Franklin Pierce University

Franklin Pierce University

Institution Type: Franklin Pierce is a four-year, coeducational, nonsectarian university with approximately 1400 undergraduates located in Rindge,NH.  The University has satellite campuses in Lebanon, Manchester and Portsmouth, NH and Goodyear, AZ offering undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees.

Enrollment Figures: Undergraduate Students: 1,700; Graduate Students: 530; International Undergraduate Students: 27.  Undergraduates: 51% Men / 49% Women. 10% Diversity Enrollment

Degree Offerings

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration in Leadership
Master of Business Administration in Energy & Sustainability Studies
Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management
Master of Business Administration in Health Administration
Master of Business Administration in Information Technology
Master of Business Administration in Sports Management
Master of Education & Teacher Certification
Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Master of Science in Nursing Edcuation
Master of Science in Nursing Leadership
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Undergraduate certificates
Graduate certificates

Teacher Certification: Elementary, secondary, and art

Pre-Professional: Medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, law, and physical therapy

Unique Characteristics:

  • Located on 1200 acres with waterfront on Pearly Pond and fantastic views of Mount Monadnock.
  • The College of Graduate & Professional Studies offers advanced degrees and certificates in today’s high-deman fields – education, business administration, informatoni technology, health care, and leadership.  Multiple locations, online programs, and flexible schedules accommodate the needs of busy working professionals.
  • The Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Health Sciences and Athletic Training Center is home to the Health Sciences major, a pre-professional program providing students with the curriculum, advising, internship, and field experiences necessary for entry into graduate and professional programs including medicine, dentistry, veterinary  medicine, public health, physical therapy, pharmacy, and health care management.
  • Pierce on the Camino, featured in the NY Times and The Chronicle of Higher Education, is a study-abroad program on the Camino de Santiago that immerses students in the same journey that eight centuries of pilgrims have experienced.  Approximately 15 students participate in a one-semester long-distance walk through southern France and across northern Spain along the old pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela.
  • Home to three acclaimed institutes: The Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place and Culture; The New England Center for Civic Life; and the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to educating leaders of conscience in public communication. These institutes provide students with hands-on experience relevant to their career goals.
  • Members of the Franklin Pierce faculty have been named New Hampshire Professor of the year.
  • Accelerated business degree programs offer a motivated student the opportunity to complete their undergraduate business degree in just three years and graduate degree in one year.
  • Franklin Pierce is one of the few liberal arts schools with a glassblowing studio on campus.  Students do not need to be fine arts majors to take glassblowing courses.
  • Franklin Pierce has its own private volunteer fire department.  It is one of the few fully student-run fire departments in the United States.
  • Adventure Recreation at Franklin Pierce is designed to enhance students’ interaction with natural surroundings, drive personal passion, push limits, and help develop leadership skills and confidence that will serve them in their personal and professional lives.


The undergraduate campus in Rindge is primarily residential with over 95% of the students living on campus. Students are housed in traditional dormitories as well as suites, apartments, and lakeside townhouses.


  • NCAA Division II, Northeast 10 Conference
  • Men’s Intercollegiate Varsity Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rowing, Soccer, Sprint Football  (Collegiate Sprint Football League), Tennis, Track and Field
  • Women’s Intercollegiate Varsity Sports: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Rowing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball
  • Mascot: The Raven “Rocky the Raven”


Anchored between water and mountain, Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH, is the kind of university you have to see to believe. Breathtaking scenery provides the setting for student engagement in small classes taught by dedicated faculty. The freshman residences, our 72,000 square foot recreation center, the glassblowing facility, and the impressive Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication are among the stops on every tour. Visitors learn about student life including outstanding clubs, recreation and intramural opportunities, and NCAA Division II Athletic teams. The tour allows prospective applicants to meet current students and talk with an Admissions Counselor. Nothing compares to experiencing our campus community in person.

Student-Guided Tours followed by Counselor Meeting
Tours are available by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment, call (800) 437-0048.  The Admissions Office is open from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

During the school year, tours are Monday through Friday – and some Saturdays – at 10 am, 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, and 2 pm.  Summer tours run Monday through Friday at 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 12 noon, and 1 pm.

The best time to visit is when classes are in session.  The Admissions Office is closed every sunday; on Saturdays during the months of June, July, August, and January; and during the holiday breaks.

Day Visit Program
The Admissions Office coordinates a visitation program for accepted students. Students have the opportunity to spend time experience campus life, including taking a campus tour, attending a class, meeting with students, faculty and coaches, and eating in the dining hall. Class visits are available Monday through Friday during the months of October, November, February, March and April. All visits are subject to availability. Please contact the Admissions Office at (800) 437-0048 at least one week in advance to schedule a visit. (Note: The Athletic Department also coordinates visitation for student athletes.)

Franklin Pierce University

Contact Information:
Franklin Pierce University
Office of Admissions
40 University Drive
Rindge, NH 03461
Tel. 800-437-0048 | 603-899-4050
Fax: 603-899-4394