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Franklin & Marshall College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1787
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,028
Environment: Urban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

PO Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604

Website

http://www.fandm.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@fandm.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Dennis Trotter
Admissions office telephone: (717) 291-3953
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://admission.fandm.edu/admission/process.asp Tuition deposit: $500 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: N/A
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 4
Social studies 1 3
History 2 3
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: February 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 46%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 46%
Total applicants: 4,059
Total acceptances: 1,853
Total freshman enrollment: 524
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 2,045
Male acceptances: 894
Male freshman enrollment: 250
 
Female applicants: 2,014
Female acceptances: 959
Female freshman enrollment: 274
Out-of-state freshmen: 71%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 1,332
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 1,011
Students enrolled from waiting list: 76

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 58%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 84%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 98%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 34%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 71%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 73%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 580 – 670
Math: 600 – 690
Combined: 1180 – 1360

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 14.2% 20.2%
600-699 53.2% 59.5%
500-599 30.0% 19.5%
400-499 2.3% 0.8%
300-399 0.3% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: N/A
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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