Franklin and Marshall College
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003

Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Franklin and Marshall College is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 6,953 applications and only 2,529 students were granted admission. Franklin and Marshall College is at the #34 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Admission Requirements and Recommendations

Franklin and Marshall College uses the following list of admission requirements and recommended documents when evaluating students applications. All documents listed under the "Required" sections must be submitted with your application but those listed under the "Recommended" section are optional.

Please double check with the school to verify the current and complete admission requirements.


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Fall 2016 Applicants Statistics

The following table details the number of students who applied, admitted and erolled in Franklin and Marshall College, in Fall 2016.
Men Women Total National Avg.
Applicants 3,240 3,713 6,953
Admitted students 1,454 1,075 2,529
Enrolled students 283 356 639
Acceptance rate 44.9% 29% 36.4% 64%
Yield 19.5% 33.1% 25.3% 35%

Accepted Credits

The following table outlines which college prepartory work and life expreaince will earn you credits at Franklin and Marshall College.

Advanced placement (AP) credits
Not Accepted
Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
Not Accepted
Credit for life experiences

Application Fee

Undergrad students

Admission Deadlines

January 15

  • Regular application

February 1

  • Fall application
  • SAT Reasoning / ACT scores
  • SAT Subject score

February 15

  • Early decision applicants will be notified

April 1

  • Applicants notification date

May 1

  • Students must reply to acceptance offer

May 15

  • Transfer application (regular)

November 15

  • Early decision application

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