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Colleges / Franklin Pierce University

FPU Student Life

FPU is on a 1,200-acre campus in a rural setting in Rindge, New Hampshire. There are many activities and organizations for FPU students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

FPU does not have fraternities or sororities.

FPU has a thriving Peer Leadership. In fact, more students participate in Peer Leadership than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at FPU include Health Sciences Club, Student Government, Honors Program and Hope Happens Here.

The FPU community comes together each year for Grand Monadnock Climb, Academic Showcase and Block Party.

FPU Housing

FPU offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of FPU students live on campus. In 2021, 90% of undergrads at FPU lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 10% of students lived off-campus or commuted to FPU. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

FPU offers coed housing and .

FPU Athletics

At FPU there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at FPU:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Golf NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Ice Hockey NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Lacrosse NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Track And Field NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Soccer NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Tennis NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2

Safety at FPU

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Franklin Pierce University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The FPU campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

FPU offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to FPU

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to FPU, take Interstate 91 to Rindge, NH. If you need to fly, book your flight to Manchester airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in New Hampshire you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore FPU's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

FPU Students

54%

Women

46%

Men

88%

Full Time

12%

Part Time

19%

In State

81%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

72%

8%

8%

5%

3%

2%

2%

0.41%

0.07%

Undergraduate Students

1,549

Graduate Students

504

Non-Resident / International Students

32

FPU Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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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

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