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.Dive in »
Building Robots to Detect Landmines
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.
Explore, Experience, and Succeed at F&M
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.discover the city »
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.