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| I went to FPC during the era of Ray Oakes and he was the difference for most of the students. Most alumni are watching as the college, now a university, burns down, but many of us remember fondly days in the basement or time on the mountain. |
|Oct 30 2012|| 4th Year Male --
Class 1995 |
|Not so bright|
| Franklin Pierce is a great school to go to. If you enjoy being outside a lot then this is the school for you. The school offers numerous outdoor activities that you can attend very cheaply. Kids always complain that there is nothing to do on campus, but it is because they do not look for anything. If your coming from a busy crowded area Pierce is wide open and a very relaxed place to be. You need to like to cold since it gets very cold here, so if you don't ski you should learn. The only bad thing is the food sucks.|
The class sizes are great. No more than 20 -25 kids per class except for lectures, but all the teachers know who you are. The one on one time with the teachers is great. It is not hard to get in touch with them if you have a question. Class work is not too hard, but that also depends what classes you are taking.
Over all if you like an easy going area and meeting very chill people pierce the place.
|Mar 29 2011|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2014 |
|Not so bright|
| Franklin Pierce University is a pretty good school. If you choose to attend here, I highly suggest that you do so for academic purposes and not for parties and a night life. The campus is in rural New Hampshire, surrounded by tiny towns, and is 30-45 minutes from the nearest "population center." Most of the campus social life is based around extra curricular activities and sports. Furthermore, the winters are really bad in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire, so if constant snow storms aren't your thing, then FPU probably isn't your school. |
That aside, I think FPU is great. The rural setting, beautiful landscape (such as the second most climbed mountain in the world being visible from the center of the campus as well as the campus being built on a lake), and the local wildlife make for a calm and relaxing academic atmosphere. The professors are well educated and good at what they do, especially in the political science department (4 out of 5 of the most recent valedictorians were political science majors). There are amazing study abroad programs in Greece and Austria as well as a semester-long walk across Europe available to all students.Long story short, FPU is a great college to attend. Come looking for the academics, though, because the party life isn't here.
|Oct 20 2009|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2011 |