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 Concord, Lebanon, Manchester and Portsmouth, NH and Goodyear, AZ offering undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees.

Enrollment Figures: Undergraduate Students: 1,700; Graduate Students: 275; Continuing Education/On-Line Students: 1,725. International Students: 56. 50% Men / 50% Women. 7% Diversity Enrollment

Degree Offerings

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Master of Business Administration
Master of Education
Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Master of Science in Information Technology Management
Master of Science in Nursing
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Doctor of Arts in Leadership

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.
  • Home to the Fitzwater Center for Communication, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to educating leaders of conscience in public communication.
  • The Walk on the Camino (a semester-long walk through Europe) as featured in the NY Times and The Chronicle of Higher Education.
  • Home to three acclaimed institutes: The Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place and Culture; The New England Center for Civic Life; and the Fitzwater Center. 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 offers motivated students the opportunity to complete their undergraduate business degrees in just three years and graduate degree in one year.  Several PLUS options are available to new and continuing students who have a record of strong academic achievement and a desire to advance their education: 3-year Accelerated Business Degree Program3+1 Program4+1 Program and +1 Program.
  • Glassblowing is a unique program within the Fine Arts area.  Students have the opportunity to learn basic skills as well as advanced expertise in the art.  The glassblowing studio was recently upgraded with new kilns.  Students do not need to be fine arts majors to take the course.
  • Franklin Pierce has its own private volunteer fire department.  It is one of the few fully student-run fire departments in theUnited States.
  • Adventure Recreation at Franklin Pierce is designed to enhance your interaction with natural surroundings, drive personal passion, push your limits and help you develop leadership skills and confidence that will serve you in your personal and professional life. Our goal is to create quality programming that caters to the needs of a diverse student body while focusing on the elements that define personal and group “adventure”. Our Adventure Recreation staff is highly skilled, conscientious and well-experienced in bringing out the best in each participant.


The undergraduate campus in Rindge is primarily residential with over 90% of the students living on campus. Students are housed in traditional dormitories as well as suites, apartments, and lakeside townhouses.


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


Anchored between water and mountain, Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire is the kind of university you have to see to believe. Our 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 will be among the stops on your tour. During your visit you will learn about student life including our outstanding clubs, recreation and intramural opportunities and our NCAA Division II Athletic teams. You will meet current students and talk with an Admissions Counselor. Nothing compares to experiencing our campus community in person. We look forward to welcoming you to Franklin Pierce University.

Student-Guided Tours followed by Counselor Meeting
Available Monday through Saturday* at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12 Noon, 1:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, call us at 1-800-437-0048, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.  until 4:30 p.m.

*The Admissions Office is closed during holiday breaks. Please consult the Academic Calendar before scheduling a tour. The best time to visit is when classes are in session.

The Admissions Office is closed on Sundays.
The Admissions Office is closed on Saturday in the months of June through August.

Day Visit Program
The Admissions Office coordinates a visitation program for accepted students. Students have the opportunity to spend time taking a campus tour, attending a class, meeting with students, faculty and coaches, eating in the dining hall, etc. 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 1-800-437-0048 at least one week in advance to schedule your visit. (Note: The Athletic Department also coordinates visitation for student athletes.)

Franklin Pierce University

Contact Information:

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

International Contact: Stella Walling, Director of International Studies
Franklin Pierce University
Office of International Studies
40 University Drive
Rindge, NH 03461
Tel. 603-899-4147