Franklin and Marshall College

Private, Four-years School Located in Lancaster, PA

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How much is the F&M tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, F&M's tuition & fees is $68,380.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $85,890 when a student lives on-campus.

F&M Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$68,380
Books & Supplies Costs$1,200
On-campus Room & Board$15,040
On-campus Expenses$1,270
Off-campus Room & Board$15,040
Off-campus Expenses$1,270
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$65,844

How Much Does it Cost to Go to F&M for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $300,891 at F&M. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $369,223. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $145,166.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$71,014$87,627$34,747
Sophomore (2024-25)$73,749$90,672$35,755
Junior (2025-26)$76,589$93,827$36,795
Senior (2026-27)$79,539$97,098$37,869
4 Years Total$300,891$369,223$145,166
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$73,749$90,672$35,755
Sophomore (2025-26)$76,589$93,827$36,795
Junior (2026-27)$79,539$97,098$37,869
Senior (2027-28)$82,603$100,488$38,978
4 Years Total$312,480$382,084$149,397
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$76,589$93,827$36,795
Sophomore (2026-27)$79,539$97,098$37,869
Junior (2027-28)$82,603$100,488$38,978
Senior (2028-29)$85,784$104,002$40,123
4 Years Total$324,515$395,415$153,765
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$79,539$97,098$37,869
Sophomore (2027-28)$82,603$100,488$38,978
Junior (2028-29)$85,784$104,002$40,123
Senior (2029-30)$89,088$107,645$41,306
4 Years Total$337,014$409,233$158,276
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$82,603$100,488$38,978
Sophomore (2028-29)$85,784$104,002$40,123
Junior (2029-30)$89,088$107,645$41,306
Senior (2030-31)$92,519$111,422$42,528
4 Years Total$349,994$423,557$162,935

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, F&M' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,875. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Pennsylvania, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $25,211.
In-StateOut-of-State
Franklin and Marshall College$68,380
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
Pennsylvania Four-years Colleges$23,498
Public Schools$14,240$19,057
Private Schools$25,211

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between F&M and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationTuition & Fees
Franklin and Marshall CollegeLancaster, PA$68,380
Allegheny CollegeMeadville, PA$54,960
Washington & Jefferson CollegeWashington, PA$28,185
Westminster CollegeNew Wilmington, PA$39,470
Susquehanna UniversitySelinsgrove, PA$57,400
Gettysburg CollegeGettysburg, PA$64,230
Elizabethtown CollegeElizabethtown, PA$36,842

Financial Aid and COA

At Franklin and Marshall College, 1,340 students (62%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $50,919.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at F&M is $34,971 for students living on-campus and $34,971 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 362 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $49,177 and the average amount of student loans is $8,059.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$85,890
COA (off-campus)$85,890
Tuition & Fees$68,380
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$17,510
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$17,510
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$34,971
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$34,971
Average Financial Aid$50,919
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,34062%$50,919
Pell Grants40419%$5,077
Federal Student Loan1,00546%$5,776
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid36271%-
Grants or Scholarships32363%$49,177
Federal Grants8216%$5,555
Pell Grants8216%$4,840
Other Federal Grants8216%$715
State/Local Grants357%$4,227
Institutional Grants32263%$47,456
Student Loan Aid27554%$8,059
Federal Student Loans24949%$5,060
Other Student Loans6112%$15,675

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

F&M's acceptance rate is 37.54%. A total of 7,720 applicants applied to and 2,898 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 510 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 17.60%.
To apply to F&M, 5 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants7,7203,681$4,039
Admitted2,8981,325$1,573
Enrolled510221$289
Acceptance Rate37.54%36.00%38.95%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)17.60%16.68%18.37%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are neither required nor recommended to apply to F&M. Its SAT score is much higher than the national average score of 1,174. The ACT score is much higher than the national average score of 25.
Average25th75th

Student Population

Franklin and Marshall College has a total of 1,990 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 949 male students and 1,196 female students attending F&M.
TotalMaleFemale
Undergraduate2,145 9491,196

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
AddressCollege Ave, Lancaster, PA
Phone717-358-3911
WEBwww.fandm.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate
Program Offered41 Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate32.00%
Yield18.99%
Student Population1,990
Graduation Rate85%
Transfer-out Rate10%
Retention Rate88%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate9 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties251 (Full-time), 35 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs730 (Full-time), 189 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$91,229
Average Staff Salary$61,536