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  • Franklin Pierce College
  • General Address :
  • 20 College Rd
    Rindge, New Hampshire 03461
    Phone: (603) 899-4000
  • Institution Type :
  • Private , 4-year
  • Student Population:
  • 1,000-5,000 students

  • Awards Offered:
  • Certificate
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  • About the School:
  • Franklin Pierce College offers a student-centered higher educational opportunity to individuals committed to academic and personal achievements. The College�s academic program is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences - traditional, relevant disciplines vital to contemporary society. A distinctive element of the College is its core curriculum, Individual and Community, the spirit of which pervades the academic culture of the College. The hallmark goal of Franklin Pierce College is to prepare its students to function well as citizens and leaders of a democratic society. The College recognizes no limits to the potential of its students for future achievement.
    Franklin Pierce College admits students with varying levels of past achievement, and, by requiring them to become actively engaged in their own learning, encourages habits of thought and conduct which promote a lifetime of intellectual and personal growth.
    The main campus in Rindge serves persons who wish to pursue baccalaureate education in a full-time residential setting. In addition, the Division of Graduate and Professional Studies serves those throughout New Hampshire, who seek professional advancement and improvement in the quality of their lives through undergraduate and graduate studies. In all locations, study within one of the disciplines prepares a student for further formal education or for direct entry into a career field. Co-curricular programs, designed to respond to the social, moral, and physical dimensions of development, complement and support the academic programs.
    Franklin Pierce College is committed to serving as an educational, intellectual, and cultural resource for the citizens of our region. The College affirms that learning, personal development, and service to others are lifelong commitments requiring continuous initiative. The College, therefore, strives to impress this realization on all its students.
  • Admission information :
  • Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $40
    Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
    Number of applicants3,5461,7961,748
    Percent admitted85%82%88%
    Percent admitted who enrolled18%19%17%
    Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
    Secondary school GPAX
    Secondary school rankX
    Secondary school recordX
    Completion of college-preparatory programX
    Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
    Test Scores: Fall 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
    Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
    Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
    *  25% of students scored at or below
    ** 25% of students scored above
    • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
    • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
    SAT Critical Reading440530
    SAT Math440550
    SAT Writing420520
    ACT Composite1621
    ACT English1924
    ACT Math1824
    ACT Writing78
  • Tuition and Fees :
  • Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    Tuition and fees$28,800$29,450$29,950$31,0003.5%
    Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,20020.0%
    Living arrangement
    On Campus
    Room and board$10,100$10,620$11,260$11,5983.0%
    Off Campus
    Room and board$10,100$10,620$10,620$10,598-0.2%
    Off Campus with Family
    Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    On Campus$42,100$43,270$44,410$45,8983.4%
    Off Campus$43,000$44,270$44,770$45,8982.5%
    Off Campus with Family$32,900$33,650$34,150$35,3003.4%
  • Financial Aid Information:
  • Financial Aid Office Phone: (603) 899-4180
    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Any student financial aid1544100%————
    Grant or scholarship aid544100%$9,820,815$18,053
    Federal grants16631%$713,104$4,296
    Pell grants16530%$642,704$3,895
    Other federal grants7514%$70,400$939
    State/local government grant or scholarships9017%$94,270$1,047
    Institutional grants or scholarships47888%$9,013,441$18,857
    Student loan aid47788%$3,852,795$8,077
    Federal student loans47587%$2,960,261$6,232
    Other student loans6913%$892,534$12,935

    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Grant or scholarship aid11,40281%$25,025,026$17,850
    Pell grants42424%$1,629,636$3,843
    Federal student loans1,16267%$8,404,617$7,233

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