Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodC
- Student LifeC
Rivier University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
NCAA Division III (without football)
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Rivier University Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Nursing Science, Education, and Practice196Graduates
- Elementary Education23Graduates
- Human Development21Graduates
- Business Administration and Management18Graduates
- Special Education and Teaching12Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities8Graduates
- Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration6Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.32 responses
After Rivier University
- Very Good123
I have nothing negative to say about Rivier University! I transferred here to Rivier as a commuter this Fall, and am so happy I did. I took Nursing pre-requisite courses at a local community college, that all trasferred over to Rivier. I have only been here for about a month and cannot believe the positive energy I have and see while attending school a few days a week. Everyone is so kind and all of my professors are very well prepared when coming to class. I have already learned so much, through more then one learning/teaching style or technique. Reviews I heard before applying to Rivier were all very positive, including peers and employers of Rivier graduate students.
- 2 months ago
I'm currently a sophomore. The last year and a half I was a nursing major. All classes I took besides my nursing 101 course were great classes and taught by some great professors. The majority of professors really care about their students and are there and very available to help you. If you keep meeting with your professors and they know you're trying, they take that into consideration when it comes to grades. The Nursing Department used to be an amazing program. Since I have been here it has gone down hill. We were told all the way up until second semester Freshmen year that we would get our RN after our junior year, however they then told us that we're the first class for that not to happen too. A lot of students chose this program because of that reason. Nursing 101 this year had a lot of people fail out. It was split into two different classes. In my class over half the people failed out. Throughout the semester, people we continuously going to academic advisers and the director as well as the dean of nursing about all the issues in both classes, yet nothing was done. These two teachers are still teacher the same course next year. The nursing department here does not communicate to their students or their families any of the changes occurring. They also do not listen to students advocating for their own education. I'm currently a public health major and have not even finished the semester but can already tell that this is far better than nursing at Rivier.
- College Sophomore
- 8 months ago
I am in my Junior Year of my psychology major with a social work minor. I am enrolled in the professional studies program evening and hybrid classes. Being a 40 year old mother of five, finally pursuing my dreams, I couldn't be happier. The professors are wonderful, the staff is amazing, and the environment is clean. I would recommend Rivier to young students and and older adults alike. There is something for everyone here at Rivier.
- 1 month ago