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  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+
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.

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
Acceptance Rate
73%
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

Cost

Net Price
$24,900/ 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
$19,539/ 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
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
85%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
79%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 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
5
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    10%
  • On Campus
    67%
  • Online
    23%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
946Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
499
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Many types of cultures
    38%
  • Diverse Catholic
    31%
  • Unique and driven
    19%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Petite Bourgeois
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
54%
Poll
97%
of students say they don't have Greek life.33 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Small
    35%
  • Educational
    26%
  • Perfect
    13%
  • Community
    9%
  • Responsible
    9%
  • Fast-paced
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $45,400/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    51%
    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

    Rivier University Reviews

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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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    I graduated last year with my BSN! I loved Riv and my entire experience. The professors were fantastic and they were all well-established in the medical field. I had the chance to work with local hospitals, join a bunch of on-campus orgs, and got to make tons of connections that I continue to use in my career. I plan on going back and earning my MSN next year.
    Rivier is very interactive with their students as well as incredibly supportive and focused on their students accomplishments and academic achievements. Rivier University provides their students with many clinical and internship opportunities to enhance their learning experience and allows them to be involved in their community. The environment of Rivier is welcoming to all students and faculty through sporting events, academic fairs, school functions, etc. The opportunities are endless at Rivier and the environment is one that any student will succeed in.