Life at F&M

Forward, Together

A Franklin & Marshall education is based on a simple, powerful concept: Together, we create the way forward.

We explore the frontiers of knowledge, setting new standards of academic excellence. We personalize education, encouraging our students to discover and expand their ambitions. We stand for what matters, fostering a community that values the common good. And we succeed together, giving the world the kinds of citizens it most needs: confident, adaptable problem solvers.

We were founded in 1787, at the birth of a new republic. Our spirit is the spirit of that astonishing moment—optimistic and pragmatic, inspired and humble, daring and principled. It is a spirit that says we see something bright on the horizon. And together, we go forward.