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Rank: 124

Franklin and Marshall College

Lancaster, PAWWW.FANDM.EDU
Admission has become increasingly competitive at Franklin & Marshall, a college known for the great relationships that its students have with their professors. As one of the oldest liberal arts schools in the country, F&M has a storied intellectual history -- one that its students still strive to live up to. People flock to the college's social sciences and business programs. Academics are taken seriously, in large part because the faculty makes a real effort to engage with students and because students tend to have a sense of where they want to go in the world once they graduate. It's working: Franklin & Marshall's graduation rate is higher than the national median, and so too is the average salary after attending. Greek life is popular, as are dramatic and artistic events on campus, especially those at the student-run club Ben's Underground. Want to venture off the grounds? You can get to Philadelphia, Baltimore and New York City by train.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$72,100
% of students who get any grants
53%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$24,900
Average price for low-income students
$11,800
admissions
Acceptance rate
36%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1300/29
SAT/ACT required?
No
Enrollment
2,440
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
100%
% of need met
100%
% of students who get merit* grants
1%
Average merit grant
$6,820
student success
Graduation rate
87%
Average time to a degree
4 years
Average student debt
$22,000
Average salary within 3 years
$53,700
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
56%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 15
Regular application
Jan 15

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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