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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    D
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  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 1,582 undergraduate students. The Franklin Pierce acceptance rate is 81%. Popular majors include Health Service Preparatory Studies, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 43% of students, Franklin Pierce alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,400.
About Franklin Pierce University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Other
Address
40 University Drive
Rindge, NH 03461
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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
81%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
870-1070
ACT Range
17-20
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$29,136/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,357/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,080/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,366/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,200/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,555/ year
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Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,582Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
42%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
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  • Athlete
    58%
  • Normal
    21%
  • Entitled
    11%
  • Limited
    5%
  • Stressed
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
76%
of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.48 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Community
    48%
  • Home
    24%
  • Cold
    14%
  • Disasterous
    10%
  • Dishonorable
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
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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My experience at Franklin Pierce University has been great, thus far. I've met many people who have taught me valuable life lessons on this small campus. It's easy to walk from class to class, as it only takes a couple of minutes to get to each building. There are a number of different clubs that host events each weekend to encourage student involvement and socialization. The scenery is beautiful, with a great view of Mount Monadnock and Pearly Pond. However, the cafeteria food is average, and could improve with better funding. I would like to see an improvement as far as the cafeteria providing alternative food options for those who are on special diets.
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I have learned numerous great ideas and life lessons while attending Franklin Pierce. Coming in as a freshmen it was a major culture shock because I had been raised in an urban setting for my entire life prior. This school has an isolated rural setting that allows for a peaceful experience. There are an immense amount of academic help opportunities, and this proves that this school takes great pride in their work. Athletics is a big aspect of FPU because almost half of the student population is affiliated with a sports team on campus. the food in the cafeteria is the one aspect that the school must update, and many of the students have requested new options. Ultimately, this school takes great pride in every aspect of its campus life.
I enjoyed Franklin Pierce very much. However, this is based upon other students I met and the activities I were involved in. But, their staff was nothing special. There are a few great professors that would do anything to help you and support you. But you live on campus all four years (if you choose, most all students do because there is limited off campus housing) and their residential life staff is very rude and not helpful on helping you grow as a person within a community.