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Rivier College is a private institution that was founded in 1933. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,437, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 68 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Rivier College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 133. Its tuition and fees are $25,710 (2011-12).
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The Sisters of the Presentation of Mary founded Rivier College in 1933 to educate the daughters of mill workers in Nashua. Though coed today, the College still focuses on community service. Education and nursing are our largest majors, business serves management needs in this urban region, and our newest offering-criminal justice-will have the same commitment to community concerns. The College educates not only traditional resident students and commuters but also non-traditional students, who pursue graduate and undergraduate degrees in the evening. While service to community is at the center, the College insists on a strong liberal arts core that educates the whole person, including the spiritual dimension.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to Rivier College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is November 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 30. The application fee at Rivier College is $25. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 81.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||81.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 30|
The student-faculty ratio at Rivier College is 15:1, and the school has 61.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Rivier College include: Nursing Practice; Education, General; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77.0 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||42|
|Five most popular majors for 2011 graduates|
Rivier College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,437, with a gender distribution of 15.9 percent male students and 84.1 percent female students. At this school, 42.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 58.0 percent of students live off campus. Rivier College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Rivier College offers a number of student services including placement service, health service, and health insurance. Rivier College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Rivier College, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Rivier College.
|Students who have cars on campus||80%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$25,710 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$9,798 (2011-12)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data