About the Class of 2021

Franklin & Marshall College's Class of 2021 represents 35 states, 21 countries and Washington, D.C.


In 2017, 6,720 students applied and 2,292 were admitted.


The total class size is 647. We are 370 women and 278 men from both public (64%) and private (36%) high schools.


SAT SCORES (Middle 50%)

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 620-690

Math: 640-720

Average SAT score: 1332

act scores (Middle 50%)


Average ACT score: 29

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By the Numbers

The Class of 2021 is an accomplished group of students with a wide range of interests. Here is a look at how they profiled as high school students:


involved in community service


student government leaders


speak two or more languages


first-generation college students


belonged to academic clubs


musicians or studio artists


actors or dancers


published works


varsity athletes


played 2 or more varsity sports


team captains


held a job or conducted an internship


Persons of Interest

What kind of students choose F&M? The kind that are smart, engaged and embrace life to its fullest. Here is a partial list of some of the Class of 2021's accomplishments and endeavors: 

Lenfest Scholar

Posse Scholar (20)

Cooperman Scholar (10)

Performed in The Lion King on Broadway

Worked in a neurodegenerative disease lab

Volunteered for hometown ambulance squad

Won Miss Teen Asian American (2015-16)

Worked for the United States Institute of Peace

Participated in exchange programs in China and Germany

Built greenhouses in a village in Nicaragua 

Volunteered at a panda reserve in China

Attended the Columbia University Student Press Association

Performed with the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra

Was an animal handler at Woodlands Wildlife Refuge

Received a State Department scholarship to Muscat, Oman

Published writing in the Claremont Review

Research Intern at Langone Medical Center (N.Y.)

Participated in the Appalachian Service Project 

Conducted a service retreat in the Dominican Republic

Writer and illustrator of children's books

Licensed pilot

Sang at Carnegie Hall



Business Owner

Faces of the Class of 2021 

Khail Toi Bryant, New York

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James Theodore Bishop, Ohio

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Linned (Lulu) Gomez, Florida

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William Patrick DeLince, New York

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Priyanka Patil, India

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James Kenneth Overstreet, Pennsylvania

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Francesca Marie Lippolis, Connecticut

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Waleed Kamal Butt, Pakistan

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Lilliana Noble, Minnesota

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Abigael Gebremariam, Maryland

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More About F&M and Our Students 
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F&M enrolls 2,255 students from across the nation and the world. Our students hail from 46 states and 52 countries. 

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We award financial aid based solely on need. More than half of our students receive some form of need-based aid.

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