Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, PA)


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Franklin & Marshall College is ranked 44 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 78 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 49%
Applicants who took ACT 20%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+17%
600-69951%
600+68%

SAT Math Score

700+37%
600-69952%
600+89%

ACT Score

30-3644%
24-2956%
24+100%

Students applied7,146
Students admitted2,305
Admission rate32%

Students per faculty9

4-year graduation rate81%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$52,190
Fees$300
Room and board$13,120
Estimated book expense$1,200
Total cost$66,810

Cost after need-based aid$25,151
Cost after non-need-based aid$58,160

Average debt at graduation$26,162

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$52,700

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$41,659
Average non-need-based aid$8,650

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,249

Full-Time

Men1,066
Women1,151

Part-Time

Men16
Women16

Freshmen retained92%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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