Why Franklin Pierce University?

Spring day on the Rindge campus

Like most students, you are probably exploring many options for your education, from large universities to small colleges. Franklin Pierce University prides itself on providing the advantages of a small college with the opportunities of a university. It's the best of both worlds and we invite you to learn more.

Attend classes where teaching comes alive. At Franklin Pierce University, you will become immersed in your subjects and get to know professors as mentors, advisors and friends. Four of our faculty members were recently selected as New Hampshire Professor of the Year.

Be inspired by a spectacular setting that has been described as "postcard-perfect New England" - and then take off and explore the world. Franklin Pierce offers opportunities for both. Enjoy a beautiful 1,200-acre campus anchored between mountain and lake. Then take advantage of a wealth of off-campus opportuntities, from internships in Boston and Washington, D.C., to study abroad programs.

Reap the benefits of a solid liberal arts education. Our students gain skills that can be applied right away in their chosen profession. At the same time, they gain strengths in communication, strategic thinking, creative problem solving and performing as part of a team - all of which are prized qualities for any career.

Compete as a Raven, or cheer our teams to victory from the sidelines. Franklin Pierce University competes in Division II athletics with 12 varsity sports. Our 2007 Men's Soccer Team won the Division II National Championship. Our women's team was national runner up and has five national championships to its credit. Since 2001, 14 Franklin Pierce baseball players have been selected in the Major League Draft. This total is surpassed only by Boston College among New England institutions.

We're the university built around you. Because we're comfortably-sized, our students can craft a customized educational experience. Our students quickly gain access to tools for success including internships, fieldwork and close relationships with faculty. You won't find long lines or crowded lecture halls here.


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