#3 Best Private Colleges in New Hampshire

Franklin Pierce University

Rindge, New Hampshire

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Franklin Pierce University overview
Location Rindge, New Hampshire
Online franklinpierce.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Franklin Pierce University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Franklin Pierce University is an intimate, private institution established in 1962 and situated on a picturesque 1,200-acre campus in Rindge, New Hampshire, with a backdrop of Mount Monadnock and Pearly Pond at its fringe. Offering easy access to both outdoor activities and the cultural venues of nearby cities like Boston, Massachusetts, the university fosters a blend of liberal arts and professional preparation. The campus architecture is a mix of modern and traditional styles, and the university provides on-campus housing options to accommodate its student body. Known for a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, Franklin Pierce is particularly recognized for its degrees in business, health sciences, and the liberal arts. The university maintains a moderately selective admissions process, evaluating applicants holistically. Franklin Pierce does not boast a high-profile athletic program but does offer various collegiate sports teams, known as the Ravens, competing in the NCAA Division II, particularly noted in ice hockey and soccer.

In the most recent statistical year 3,145 prospective students applied, and 2,916 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 318 enrolled in the school.  1,370 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 293 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $39,055 plus fees of $4,100. Franklin Pierce University is ranked 822 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Franklin Pierce University is rated within the lower 39% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
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SAT 1020/1170
ACT 19/22
GPA 2.97

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Franklin Pierce University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$4,100
Room and Board $15,300
Budget for Other Expenses$2,200
Total One Year Cost$61,955

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$41,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

51% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Franklin Pierce University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 21%
Communication 9%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 8%
Health Professions 6%
Biology 6%

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