Rivier University 1

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420 Main Street

Nashua, NH 03060

Phone: (603) 888-1311
2012-2013 Tuition
tuition and fees
rolling admission

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Regional Universities (North)

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Rivier University is a private institution that was founded in 1933. It has a suburban setting and the campus size is 68 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Rivier University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $26,905 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1933
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $29,279,528


When applying to Rivier University, 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 University 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.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 81.7% 4
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 30

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Academic Life

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77.7 percent.

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Student-faculty ratio N/A 4
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Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Rivier University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

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Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Rivier University offers a number of student services including placement service, health service, and health insurance. Rivier University 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 University, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Rivier University.

Students who have cars on campus 80%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $26,905 (2012-13)
Room and board $10,118 (2012-13)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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