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
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 386 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:
“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 is a freshman. She 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 and can't wait for the campus to be completely open so he get the full experience."
— Michael Cruz
"He liked the campus and the people at F&M."
"My son is a sophomore. We visited a lot of liberal arts schools, and he 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."
"My daughter is a sophomore. We visited 18 schools. She 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 is a sophomore and 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 freshman son loves the school. He is on the soccer team, but the season was cancelled and he's now home until August, but he made great friends on and off the team. I can't imagine he'll ever come back home once things get back to pre-COVID operations."
— Nicole Kagan
"My daughter fell in love with F&M."
"My sophomore 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."
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