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Franklin & Marshall College

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
With faculty who excel in their fields as close guides and mentors, every Franklin & Marshall student has the opportunity to be creative, test values, and research theories beyond the classroom. A 9:1 student-faculty ratio gives students a high level of access to professors in 58 fields of study, and many faculty members collaborate with students on research that often leads to publication with student coauthors.

Bachelor's programmes



The College was established in 1787 with a gift of 200 British pounds from Benjamin Franklin. On July 16 of that year, students who gathered in the humble surroundings of a brew house on Lancaster's Mifflin Street became the first class at the institution that would become Franklin & Marshall College.


Franklin & Marshall College is a residential college dedicated to excellence in undergraduate liberal education. Its aims are to inspire in young people of high promise and diverse backgrounds a genuine and enduring love for learning, to teach them to read, write, and think critically, to instill in them the capacity for both independent and collaborative action, and to educate them to explore and understand the natural, social and cultural worlds in which they live. In so doing, the College seeks to foster in its students qualities of intellect, creativity, and character, that they may live fulfilling lives and contribute meaningfully to their occupations, their communities, and their world.

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Student Life

Campus life

220 acres, including 26 acres under new development. In addition, the College has a campus in Bath, England, for its Advanced Study in England program, and the College has a partnership with the 85-acre Millport Conservancy for research, teaching and field study.


Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States