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The Four Pillars of the F&M Experience

Franklin & Marshall is known for its academic excellence. Our hands-on approach to education emphasizes learning while doing. We prepare your student for the real world by blending traditional academic work with instructor-designed, out-of-class learning — in labs, in studios, on stages, in the community, in the field, and in countries around the world.

We have created and nurtured a supportive community where students find "homes" in activities that help them flourish. In addition to 27 athletic teams, 18 club sports and 145 student-run clubs, our students—empowered by their many mentors and advisers— frequently create new organizations that motivate their interests.

At F&M, your student will benefit from an individualized experience that encourages self-expression and unleashes potential. About 2/3 of our students do an independent study or conduct research under the guidance of a faculty member, and more than half of our students take part in one of our 200 study-abroad programs in 60 countries.

We are a national leader in launching students to top graduate schools, fellowship programs and careers in every field. In fact, within six months of graduating, 98 percent of the Class of 2016 was either employed or pursuing further education. At F&M, we pledge to support your  student long after he or she graduates.