Franklin and Marshall College (F&M)

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F&M, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Lancaster, PA, a predominately urban area. Franklin and Marshall College has an enrollment of about two thousand students.

F&M has an acceptance rate of around 30 percent with 22 percent of applicants choosing to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall F&M Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Franklin and Marshall College was reported as 30.4% in Fall 2020 with over 9,500 college applications submitted to F&M. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Franklin and Marshall College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 36.4%
  • 2017-2018: 34.1%
  • 2018-2019: 35.3%
  • 2019-2020: 30.4%
  • Projected F&M Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 30.9%

How Does F&M Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for F&M is eighty-seven percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design43.3%
Lancaster Bible College96.0%
Lancaster General College of Nursing & Health Sciences78.2%
Elizabethtown College80.8%
Lebanon Valley College79.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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