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- Party SceneB+
- Campus FoodD
- Student LifeC+
Franklin Pierce is a private university located in Rindge, New Hampshire. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,491 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Franklin Pierce acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Health Service Preparatory Studies, Business, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 50% of students, Franklin Pierce alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,100.
NCAA Division II (without football)
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses
Most Popular Majors
Health Service Preparatory Studies59 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration47 Graduates
Sport and Fitness Management26 Graduates
Environmental Science12 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.27 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.50 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
Franklin Pierce University Reviews
The best part about FPU, for sure, is the community. Everyone on campus is welcoming, loving, and personable. The support and positivity that run through campus are unmatchable. Another great aspect is the classroom. The class sizes are reasonably small which allows students to create a professional relationship with their professors. All the professors care about the well-being of their students and are deeply invested in quality education. Campus food might not be the selling point, but the people who make and serve it definitely are! Many of our staff also create bonds with students, such as the dining hall staff. Some of them even go as far as joining sports events to cheer on students or catch lunch with them at our local diner. Dorming is better than the food but not as good as some state schools I've seen. Although each year you advance, your housing is improved. Therefore, senior year housing is definitely the best on campus. In the end, I'll definitely be sad when I leave.
Absolutely love Franklin Pierce University! Beautiful campus, amazing professors, great academics, and wide variety of athletics. It's very clear that you are seen as more than a number- everyone takes the time to know each other and go out of their way to be friendly. Such a positive atmosphere!
I really enjoyed FPU. They allowed me to grow into the person I wanted to be. The campus is a community, everyone is so happy and welcoming. You will always walk by other students/faculty and get a warm greeting. I call FPU home. They have unbelievable professors that are willing to work with you no matter what. They encourage students to get involved in the campus and culture that is there if you do not, then it does become hard to make valued friendships. There are SO MANY opportunities to get involved; from student government to clubs, to community service to work on and off-campus. I think the one thing I would change is housing. Freshman dorms are very rough, but I guess that is anywhere.