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Reviews 422 total reviews with an average rating of 3.1

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I enjoy the size of my college but I wish I tried harder in high school and looked into different options.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: One of the great things about my school is that it is small. I am a better learner when classes are smaller and professors are able to personally help you if need be. In bigger schools, you go to a 200+ seat lecture hall ands the professor won't know your name. Also, the fact that it is close enough to one to go home for the holidays but far enough away so that I'm not able to easily go home every weekend. My school choice has helped me grow up a lot and, honestly, I really don't know if I'd pick this school again if I had to. It'll be clearer once all four years are complete, but as of right now, I'm confident with my choice.

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: New England College is a small liberal arts school in New Hampshire. It's unique in the way that everybody knows everybody and there are really no secrets there. I would have chose NEC again but I also wish I would have looked into schools that are farther away to obtain new experiences and immerse myself in a different environment. I think that my school was great because the teachers really got to connect with students since it was not a big university. The smaller class sizes allowed for more one on one time, a better learning experience and an overall more accepted feeling in my school.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I feel like the athletes sort of show off how they perform. We have a great fan support, school spirit, and team performance

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Parties are usually located at lake view, it all depends how people are acting to determine a positive impact.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: There only trying to protect us, but they can be rude and take things to seriously

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The scholarships have helped me out a lot, but I'm having a hard time now.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Sodexo is decent, but it lacks the excitement walking in for dinner, lunch and breakfast.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: You can tell this is an old school, but it's acceptable to live in.

3 College Junior

Majors: They don't offer as many majors as they did when I first arrived at Franklin Pierce, but they also offer different ones from when I first arrived either like forensic psychology.

4 College Junior

Majors: The Social Work program is a great one. The professors are extremely helpful and they teach you so much about all of the different types of social work that a person can go into.

4 College Junior

Diversity: There are many different cultural groups at FPU. There are a lot of people from different religious and political views, the LGBT community, races, and economic backgrounds. No one is treated differently because of what thy believe or who they love.

4 College Junior

Academics: Being a Social Work major there are plenty of classes offered but it is hard to find extra help (tutors) for some classes. As a dance minor, the school does not do much for the arts so it is a struggle to get the support needed.

3 College Junior

Academics: Academics are very important obviously since it is a school...

3 College Junior

Campus Quality: Wish Campus supported the arts more, but overall Franklin Pierce is a great school with an incredible campus and faculty.

3 College Junior

Local Area: It's very isolated which can be good or bad. It all depends on the moods of students and time of year. The winter is pretty harsh, but if you can manage to get through that the rest is fun and easy!

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone on campus is extremely accepting of others, for example, the Rugby teams have openly gay/lesbian teammates and do not treat them any differently than anyone else. They also accept students that would not normally be on sports teams to begin with.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It is a great school to go to if yo enjoy nature, small class sizes, helpful faculty and staff. My favoriteexperience is Spring weekend at Franklin Pierce. Although it seems like one big party, you see how the faculty, campus safety and students interact with each other in order to keep the environment fun but safe.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Courses challenge you but not excessively that there is no way to pass. Sizes are small which is more helpful for student to get the attention needed for them to become successful.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love Franklin Pierce. I feel comfortable there.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The faculty and staff, along with students take sexual assault very seriously and try to prevent it as much as possible and help victims of sexual assault, but some administrators just recently voted against putting security cameras in the entrances of the dorms because it is a "privacy issue" while that could be an extremely beneficial precaution to preventing sexual assault.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Pierce takes a lot of pride in their sports teams and are starting to pay much more attention to the club sports now that they are becoming more sucessful (mainly Rugby).

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I've never tried to live off campus so I do not know much about it, but friends of mine who did say it was not very hard and everything was reasonable in pricing.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Rindge, New Hampshire is not the first thing you think of when you think restaurant scene... There are a couple pizza spots, a McDonalds, Taco Bell, KFC, Subway, and a dinner within about 15-20 minutes of the school...

3 College Junior

Party Scene: The party scene is very small at FPU because it is a very isolated school. It is not hard to find a good party, but transportation to some of these places can be difficult in the colder months when people don't want to walk. Drunk driving happens every now and then (but that is even too much) but other than that I would give the party scene a B

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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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