Tuition & Fees

$32,005

$32,005

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

19%

male

81%

female

1

teacher

-

students

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,546
Declined + 725
Total Received 2,271
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Private (nonprofit)

1,349

undergraduate students

817

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 2,166
Established in 1933
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

Nashua, NH

68-acre, suburban campus in Nashua (population: 87,882), 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 $25
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Recommended

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,546
Declined + 725
Total Received 2,271

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 Admissions
P: 603 897-8507
F: 603 891-1799
admissions@rivier.edu

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $31,040
Room $5,670
Board $5,560
Additional fees $965
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $44,435
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Other

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Valerie Patnaude
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
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
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
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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

2,166

total students

60%

in-state

40%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

62%

1,349
students

Female
81%
1,088

Male
19%
261

38%

817
students

Female
79%
649

Male
21%
168

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

63%

863
students

Female
77%
659

Male
23%
204

37%

486
students

Female
89%
429

Male
11%
57

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Student Break-down

4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

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 All
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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