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Franklin Pierce University

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

FPU Admissions

Consult with Franklin Pierce University's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

FPU Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of FPU's admissions stats.

FPU 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.0
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 9%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
Waitlist Yes

Franklin Pierce University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Franklin Pierce University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Info Not Available –– ––

Want to Apply Early to FPU?

FPU does not offer early decision

➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Franklin Pierce University Admissions

Transferring to Franklin Pierce University

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to FPU

FPU has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does FPU Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at FPU

What does FPU consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Interview Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with FPU for more information on admission factors.

FPU 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to FPU, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with FPU's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements test scores
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into FPU?

Students admitted to FPU have an average unweighted GPA of 3.0.

Out of all students that were admitted, 56% submitted a class rank. At FPU 9% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 25% were in the top 25% and 56% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Franklin Pierce University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA ––
3.75 and 3.99 ––
3.50 and 3.74 ––
3.25 and 3.49 ––
3.00 and 3.24 ––
2.50 and 2.9 ––
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to FPU directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

FPU does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

FPU does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Franklin Pierce University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to FPU. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in FPU during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

FPU Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to FPU?

❌ Students who are admitted to FPU must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does FPU accept transfer credits?

✅ FPU accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. FPU accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does FPU accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ FPU accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to FPU?

✅ FPU is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is FPU's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for FPU is 78%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at FPU?

❌ FPU does not offer early decision.

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FPU Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into FPU? FPU is a less selective institution. The FPU acceptance rate is 78%. This means that the institution accepts 78 out of every 100 applicants.


FPU Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

FPU SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available


Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At FPU, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.97. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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