Welcome from President Porterfield

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.

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Latest News

Story 9/4/2015

Liberal Arts Education at a Crossroads: Why it Matters

In this first Common Hour of the academic year, President Porterfield will discuss the state of liberal arts education in America—the value it provides, the challenges it faces, and the...

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Story 9/3/2015

President Porterfield Champions Liberal Arts, Announces $1...

Opening the first Common Hour discussion of the academic year, Franklin & Marshall College President Daniel R. Porterfield addressed the future of liberal arts teaching and learning, announced a $1...

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Video Highlights from Convocation 2015 and Move-In Day

View video highlights from Convocation 2015 and Move-In Day. 

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