Tuition & Fees

$33,405

$33,405

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

20%

male

80%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,534
Declined + 574
Total Received 2,108
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Private (nonprofit)

1,404

undergraduate students

834

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 3728
ACT 2520

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Location

School Facts

Rivier University, founded in 1933, is a private, Catholic-affiliated university. Its 68-acre campus is one mile from downtown Nashua.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,238
Established in 1933
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Nashua, NH

68-acre, suburban campus in Nashua (population: 88,341), 20 miles from Manchester and 45 miles from Boston. Served by bus; major airport serves Boston; smaller airport serves Manchester; train serves Lowell, MA (15 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Rivier University
420 South Main Street
Nashua, NH 03060

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
17%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
66%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Recommended

Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,534
Declined + 574
Total Received 2,108

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Essay
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Valerie Leclair
Executive Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions
P: 603 897-8507
F: 603 891-1799
rivadmit@rivier.edu

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $32,440
Room $5,870
Board $5,850
Additional fees $965
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $46,325
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 603 897-8510
F: 603 897-8810
sfs@rivier.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Valerie Patnaude
Executive Director of Student Financial Services
vpatnaude@rivier.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dance, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, softball, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Joanne Merrill (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Great Northeast Athletic Conference, North Eastern Collegiate Volleyball Association
Mascot
Raiders
School colors
blue and grey

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Biology
Biology Education
Biotechnology
Business
Business Administration
Business Management
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Counseling
Counseling/School Psychology
Criminal Justice
Cybersecurity Management
Early Childhood Education
Education/Community Leadership
Educational Administration
Educational Leadership/Learning
Educational Studies
Elementary Education
English
English Education
Family Nurse Practitioner
Finance
Global Studies
Health Care Administration
History
Homeland/International Security
Human Development
Human Services
Individualized Studies
Information Technology
Information Technology Management
Liberal Studies
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Middle/Secondary Education
Nursing
Nursing Education
Nursing Practice
Political Science
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Psychology
Public Health
School Counseling
School Psychology
Social Studies Education
Sociology
Special Education
Sport Management
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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,238

total students

60%

in-state

40%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

63%

1,404
students

Female
80%
1,118

Male
20%
286

37%

834
students

Female
82%
682

Male
18%
152

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

68%

959
students

Female
76%
727

Male
24%
232

32%

445
students

Female
88%
391

Male
12%
54

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Student Break-down

3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

60%

Transfer applicants accepted

44%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 6
Countries most often represented China
Ecuador
India
Kenya
Nepal
Turkey
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Dey Barriga
Director of Global Engagement
603 897-8781
dbarriga@rivier.edu

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