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Franklin Pierce University

Rindge, NH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate78%
Acceptance Rate78%

About FPU

Franklin Pierce University Overview

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 1,436 students per year year, including 1,436 undergrad students. FPU offers housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Involvement at FPU

Interested in 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.

2022 FPU Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Other
Overall Acceptance Rate 78%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Average GPA 3.0
Tuition $39,055
Percent of Need Met 73%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $27,091

Is FPU a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer look at what FPU offers and if the school could be the right college for you.

FPU Acceptance Rate 2022

FPU is not difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at FPU is 78%. Last year, 5,150 students applied to FPU and 4,032 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at FPU

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

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 stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from FPU by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 68% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Check with FPU directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

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.

As of 2022, the total market value of Franklin Pierce University's endowment was $13.2 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. 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. First-year students that attend FPU full-time are awarded $27,091 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $38,237 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out 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 are interested in seeing FPU for yourself, be sure to 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

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Wondering what life at FPU is like? There are approximately 1,436 students enrolled at FPU. 89% 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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