They Really Like Us!
Franklin & Marshall College students value their four years on campus for a variety of reasons: accessible, world-class faculty; a distinctive residential system that is equal parts social and intellectual; and a diversity of thought that encourages and empowers a community of leaders. But don’t just take our word for it. See what others say about F&M.
U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report ranks F&M highly on the following prestigious lists:
National Liberal Arts Colleges (#39 in 2022-23)
Best Value Schools
Most Innovative Schools
Best Undergraduate Teaching
Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects
The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review counts F&M among the nation’s best in these categories:
The Best 388 Colleges
Best Value Colleges
Best Northeastern Colleges
Colleges that Create Futures
F&M also performs strongly in the following indices, most of which are published annually:
2022-23 Liberal Arts Colleges (#21), Washington Monthly
2022-23 America's Top Colleges (#138 overall, #33 among liberal arts colleges), Forbes
2021-22 Best Colleges in America (96) all colleges and universities combined, Money Magazine
2021-22 World University Rankings (84) all colleges and universities combined, Times Higher Education
2021-22 Best NCAA Division III Colleges (25), Next College Student Athlete
“A small school with a big reputation.”
What Our Students' Parents Say
"It's the absolute perfect fit."
"We are overjoyed! It's the absolute perfect fit. She applied early decision. The student-professor relationships have been amazing, and my daughter is well recognized and rewarded for her writing talent. We are so thankful!"
— Ariana Lisse
"It was the right choice!"
"My daughter loves it. She found a great group of friends and joined lots of clubs. Her professors are fabulous! She applied early decision, and it was the right choice!"
— Rita Schattman Rubins
"He absolutely loves everything."
"We could not be happier. My son is a freshman recruited for football. He absolutely loves everything."
— Michael Cruz
"He liked the campus and the people at F&M."
"We visited a lot of liberal arts schools, and our son kept coming back to how much he liked the campus and the people at F&M."
— Sarah Entsminger
"She fell in love with F&M from the very beginning."
"We visited 18 schools. My daughter fell in love with F&M from the very beginning and has never looked back. She loves it!"
— Michele Beth
"It is such a good fit."
"My daughter loves F&M. We visited 15 schools and this was her first choice. There is a level of student-teacher and student-administrator interaction that used to be part of the liberal arts experience everywhere, but is now only at a few. F&M is one of them. It is such a good fit."
— Maureen Basedow
"He made great friends."
"My son loves the school. He is on the soccer team (and ) made great friends on and off the team."
— Nicole Kagan
"My daughter fell in love with F&M."
"My daughter fell in love with F&M the first time we visited. She has made great friends. She has grown and learned so much and is very happy."
Liberal Arts is the Future of Work
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'97 Alum Reconnects with A Cappella Roots
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Women's Lacrosse Rolls into Final Four
The Franklin & Marshall women's lacrosse team is headed back to the Final Four for the 12th time in program history (ninth in the NCAA era) following an 18-13 win against No. 18 Pomona-Pitzer May 21.Read More