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Franklin Pierce University

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About Franklin Pierce University

Franklin Pierce University is coeducational, four-year, private university located in Rindge, New Hampshire. The university was founded in 1962 and enrolled approximately 1,696 undergraduate students with an additional 584 graduate students.

In addition, it gained university status in 2007 and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It was also ranked on “Forbes List of America’s Top Colleges” in the United States. The mascot of the university is the Raven and the current president is James F. Birge.

Campus information

Academic facilities include:

  • Cheney Hall (Music)
  • Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Health Science and Athletic Training Center (Health Science, Athletic Training)
  • Frank S. DiPietro Library (books, serials, DVDs, etc.)
  • Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication (Mass Communication)
  • Marcucella (Sciences/Misc)
  • Monadnock (Fine Arts)
  • Petrocelli (Graphic Communications, Social Sciences, classrooms)

Franklin Pierce University's residential undergraduate campus (The College at Rindge) is located off Route 119 in Rindge, New Hampshire, just minutes north of the Massachusetts border. Approximate driving time from New York City is 4 1/2 hours; from Boston, MA is 90 minutes; and from Keene, NH is 25 minutes. Airports are located in Manchester, NH and Boston, MA (Logan International).


  • First Year - Granite, New Hampshire & Mount Washington halls.
  • Sophomores - Cheshire Suites, Edgewood, Granite Suites and Monadnock halls.
  • Juniors - Mountain View and Northwoods Apartments
  • Seniors  - Lakeview Efficiency Apartments and Townhouses, and Sawmills Apartments

All class levels are housed separately, by designations defined as first year, sophomore, junior and senior. This is meant to promote community development within the same class and to meet the academic and social needs of each group. Besides living with peers, this arrangement allows staff from Residential Life and Student Activities to provide community events to bridge classroom learning to residential living. This intentional engagement helps students establish meaningful relationships with their peers through shared activities.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 3 Business, Management 3 Computer Science, IT 1 English Language 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1


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