Private 4 Year

Rivier College

Nashua, New Hampshire

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Rivier College overview
Location Nashua, New Hampshire
Online rivier.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Rivier College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Rivier University, located in Nashua, New Hampshire, is a private Catholic liberal arts institution founded in 1933 by the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary. Situated less than an hour's drive from Boston, this university offers a serene suburban campus environment encompassed by a picturesque New England setting. Rivier's academic profile includes a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with a particular emphasis on nursing, education, business, and psychology. The university provides both traditional and online learning opportunities to accommodate a diverse student body. Rivier exhibits a selective admissions process, seeking students who demonstrate academic potential and engagement. Residential life is grounded in on-campus housing options that foster a sense of personal and academic growth. While Rivier University does support athletic teams, known as the Raiders, they are not specifically renowned for their competitive prowess in intercollegiate athletics.

In the most recent statistical year 1,629 prospective students applied, and 1,376 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 275 enrolled in the school.  1,531 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,020 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $35,445 plus fees of $1,165.












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Applications Due Oct 16, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Rivier College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,165
Room and Board $14,362
Budget for Other Expenses$2,330
Total One Year Cost$54,502

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$46,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

32% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Rivier College students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 55%
Education 11%
Business 11%
Work and Family Studies 6%
Psychology 5%

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