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Franklin & Marshall College is renowned for its high academic standards, culture of creativity and innovation, and extraordinary opportunities for students to be the curators of their own academic experiences. We are a collaborative community — and together, we create the way forward.
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Join Us at Our Fall Open House
Take your first look at your future! Join us at our Fall Open House on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, and get exclusive insight into the F&M experience — from application, to enrollment, to graduation.
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A key element of the liberal arts model encourages you to explore a variety of courses
and disciplines before choosing a major. At F&M, you'll explore sciences, arts, humanities
and social sciences and gain the confidence to pursue whatever you dream. Because
with a liberal arts education from F&M, you can do it all.
Liberal Arts at a Glance
A key element of the liberal arts model encourages you to explore a variety of courses and disciplines before choosing a major. At F&M, you'll explore sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences and gain the confidence to pursue whatever you dream. Because with a liberal arts education from F&M, you can do it all.Discover more »
Explore, Experience, and Succeed at F&M
The cornerstone of the educational experience we offer is students working side-by-side with faculty who want to help them test ideas — not just talk or read about them. These are not experiences you have to wait until graduate school to pursue. It's a core part of what we do.
A Global Education
Our focus on global education recognizes that, no matter where life takes you after F&M, you will work and live with people with vastly different ways of perceiving our world. A global education helps you begin to understand how to negotiate these differences, strengthening your abilities to successfully live and work in our increasingly global society.
Success Beyond F&M
We’re a partner in your success on Day 1. Explore how we engage with students across all four class years — and discover how that commitment helps you land jobs in leading industries and gain admission to high-demand graduate and professional programs around the world.
Our Home: The City of Lancaster
Centered in a county full of lush, rolling farmland, you’ll find an unexpected urban oasis: Lancaster, Pa., F&M’s extraordinary home city. Lancaster offers a rich mixture of arts and culture filled with experiences for every taste and preference — all within safe walking distance of campus.discover the city »
September 26, 2023
Students Stargaze at Cherry Springs Retreat
Students attended a recent weekend retreat to Cherry Springs State Park for two nights of stargazing in September. Night sky enthusiasts flock to the park for its spectacular views of the Milky Way.
September 21, 2023
Exploring Theater as a Tool for Social Change, Education, and Awareness
Aviva Katz ’24, a government and theatre joint major, discusses how F&M’s Diversity and Equality in Education Certificate is helping her along her path toward a career in educational theater.
September 19, 2023
Pedal Power: F&M Bike Loans Benefit Students
At F&M, renting a bike is as easy as checking out a book from the library. The F&M Bike Loan program provides a bike, helmet and lock to students free of charge.