found on any of six continents across the globe.

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The Pulse of  Academics at F&M

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Uncovering the Invisible Process of Creating

To many, the art of writing is a mystery, a process that is invisible to the unknowing. Recent Franklin & Marshall College graduate John Ancona '15 decided to try his hand at solving the riddle.

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Scouring Ancient Landscapes for Clues to Cleaner Water

Having made their mark on the natural landscape the last few hundred years, humans are now undoing some development -- notably with regard to old milldams and sediment-filled ponds that have...

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Meet 2015 Williamson Medalist Rachel Codkind

Freshly minted Franklin & Marshall College graduate Rachel Codkind is a young woman in a hurry. 

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Senior Spotlight: Mary Grace Meland

Music major Mary Grace Meland says she's grateful for the community that Music Department faculty members foster among their students.

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Senior Spotlight: Paul 'Babe' Berry

Easton, Md., native Babe Berry honed his voice and became a leader during his four years at F&M.  

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Senior Spotlight: Abigail Quint

Indiana native Abigail Quint says she loves how the F&M community pushes each student to be his or her very best.

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Senior Spotlight: Bryce Loebel

Larchmont, New York's Bryce Loebel says his many extracurricular activities were a great way to supplement his educational experience.

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Senior Spotlight: Jordan Zackery

Football standout and economics major Jordan Zackery says F&M provided him with friendships that will last a lifetime.

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Senior Spotlight: Hanyu 'Peter' Sun

China native Peter Sun says doing research in chemistry and independent study in math were challenging and rewarding moments.

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