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Franklin Pierce University

Rindge, New Hampshire

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Franklin Pierce University

Private 4 Year

About Franklin Pierce University

Franklin Pierce University is a private university in rural Rindge, New Hampshire. It was founded as Franklin Pierce College in 1962, combining a liberal arts foundation with coursework for professional preparation.

The school gained university status in 2007 and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The university has an enrollment of 1,400 students and overlooks Pearly Pond, just a few miles from Mount Monadnock. The campus covers approximately 1,200 acres (4.9 km2). Kim Mooney is the current president of Franklin Pierce University, replacing outgoing president Andrew Card in August 2016. The university also operates the College of Graduate and Professional Studies with campuses in Manchester, Portsmouth, and Lebanon, New Hampshire, as well as Goodyear, Arizona. The College at Rindge houses three institutes: the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication, named for Marlin Fitzwater; the Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place, and Culture; and the New England Center for Civic Life.


Located in Rindge, New Hampshire.

40 University Drive, Rindge, NH, 03461-0060, Cheshire County

Franklin Pierce University Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2022 Best Colleges in America

#1128 of 6828

2022 Best Colleges in New hampshire

#8 of 41

2022 Best Private Colleges in New hampshire

#4 of 27

Most Popular Majors

Out of 21 majors categories at Franklin Pierce University, the 5 most popular are listed below.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Franklin Pierce University within four or six years.

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