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"Liberal arts education is the single finest form of cultivating emerging human talent and character that this world has ever known."
-Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.

Welcome

Franklin & Marshall is an academically rigorous liberal arts college named for two iconic Americans—inventor and statesman Benjamin Franklin and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall.

For more than 225 years, our students have learned by doing, working directly with deeply invested faculty on high-impact research and scholarship.

We recruit students who we believe can become intellectual leaders. They’re curious and hard-working. We teach them to connect ideas, write well, relate theory and practice, understand diversity, ask questions and then answer them.

Within a supportive community that values individuality and developing one’s own voice, our students discover how to unleash their talent and exceed their own expectations. At Franklin & Marshall College, we create the education we seek.

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.
President

Meet President Porterfield 

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Read President Porterfield's column on Forbes.com

Latest News

Story 12/4/2014

President Porterfield Commits to Action at White House...

As part of the White House College Opportunity Day of Action, Franklin & Marshall President Daniel R. Porterfield joined college and university presidents from across the country in committing to new...

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Story 9/22/2014

Seek Untapped STEM Talent, Porterfield Tells Leaders at...

 Eight months after playing a lead role at a special White House summit on access to higher education in America, Franklin & Marshall College President Daniel R. Porterfield on Sept. 22 addressed the...

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Story 9/2/2014

Convocation Speech of F&M President Daniel R. Porterfield

"Cultivating Our Voices," F&M Daniel R. Porterfield's Convocation 2014 speech. 

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