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Rivier University
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  • 4 Year
  • NASHUA, NH

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade B minus
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade C
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

420 SOUTH MAIN STREET
NASHUA, NH 03060
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
From Rivier University

Your Future Starts at Rivier University.

Rivier, an NH university, is unlike any college in New Hampshire. We are focused on providing you with a holistic education—an education that focuses on your innate strengths and talents to help you achieve your greatest potential.

The Rivier campus is filled with people like you. Each brings their own personal experience and perspective together to encourage, share, support, and ultimately make a difference in the world.

A Rivier education fosters critical thought, sound judgment, and respect for all people. Hands-on learning and professional development programs prepare you for success in the workforce. The University offers an innovative Employment Promise Program, the only one of its kind in New Hampshire, that supports you even after graduation.

New for 2020

Rivier will open a new, 35,000-square-foot Science and Innovation Center in Fall 2020 featuring state-of-the-art laboratories, equipment, learning spaces, and technology.

Upcoming Events

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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
75%
SAT Range
880-1050
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$25,068 / 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
$20,671 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 21 responses
86%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 35 responses
80%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 35 responses

Majors

Spotlight on Nursing

Rivier has the largest pre-licensure undergraduate nursing program in New Hampshire and has been a regional leader in nursing education for more than 30 years. Our Nursing faculty are highly qualified nurse educators and practitioners, and our state-of-the-art Sim Labs provide you with hands-on learning experiences, preparing you to become an accomplished and confident RN.

Online

Online Programs Offered
10
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
2
Online Bachelor's Programs
8
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    49%
  • On Campus
    49%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
943 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
495
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Many types of cultures
    39%
  • Diverse Catholic
    28%
  • Unique and driven
    17%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Petite Bourgeois
    6%
  • Stressed
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
52%
Poll
97%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 34 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
  • Small
    38%
  • Educational
    25%
  • Perfect
    13%
  • Community
    8%
  • Responsible
    8%
  • Fast-paced
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
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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