Forward, Together.

Your Journey Starts Here

Franklin & Marshall College is renowned for its high academic standards, culture of creativity and innovation, and extraordinary opportunities for students to be the curators of their own academic experiences. We are a collaborative community — and together, we create the way forward. 

F&M Summer Sessions

At F&M, it’s your summer, your way. Whether you're a high school student looking to dip your toes into college academics or a guest college student hoping to stay on track or get ahead with course credits, our Summer Sessions offer a range of flexible options tailored to your academic goals.

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Building Robots to Detect Landmines

A team of two cooperating robots roamed a field at Franklin & Marshall’s Baker Campus to demonstrate to an international audience their capabilities at demining war-torn areas. The robots are a result of an ongoing NATO-sponsored partnership.

Video by Andrew Bilindabagabo

The ampersand in the middle of our College’s name symbolizes the rich space of possibility that awaits you here.

Meaning “both/and,” the ampersand is the purpose — and the power — of the liberal arts: recognizing and forming connections between things that at first glance don't seem to go together. At F&M, you'll explore sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences and gain the confidence to pursue whatever you dream. Because with a liberal arts education from F&M, you can do it all. 

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Explore, Experience, and Succeed at F&M

Research Possibilities

The cornerstone of the educational experience we offer is students working side-by-side with faculty who want to help them test ideas — not just talk or read about them. These are not experiences you have to wait until graduate school to pursue. It's a core part of what we do.

A Global Education

Our focus on global education recognizes that, no matter where life takes you after F&M, you will work and live with people with vastly different ways of perceiving our world. A global education helps you begin to understand how to negotiate these differences, strengthening your abilities to successfully live and work in our increasingly global society.

Success Beyond F&M

We’re a partner in your success on Day 1. Explore how we engage with students across all four class years — and discover how that commitment helps you land jobs in leading industries and gain admission to high-demand graduate and professional programs around the world.

Our Home: The City of Lancaster

Centered in a county full of lush, rolling farmland, you’ll find an unexpected urban oasis: Lancaster, Pa., F&M’s extraordinary home city. Lancaster offers a rich mixture of arts and culture filled with experiences for every taste and preference — all within safe walking distance of campus.

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F&M Stories

February 27, 2024

Running Toward Success, On and Off the Gridiron: Mitch Wagner ’24

Mitch Wagner ’24 wanted a college where he could excel on and off the football field. The Jeffrey M. Chairnoff ’88 Memorial Scholarship made that dream possible.

February 22, 2024

Bank Prize Winner on Nature's Poetic Details

Author Amber Sparks selected Emma Campbell as the winner of this year's Jerome Irving Bank Memorial Short Story Prize and Ella Peeples as the runner-up.

February 20, 2024

Record Number of Fulbrights Earns F&M a Top Producer Spot

For the seventh consecutive year, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program has named F&M a top-producing institution. Eleven recent graduates were awarded Fulbright fellowships in 2023, the highest number in F&M history.