Franklin Pierce University

Franklin Pierce University

Franklin Pierce College is a four-year, private, liberal arts college located in Rindge, New Hampshire. It was founded in 1962. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. It enrolls students from over 30 U.S. states and more than 20 international countries.

Franklin Pierce College's athletics department sponsors more than 20 men's and women's sports teams. The teams participate in the NCAA Division II and in the Northeast 10 Conference. They participate in sports like crew, cross-country, baseball, basketball, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer and tennis.

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Contacting Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce University
40 University Drive
Rindge , NH 03461-0060
General Phone: (603) 899-4000

Franklin Pierce Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management200business management, accounting, accounting and finance, financial management, human resources, international business, MIS, management information systems, sales and marketing ...
Liberal Arts92American studies, English, general studies, liberal arts and humanities, interdisciplinary studies, anthropology, political science and government, history
Media48mass communication, advertising
Therapy and Counseling41psychology, physical therapy
Security and Law Enforcement39criminal justice and administration
Family and Social Work24social work
Computer Science and Engineering22information science, computer science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy21sports and fitness management
Education and Teaching19education
Art Studies12arts management
Photography and Commercial Art12commercial art
Fine Arts8fine arts
Conservation and Resource Management7environmental science
Drama and Performing Arts5drama

Number of programs and degrees for Franklin Pierce in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree42831
Associate's degree378
Master's degree725
Doctor's degree - professional practice321

Franklin Pierce Student Body

In 2007-2008, Franklin Pierce had a total enrollment of 2,615 students (2,379 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 52%
Women 44%
Full-Time 91%
Part-Time 9%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 80%
Graduate 20%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Asian 9%
Unknown 91%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 30%
20-21 27%
22-24 12%
25-29 9%
30-34 4%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Hampshire15%
New York9%
Rhode Island5%
New Jersey4%
(International Students)2%

Franklin Pierce Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %
Part-Time 20 %

Franklin Pierce Room and Board (2007)

Franklin Pierce offers campus housing for 1,482 of its 2,379 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Rindge, New Hampshire for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Hampshire Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Franklin Pierce Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440540
SAT Math440540
SAT Writing440530
ACT Verbal1722
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT97%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT3%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Franklin Pierce Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 28,000
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 28,000
Room and board $ 9,200
Room charge $ 5,200
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,000
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,484

Financial Aid:
Franklin Pierce participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 257500)

Franklin Pierce Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track5641

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year19$71,25511$72,583
Associate professorcalendar year21$56,6599$73,745
Assistant professorcalendar year14$57,53019$61,409
Instructorcalendar year1*2*
Lecturercalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year56$61,17341$65,985

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Franklin Pierce Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Northeast 10 Conference
Baseball Northeast 10 Conference
Track Northeast 10 Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports207090

Franklin Pierce Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Arts Management

Business And Management
Accounting and Finance
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, Other

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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What Sets Franklin Pierce Apart:

Dorm rooms per full-time student
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% of degrees in business and management
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Top 12%Franklin Pierce % of degrees in business and management
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Franklin Pierce % of degrees in security and law enforcement
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 17%Franklin Pierce % of degrees in computer science and engineering
% students on athletic fin. aid
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Top 17%Franklin Pierce % students on athletic fin. aid
% of degrees in media
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Top 17%Franklin Pierce % of degrees in media
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Top 18%Franklin Pierce Number of degree programs

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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