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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Rivier is a private, Catholic university located in Nashua, New Hampshire in the Boston Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 908 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Rivier acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Nursing Science, Education, and Practice, Nursing, and Business. Graduating 54% of students, Rivier alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,800.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Address
420 South Main St
Nashua, NH 03060
Website

Rivier University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
880-1050
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$21,453/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$21,263/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
87%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
84%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
908Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
518
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Diverse Catholic
    33%
  • Many types of cultures
    33%
  • Unique and driven
    20%
  • Outgoing
    7%
  • Petite Bourgeois
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
58%
Poll
97%
of students say they don't have Greek life.30 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Small
    30%
  • Educational
    25%
  • Perfect
    15%
  • Community
    10%
  • Responsible
    10%
  • Fast-paced
    5%
  • Home away from home
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses
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My dealings with Rivier have been generally good. I take online courses in the Public Health program. The University and their staff have been very professional and responsive. The professors are very knowledgeable and really seem to want to help you succeed. The Tech department is very helpful, which is very important when you are taking online courses. The only thing I would change is that they don’t do any type of deferral for students on tuition reimbursement from their place of employment. So if this is your case, you will have to pay in full up front and then get reimbursed afterwards, while some schools will defer and let you pay after you get the reimbursement from your employer (which is of course, much easier). But other than that I have no complaints!
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Rivier University is small private school that offers a very immersive and inclusive experience for all of its students. Due to its size, a strong sense of community takes over the campus which is something I was truly looking for when I was deciding where to attend. The food here is OK, as a vegetarian it is sometimes hard to find options. I live on campus and am very pleased with the dorms and all of the other facilities on campus. Overall if you are looking for a home away from home, this is it!
The academics, facilities, students, and staff make the experience wonderful! My classes are so eye-opening and my professors truly want me to succeed. Great school!