Franklin and Marshall College: Narrative Description
FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL COLLEGE M-19
PO Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fandm.edu/
Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1787. Setting: 125-acre suburban campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Endowment: $311.7 million. Research spending 2003-04: $215,600. Educational spending 2003-04: $14,082 per student. Total enrollment: 1,972. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 4,070 applied, 49% were admitted. 46% from top 10% of their high school class, 77% from top quarter, 97% from top half. Full-time: 1,933 students, 46% women, 54% men. Part-time: 39 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 40 other countries, 65% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 2% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 0% 25 or older, 66% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 90% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; business/marketing; interdisciplinary studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, internships. Off campus study at National Theater Institute, School of Visual Arts, American University. Study abroad program.
Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT, SAT II: Writing Test. Recommended: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/15 for early decision plan 1, 1/15 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/15 for early decision plan 2.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $37,980 includes full-time tuition ($30,390), mandatory fees ($50), and college room and board ($7540). College room only: $4910. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $3800 per course. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.
Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 120 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities. Most popular organizations: Women's Center, Ware Institute for Community Service, College Reporter, Ben's Underground, F&M Players. Major annual events: homecoming, Spring Arts, Fall Arts. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, residence hall security, campus security connected to city police and fire company. 1,270 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Shadek-Fackenthal Library plus 1 other with 479,127 books, 527,288 microform titles, 2,278 serials, 13,055 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3.1 million. 139 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.
Metropolitan area of 300,000; vital, historic city.
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