Location
Rindge, NH
Undergrads
1,497
Tuition
$29,950
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 304 total reviews with an average rating of 2.9

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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.

1 College Junior

Athletics: Don't play baseball? Don't go to FPU. Every other sport is ignored, baseball players are treated like royalty, and the education falls short. Unless you're trying to be a major league athlete, don't come to FPU.

1 College Junior

Nightlife: Too much drug use and underage drinking. The baseball players are seemingly invincible to staff and police. Those who are at Franklin Pierce for strictly an education and not to get drunk and high every weekend fall between the cracks, and are forced to deal with the close quarters and drunk fools every weekend and every night.

2 College Junior

Academics: Being a CJ major is not all it's cracked up to be. The classes offer basic knowledge, and most of the participants are interested in one aspect of the system. Legal classes are not offered, and the focus is on upcoming corrections and police officers. Not a wide range of opportunities for internships, better to find one on your own.

1 College Junior

Academics: Professors are uninterested in their classes, horrible at using the online system, and do not consistently email students back. The teachers that care and are happy in their jobs, are awesome, but they are few and far between.

1 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Not much available, high prices.

1 College Junior

Transportation: A car is necessary unless you stay on campus all the time.

1 College Junior

Health & Safety: The main purpose of campus security is to bust parties, and give parking tickets to undeserving students. They're a joke!

1 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Fast food and a bar...

1 College Junior

Weather: Unless you like cold winters, FPU is not for you.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Is not a big so it is limited to certain things

2 College Freshman

Computers: There have been quite a few occasions where the wireless internet does not work for students, and it takes longer than it should to get the network back up and running. Also when the network is up and running, it runs very slow and disconnects and reconnects at inconvenient times.

College Freshman

Drug Safety: Students smoke in the freshman dorms, but no one is ever "caught" because the smell illuminates the hallway and sometime sit is hard to narrow down exactly what room the smell is coming from, unless you live in that hallway and know who it is.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The campus shuttle brings students to the stores around campus so they can get what they need, and has a few pick up spots on campus for students.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Although quiet hours are set in place at a specific time every night, people are still loud and the CA's just ask for those students to quiet down, but usually they do not quiet down but there are no consequences for their actions and it affects other students in the long run who have early classes who cannot sleep because of how much noise others are making in the hallways.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: the only place that is advertised to have a student discount at off-campus dining areas is Subway, where they offer a free drink with the purchase of a foot-long sandwich.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms are not kept very clean, the people who clean the buildings now that it is closer to the end of the year have started to act as if they do not care and they make it less of a priority to clean the halls and the bathrooms like they did at the beginning of the year. Also when you walk out of the buildings after a snow storm, you have to walk through slush or the snow that is there until it is mated down from all the people in the building walking through it, because the snow is not cleared for the students and it becomes a hazard for everyone walking out of the buildings because you automatically start to slip and slide on the snow.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are great ranges of students who are of different ethnic backgrounds, and religious backgrounds on campus.

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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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