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Franklin Pierce University is a small, private regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The nonprofit University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. Our institutional mission focuses on preparing citizens and leaders of conscience for a new century who make significant contributions to their professions and communities, whether their aspirations are local or global.
College at Rindge tuition & fees:
Yearly tuition - $30,870
Standard room (per year) $7,326
Standard board (per year) $5,220
Institutional fee - $2,350
Technology Fee - $100
Summer tuition (per credit) $365-$380
College of Graduate and Professional Studies tuition & fees:
Undergraduate Adult programs - $380/credit hr.
Master degrees - $645/credit hr.
Master Physician Assistant (MPAS) - $9,858 per term
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) - $10,003per term
Technology Fee - $100
Graduation Fee - $200
Financial Aid: FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Federal School Code for Franklin Pierce is 002575.
40 miles of maintained foot trails... this 3,165-ft. mountain summit is the most frequently climbed mountain in North America and the second most frequently climbed mountain in the world after Japan's Mt. Fuji. The "Grand Monadnock Climb" is a campuswide event in the Spring.
Cardboard Boat Regatta in the spring, and kayaking, canoeing, paddleboats, and swimming in warm months. Ice skating and hockey games with friends in the winter.
Campus Recreation & Adventure Recreation / Intramural sports
Adventure Rec. offers indoor rock climbing and rock climbing trips, sporting equipment such as kayaks and mountain bikes for rent, as well as campus community trips to local NH ski areas, mountain bike trips, kayak trips, and more. The Activity Center has tennis courts, basketball courts, an indoor soccer field, and a fitness & weight training area. Campus Recreation hosts intramural such as Volleyball, Flag Football, Rugby, Floor Hockey, Intramural Basketball & Soccer plus more!
Rindge, NH: Close to major urban and metropolitan areas:
City Name: Population: Distance from Rindge:
Keene, NH 22,420 30 min.
Fitchburg, MA 42,161 35 min.
Nashua, NH 87,735 60 min.
Lowell, MA 104,400 60 min.
Manchester, NH 109,395 60 min.
Worcester, MA 182,421 75 min.
Boston, MA 645,169 90 min.
Degrees & Certificates offered:
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Master of Business Administration
Master of Education
Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Master of Science in Nursing
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Teacher Certification: Elementary, secondary, and special
Pre-Professional: Medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, law
Study Abroad Programs: Pierce in Vienna; Pierce on the Camino; Lyon, France; Costa Rica; Beijing, China.
Library: 132,015 volumes; 13,365 serial subscriptions
Locations: Rindge, NH - (Main Undergraduate campus); Lebanon, NH; Portsmouth, NH; Goodyear, Arizona; and Manchester, NH (Graduate Centers)
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Athletic Affiliation: NCAA Division II
Team Name: Ravens
Colors: Crimson & Gray
Men: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rowing, Soccer, Sprint Football, Track & Field, and Tennis.
Women: Basketball, Bowling, Rowing, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Tennis, and Volleyball.
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Franklin Pierce University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC)... Read more...
Franklin Pierce University operates under the authority of a Board of Trustees. The Board retains ultimate control over institutional affairs in accordance with the University's charter, bylaws, mission statement, and institutional plans. The current Board consists of twenty-two members, including President Card. The Board membership reflects a broad spectrum of civic, political, educational and business interests.
Leslye A. Arsht Arlington, Virginia
Lloyd Astmann '69 Paramus, New Jersey
Patricia L. Barry Rindge, New Hampshire
Steven V. Camerino Durham, New Hampshire
Andrew H. Card, President, Franklin Pierce University | Rindge, New Hampshire
B. Jay Cooper Marion, Massachusetts
Elizabeth DiPietro Metuchen, New Jersey
Michael C.J. Fallon Chairman, New London, New Hampshire
Carleen A. Farrell ’71 Assistant Secretary, Arlington, Massachusetts/Delray Beach, Florida
Thomas Farrell '83New York, New York
Caryl Felicetta Metuchen, New Jersey
Milton E. Kahn Haworth, New Jersey
Al N. Marulli, Jr. ’69 Essex, Connecticut/Palm Beach, Florida
Patrick McHugh Hooksett, New Hampshire
Sean O'Kane Hollis, New Hampshire
Susan Pimentel Hanover, New Hampshire
Nathaniel Peirce, Clerk of the Corporation, Franklin Pierce University | Rindge, New Hampshire
Lisa Murray, Assistant Clerk of the Corporation, Franklin Pierce University | Rindge, New Hampshire
Franklin Pierce University is a member of the Association for Continuing Higher Education and the National University Continuing Higher Education Association. These organizations seek to advance the goals of adults in higher education. The University holds membership in the following organizations:
Franklin Pierce University is an educational member of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas.