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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    D+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    D
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
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.
40 University Drive
Rindge, NH 03461
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Other

Franklin Pierce University Rankings

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Franklin Pierce Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
970-1130
ACT Range
17-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$29,237/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$22,340/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
15
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
5
Online Bachelor's Programs
10
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    11%
  • On Campus
    76%
  • Online
    13%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,491Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
143
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
32%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Athlete
    63%
  • Normal
    21%
  • Entitled
    11%
  • Limited
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
78%
of students say they don't have Greek life.27 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Community
    48%
  • Home
    22%
  • Cold
    13%
  • Disasterous
    9%
  • Dishonorable
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
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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.
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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.