Forward, Together.

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.

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Building Robots to Detect Landmines

A team of two cooperating robots roamed a field at Franklin & Marshall’s Baker Campus to demonstrate to an international audience their capabilities at demining war-torn areas. The robots are a result of an ongoing NATO-sponsored partnership.

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. 

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Explore, Experience, and Succeed at F&M

Research Possibilities

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.

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F&M Stories

February 9, 2024

Students Launching Students: The Unsung Heroes of Success After F&M

Senior Armina Emami provides a level of support for career-minded students through her peer-to-peer workshops focused on helping students build the best possible resume.

February 7, 2024

'A Perfect Match': Alumni Eye Surgeon on Returning to Lancaster

After graduating from Franklin & Marshall, Wenxin Wei ‘02 found himself on the other side of the country, studying a new form of eye surgery in California. Now, he’s back in Lancaster, helping legally blind patients see again.

February 5, 2024

Preparing a New Generation of Immigration Lawyers

immigration law attorney Arielle Chapnick ’14 returns to F&M to teach in the same class that inspired her career 10 years ago.