Location
Rindge, NH
Undergrads
1,497
Tuition
$29,950
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 321 total reviews with an average rating of 3.0

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Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: This is rural NH, nothing is really close to the campus

3 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: Everything happens on-campus as this is rural NH

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: It's rural NH and a car is needed to go everywhere. If you're into the outdoors and athletics this is the place for you.

4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I filled out the forms and they gave me what I needed to attend. I'm surprised it went that smoothly!

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: The facilities on campus are great and improving each year. The staff does a tremendous job maintaining existing facilities. The new buildings are full of the latest technology and gadgets.

Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: No greek life, no frats or sororities

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Green Street has a ton of great options for students weary pricing. If you want better tasting food either of the downtowns have a ton of delicious options.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I know of a couple students that choose to live off-campus due to the grossly overcharged price of living on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Rindge is a small town, so options are limited. There are a few good diners around the area, as well as Dunkin Donuts and Subway but everything closes early. The one exception to that is Mr. Mike's at a gas station, the food isn't very healthy but it's the only place around open after 12

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is no Greek Life on this campus, sadly. I think having Greek Life would bring fun to the campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The school is in an area of its own. There isn't much around it besides Walmart, Dunkin Donuts, and a few gas stations. However, half an hour away is Keene, NH were there are many places to go out to eat and forty-five minutes away is Nashua, NH were there is a mall. So if you don't mind making the drive, the area isn't so bad.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is somewhat rare. Since the school is in a somewhat deserted area there isn't much around for options. However, the places that are close are reasonably priced and decently nice, but most are taken.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Can do whatever you want in the medical field with my major.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Right on the pond and by a mountain

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Just recently dropped seven of its major but we still offer a self-design major so if you don't see what you want you can create it!

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Majors: Tons of work but I am on the Pre-Med Track and the classes will be hard everywhere but the teachers are fantastic and want to see you do as well as possible.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Perfect for someone wanting a small school with a great sense of community. Its really easy to make friends too!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Nightlife: i'm a stay at home person

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: i'm hoping to qualify for a lone.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I don't like winter, so wouldn't stay

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I don't see a lot of it in my circles

3 College Freshman

Diversity: for a new england school not bad

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't have a lot of experience with it

1 College Junior

Drug Safety: No regulation what so ever. Students come to classes high, and nothing is done even when they speak about it to the professor.

1 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Horrible. Any student who doesn't drink or use drugs is forced to put up with the noise, and inconvenience of being surrounded by drunk people constantly.

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Kevin Flanders
Hometown
Monson, Mass.
Major
Mass communications
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Most students enjoyed their experiences at Franklin Pierce and stated that they would come here again. They enjoyed their classes, professors, and activities, and also spent a great deal of time hanging out with friends and engaging in outdoor activities. Students were thrilled with the educational, internship, and community service opportunities that were provided as well.

The biggest unsatisfactory element of the school for most students was the IC (Individual and Community) requirement. Most students didn't mind the first IC course, but were not thrilled about having to take the following IC courses, regardless of major or concentration, in order to graduate: College Writing 1, College Writing 2, Science 1, Science 2, The Challenge of Business in Society, American Experience, Mathematics, The Twentieth Century, Science of Society, Experiencing the Arts, and Ancient / Medieval. Most students found that being forced to take these courses actually prevented them from taking courses in their major that interested them. A typical student takes forty courses in their college career (5 per semester, 10 per year), and the University has already selected these twelve for them. This only leaves students with 28 courses to choose from in their major and minor fields, which means that every student will have to leave out a course they want to take. In addition, many of the IC classes don't even aid students. For example, paying for a math or science class seems like a waste of money for a mass communications or foreign language major, and College Writing and Ancient and Medieval classes will not be a wise use of money for a math major. That being said, the school forces all students, regardless of major, to pay for all IC classes. Finally, credits earned in IC courses are non-transferrable, so taking these courses will not earn students any credits at other schools.

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