Franklin Pierce University

40 University Drive, Rindge, NH 03461-60
Tel: (603)899-4000
Private not-for-profit | 2,257 students
Franklin Pierce is a four-year, coeducational, nonsectarian college located in the State of New Hampshire. The main campus in Rindge, New Hampshire is situated on over 1,000 wooded acres on the shore of Pearly Pond near the base of Mount Monadnock. The College also operates six Graduate & Professional Studies centers in Concord, Keene, Lebanon, Manchester and Portsmouth.

School Overview:

Franklin Pierce University
County Cheshire County, NH
Title IV Eligible Participat
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution Level Four or more years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
173 staff 115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment 2,257 students 1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,828 students 1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
429 students 137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,739 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
518 students 129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
1% 2%
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
3% 3%
% Black
3% 6%
% White
92% 84%
% Two or more races
- 2%
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
$29,950 $24,462
Out-State Tuition Fees
$29,950 $24,744
Percent Admitted 85% 64%
SAT Reading (25-75%) 440-530 450-570
SAT Math (25-75%) 440-550 460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%) 420-520 440-570
ACT English (25-75%) 19-24 19-25
ACT Math (25-75%) 18-24 18-25
ACT Writing (25-75%) 7-8 6-8
ACT Composite (25-75%) 16-21 20-25

School Notes:

  • Franklin Pierce College recognizes its highest goal to be the development of intellect and character. That which sets a Franklin Pierce education apart from others is that we demand that our students make contributions far larger than they could have hoped when they arrived.
  • Franklin Pierce College's curriculum is a blend of traditional liberal arts, pre-professional study, teacher preparation programs, and a nationally-recognized core curriculum - "The Individual and Community."
  • Physical facilities of the main campus include two modern classroom buildings (including a laboratory facility), the library, an academic services center, a campus center, six residence halls, two apartment houses, a townhouse complex, condo apartments, lakeside cabins, an administrative services building, a field house, an air frame recreation complex, a fitness center, a health center, a theatre and administration buildings. For recreation, there are many lakes and streams, including the Pearly Pond beach facility which is ideal for fishing, swimming, and sailing. There are also numerous trails for hiking, mountaineering, camping and cross country skiing.
  • Franklin Pierce College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering postgraduate instruction.

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