International Students

Franklin Pierce welcomes students from across the globe. We are a four-year, private university that offers a diverse liberal arts curriculum in a beautiful New England setting within a comfortable drive of Boston, Hartford and New York City. Overlooking a lake near Mount Monadnock, Franklin Pierce is home to 1,400 undergraduate students hailing from more than 30 states and 15 countries. Graduate programs are offered at five regional satellite campuses and online.

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Small classes, supportive faculty, and individual attention contribute to each student’s academic success and social experience. In this welcoming community, international students become more fluent speakers of English, gain skill in connecting knowledge across disciplines and develop lasting friendships.

International students at Franklin Pierce readily integrate into campus life, taking part in the honors program, clubs, theatre, music and other cultural activities as well as Franklin Pierce’s athletic teams. An active International Club provides opportunities for fellowship, trips to local cultural sites and social events that attract students from all backgrounds.


An outcomes-based General and Liberal Education curriculum empowers our students to connect their academic learning to their career and life choices.

A strong Division II athletics program, where students can either compete or join with others to cheer the Ravens to victory. Recent investments in the athletic program include new, state-of-the-art baseball and soccer fields that draw teams from across the northeast United States. Franklin Pierce also offers intramural sports.

Nationally-acclaimed academic centers that help students link theory with practical experience. These include The Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication, The Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place and Culture, the New England Center for Civic Life and a Polling Institute that involves students in presidential politics.

Friendly and helpful admissions staff who can guide you through the process of applying to Franklin Pierce and becoming part of our rich and rewarding learning community.


With an understanding that a diverse student body enriches the University Community, Franklin Pierce University welcomes applications from all countries. Nestled between mountain and lake inbeautiful southwestern New Hampshire, the Franklin Pierce campus is a secure, residential setting where international students benefit from close interaction with American students, faculty and staff. The dynamic, interactive nature of classes demands that students be actively involved, facilitating their language acquisition and cultural understanding. On this campus, international students are viewed as an asset in the University's goal of celebrating diversity.

To be considered for admission to Franklin Pierce University
we must receive the following:

1. Franklin Pierce University Application for Admission, available online.

2. Certification of Finances, available online, which outlines total University expenses for the four year period and how they will be met.

3. A personal recommendation.

4. Either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT) scores. The SAT or TOEFL score reports will be sent directly to Franklin Pierce University if you mark the institution's code (3395) on the answer sheet on the day of the test.

5. Official copies of all secondary transcripts with certified translations when appropriate.

Federal law requires that we document how you will finance your education in the United States prior to issuing the I-20 form for your student visa. International Students are eligible for consideration for scholarships up to a maximum of $10,000 per year. However, this is not an automatic award and depends upon funds available. In certain instances, it will be required that prepayment of up to one year's fees be made to the University in advance of the issuance of an I-20. Total estimated educational expenditures are available online.