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Study at 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 Course Topics. 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.

Profile of Franklin Pierce UniversityStudents attend Franklin Pierce in Rindge, NH, a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Franklin Pierce degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in business and management and security and law enforcement.

Franklin Pierce Selectivity

Franklin Pierce is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 440. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 430 and 535.

Student Enrolment

There are 2, 615 students at Franklin Pierce .

Student Life
The school has a residential or campus feel. Franklin Pierce offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Franklin Pierce values student athletics, and belongs to the Northeast 10 Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Franklin Pierce College offers a student-centered higher educational opportunity to individuals committed to academic and personal achievements. The Colleges academic program is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences - traditional, relevant disciplines vital to contemporary society. A distinctive element of the College is its core curriculum, Individual and Community, the spirit of which pervades the academic culture of the College. The hallmark goal of Franklin Pierce College is to prepare its students to function well as citizens and leaders of a democratic society. The College recognizes no limits to the potential of its students for future achievement. Franklin Pierce College admits students with varying levels of past achievement, and, by requiring them to become actively engaged in their own learning, encourages habits of thought and conduct which promote a lifetime of intellectual and personal growth. The main campus in Rindge serves persons who wish to pursue baccalaureate education in a full-time residential setting. In addition, the Division of Graduate and Professional Studies serves those throughout New Hampshire, who seek professional advancement and improvement in the quality of their lives through undergraduate and graduate studies. In all locations, study within one of the disciplines prepares a student for further formal education or for direct entry into a career field. Co-curricular programs, designed to respond to the social, moral, and physical dimensions of development, complement and support the academic programs. Franklin Pierce College is committed to serving as an educational, intellectual, and cultural resource for the citizens of our region. The College affirms that learning, personal development, and service to others are lifelong commitments requiring continuous initiative. The College, therefore, strives to impress this realization on all its students. "

Franklin Pierce Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management207business management, accounting and finance, sales and marketing, accounting, MIS, financial management, management information systems, international business, . . .
Liberal Arts86general studies, history, American studies, anthropology, political science and government, English, liberal arts and humanities, sociology
Security and Law Enforcement50criminal justice and administration
Therapy and Counselling42physical therapy, psychology
Media34mass communication, advertising
Family and Social Work34social work
Computer Science and Engineering24computer science, information science
Photography and Commercial Art15commercial art
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy13sports and fitness management
Art Studies9arts management
Fine Arts8fine arts
Drama and Performing Arts7drama
Conservation and Resource Management5environmental science
Education and Teaching3Education
Contact: Franklin PierceFranklin Pierce University

40 University Drive

Rindge, NH 03461-0060

General Phone: (603) 899-4000


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