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Colleges / Franklin Pierce University

About FPU

Franklin Pierce University is a private, nonprofit school in a rural setting in Rindge, New Hampshire. FPU was founded in 1962 and now enrolls around 2,053 students a year, including 1,549 undergrads. FPU provides housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at FPU! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of FPU's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? FPU students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at FPU, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? FPU has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at FPU on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at FPU on the Student Life page.

2021 FPU Facts At-A-Glance
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Overall Acceptance Rate 78%
Average GPA 3.0
Tuition $38,100

Is FPU a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a closer look at all of these areas to get a better sense of what FPU offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

FPU Acceptance Rate 2021

It is slightly difficult to get into FPU. Around 78% of applicants get into FPU each year. Out of 5,150 applications received in 2021, 4,032 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at FPU

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

FPU's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 49%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for FPU Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 68% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

FPU's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. FPU's endowment was valued at $13.2 million in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, FPU spends about $8,216 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at FPU

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. FPU meets 73% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $27,091 a year.

Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $38,237 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at FPU. Based on this information, how does FPU sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is FPU a good school for you?

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Where is FPU?

FPU is located in the rural setting of Rindge, New Hampshire.

If you want to see FPU for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 91 to Rindge, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Manchester.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what FPU and Rindge are like without leaving home.

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College Info

40 University Drive Rindge, NH 03461-0060

Campus Setting: Rural

FPU Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to FPU is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to FPU is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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FPU Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$38,100

In State

$38,100

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Student Life

Wondering what life at FPU is like? There are approximately 2,053 students enrolled at FPU, including 1,549 undergraduate students and 504 graduate students. 88% percent of students attend school full-time, 19% percent are from NH and 81% percent of students are from other states.

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12%

Part Time

19%

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81%

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© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,053

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

78%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$38,100

Out-of-State

$38,100

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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