C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B-
Franklin Pierce University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Other
Address
40 University Drive
Rindge, NH 03461

Franklin Pierce University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
830-1040
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Franklin Pierce University

Cost

Net Price
$28,363/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,851/ year
  • $30-48k
    $27,865/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,572/ year
  • $76-110k
    $35,000/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,229/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
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.23 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,465Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
42%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Athlete
    65%
  • Normal
    24%
  • Entitled
    12%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
78%
of students say they don't have Greek life.23 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.46 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Community
    53%
  • Home
    26%
  • Cold
    11%
  • Disasterous
    5%
  • Dishonorable
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
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The faculty and students are very welcoming and happy! Professors are very enthusiastic with what they teach. A few things that can be improved are the living spaces, specifically freshman communal restrooms, and the cafe food.
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Franklin Pierce has a beautiful campus that attracts students but I personally believe there are a lot of areas that need improvement. They focus heavily on athletics and student athletes while non athletes feel pushed to the side. The professors are great, but there has to be a better way to sign up for courses and a way to offer more time slots for them so schedules don't have to be so stressful. The food company, Sodexo, that caters the campus was featured on the movie "Super Size Me" so they should replace that with a healthier option since they charge students so much money to live there.
Great friends and amazing professors. Overall my professors have been available whenever needed. Learning Centers offer much tutoring. I chose Franklin Pierce University because of the Environmental Science program. I love the fact that the University is nestled in the mountains and has a lot of hiking, fishing and other outdoor activities.