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
CountyCheshire County, NH
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
173 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,257 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,828 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
429 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,739 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
518 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted85%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)440-530450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)440-550460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)420-520440-570
ACT English (25-75%)19-2419-25
ACT Math (25-75%)18-2418-25
ACT Writing (25-75%)7-86-8
ACT Composite (25-75%)16-2120-25

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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