About the Class of 2020

Franklin & Marshall College's Class of 2020 represents 36 states, 21 countries, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.

In 2016, 6,945 students applied and 2,521 were admitted.

The total class size is 649. We are 359 women and 290 men from both public (63%) and private (37%) high schools.

SAT SCORES (Middle 50%)

Critical Reading: 570-680

Math: 630-740

act scores (Middle 50%)


Faces of the Class

Brooklyn Smith-Jones

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Why did you choose F&M? College Prep. After having a firsthand experience as an F&M student in the summer of 2015, I appreciated being a part of the F&Mily. I knew I could make F&M a home away from home.

Mary (Tricia) Oxford

Severna Park, Maryland 

Why did you choose F&M? I was drawn to F&M because of the student-to-faculty ratio (9-1), the academic opportunities for research, and the diverse community. 

Lezah Richardson

Sedona, Arizona

Why did you choose F&M? A liberal arts education from F&M will prepare me for the future. The campus is absolutely beautiful, the students and faculty feel like family, and the academics are excellent. F&M feels like home.

James Dean Vaillancourt

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Why did you choose F&M? F&M gives you the freedom to explore all of your passions and interests, and the small class sizes ensure you get the most out of every opportunity.

Kyle Busher

Pittstown, New Jersey

Why did you choose F&M? F&M gives me a chance to further my education while continuing my athletic career. Coupled with an awesome campus and a great sense of community, it was a no-brainer.

Prsni Patel

Mumbai, India

Why did you choose F&M? The small-school environment will give me a chance to reflect and grow and enable personal interaction with peers and faculty.

Michael Savage

St. Louis, Missouri

Why did you choose F&M? The College is committed to seeing its students blossom through opportunities such as study abroad and research. F&M is diverse, with students of all colors, interests and backgrounds.

Joshua Urrutia

San Francisco, California

Why did you choose F&M? I chose F&M because of the intimate learning environment, as well as the amazing research opportunities that are available for students.

By the Numbers

The Class of 2020 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




actors or dancers


published works


studio artists


varsity athletes


played 2 or more varsity sports


team captains


More About the Class of 2020 (and Us)

F&M enrolls 2,217 students from across the nation and the world. Our students hail from 44 states and 54 countries. 

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