Franklin Pierce University (formerly Franklin Pierce College) is a private college founded in 1962. Its 1,000-acre campus is located at the base of Mount Monadnock, 20 miles from Keene, 65 miles from Boston.

Website: www.franklinpierce.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,711
Undergraduate
Students
(55.9%) 957 Women
(44.1%) 754 Men
600
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
76% of 5,642 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
2.77
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
19 average
17-20 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$52,345
Tuition and Fees
$36,900
Room and Board
$13,345
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Freshman Award
$26,482
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$41,661
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
94
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Rindge Population
 6,014
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
92% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
7.2% Black/African-American
7.2% Hispanic/Latino
1.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.6% White
6.9% Unknown
International Students
2.7% from 15 countries
First-Year Students Returning
62.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
35.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
62%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language    
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some August 31
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
40 University Drive
City, State, Zip
Rindge, NH 03461-0060
Phone
(603) 899-4050
Fax
(603) 899-4372
E-mail
admissions@franklinpierce.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
76% of 5,642 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
267 admitted students enrolled
Men
199 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
2.77
3.75 and Above
4%
3.50 - 3.74
9%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
32%
2.00 - 2.49
23%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
19 average
17-20 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 3%
Top quarter: 20%
Top half: 46%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$52,345
Tuition and Fees
$36,900
Room and Board
$13,345
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$900
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002575
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
397 (91.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
370 (93.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
370 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
85 (23.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$26,482
Need-Based Gift
Received by 369 (99.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,255
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 279 (75.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,362
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 76 (20.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
58 (13.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,726

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,193 (90.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,112 (93.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,111 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
225 (20.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$27,928
Need-Based Gift
Received by 110 (9.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,562
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 882 (79.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,526
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 193 (17.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
190 (14.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,494

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
84%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$41,661
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Communication
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Married Students, Parents of Current Students, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Other
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • History, General
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
94
Part-Time Faculty
233
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
27%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
371,115
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
100
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Elementary Education
  • Energy Management and Policy
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Sustainability Management
  • Telecommunications

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Elementary Education
  • Energy Management and Policy
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Sustainability Management
  • Telecommunications

Location and Setting


Rindge Population
 6,014
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
1,200 acres

Weather

Temperature
7.4 average low in January, 77.3 average high in September
Rain
126 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Rindge
Nearest Train Station
40 mile(s) from campus in Brattleboro, Vt.

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
92% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
8%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Crew x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x x    
Golf     x  
Ice Hockey     x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x x
Golf    
Ice Hockey    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, cross-country running, field hockey, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, outing club, wfpr radio, student senate, law club, business club
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,711
Women
957 (55.9%)
Men
754 (44.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,564
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
7.2% Black/African-American
7.2% Hispanic/Latino
1.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.6% White
6.9% Unknown
International Students.
2.7% from 15 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
600

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
62.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
35.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
41.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
43.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
62%
Average Starting Salary
62%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 5%
Law 2%
Arts and Sciences 12%
Education 1%

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