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.
NCAA Division III (without football)
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
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Early Decision/Early Action
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses
Most Popular Majors
Nursing Science, Education, and Practice189 Graduates
Elementary Education18 Graduates
Public Health14 Graduates
Human Development12 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities11 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration9 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.30 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.37 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses
Rivier University Reviews
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!
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!