Rivier University

373 reviews
  1. Nashua, NH
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Rivier University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Address
420 South Main St
Nashua, NH 03060
Website

Rivier University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
SAT Range
880-1050
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$28,550/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,551/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,974/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,126/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,545/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,873/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
88%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
85%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
788Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Diverse Catholic
    40%
  • Many types of cultures
    40%
  • Petite Bourgeois
    10%
  • Unique and driven
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
76%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.32 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Small
    33%
  • Educational
    27%
  • Perfect
    20%
  • Responsible
    13%
  • Community
    7%

After Rivier University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses

Reviews

373 reviews
  • Excellent
    60
  • Very Good
    123
  • Average
    150
  • Poor
    25
  • Terrible
    15
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.
  • Freshman
  • 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.
  • Junior
  • 1 month ago