Franklin and Marshall, Lancaster, PA

– National liberal arts college
– Strong in the sciences, with an emphasis on research, doing graduate work at the undergraduate level
– Good creative writing program
– 30% accept rate
– 2,300 undergrads
– Hub for swimming
– 15 years ago resurgence in the investment in the community
– Shuttles to downtown
– Artistic town
– Don’t give merit aid
– Community is about manufacturing, agriculture and education
– Minor league stadium built when rebuilding Lancaster
– In the process of building a new football stadium
– Div III
– Building an athletic complex
– College row, new building, with hip retail on the ground floor and upper classmen housing above
– Building a new arts facility – 2018
– Takes a lot of pride in academic excellence
– 65% of undergrads are involved in research
– Faculty geared to helping students to do in the real world what they learn while they are at school
– Kids are involved, friendly, supportive
– President of school is engaged and gets to know students
– Meets 100% of financial need
– Crossover schools – Gettysburg and Dickinson, Lehigh, Lafayette, Colgate, Hamilton and Colby
– CSS Profile – Financial Aid Form
– Worked with “Posse”, which is a non profit that works with students to be supportive and get through college, to bring it to F&M, for underprivileged kids
– Need aware when reading applications
– Definitely consider demonstrated interest, visit, interviewing may be helpful, contacting your counselor
– 60% from out of state
– About 25% participate in Greek life and supportive
– Business is one of the most popular majors, Government number 2
– Unique majors: Animal behavior, astrophysics, bio-infomatics
– Majors in Music, theatre, dance field, studio art
– Apply to the school in general not by major
– Curriculum – Medium level structure
– Test optional
– Meet yield each year – over enrolled in 2016
– 5 College houses where students live and are associated with throughout their years even if you don’t live there, socially are automatically are a part of a group of people

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