Rivier University

420 Main ST, Nashua, United States
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Overview of Rivier University

About this school

Rivier is a private, church-affiliated college. Its 68-acre campus is one mile from downtown Nashua.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,349
    • Men:261 (19.3%)
    • Women:1,088 (80.7%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Rivier University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
1
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
1
Academic Electives
-
3

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Recommended
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
420 South Main Street
City, State, Zip
Nashua, NH  03060
Phone
(603) 897-8507
Fax
(603) 891-1799
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
68% of 2,271 applicants were admitted
Women
72% of 1,611 applicants were admitted
Men
59% of 660 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
307 (20%) of 1,546 admitted students enrolled
Women
259 (22%) of 1,154 admitted students enrolled
Men
48 (12%) of 392 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
16%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
15%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
516 average |480-550 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
10%
• Score 500 - 600
56%
• Score 400 - 500
32%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
524 average |490-560 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
11%
• Score 500 - 600
57%
• Score 400 - 500
31%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |19-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
25%
• Score 18 - 23
65%
• Score 12 - 17
10%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - Not reported
  • Room & Board: - Not reported
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported

Payment Plans


Rivier University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url
Not reported

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002586
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
246 (96.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
224 (91.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
224 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
16 (7.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$16,672
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 224 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,071
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 202 (90.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,992
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 11 (4.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
27 (10.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,518

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
888 (91.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
822 (92.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
820 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
70 (8.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$14,850
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 801 (97.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,806
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 758 (92.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,646
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 36 (4.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
105 (10.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,066

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
95%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$43,189
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, International Students, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


61

Part-Time Faculty


148

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


19%

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
175
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Rivier University provides none

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


73.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


39.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


47.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


49.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (31)


  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • History, General
  • Homeland Security, Other
  • Information Technology
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Modern Languages
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (26)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education
  • Writing

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


86,933

Nearest Metropolitan Area


68 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Boston

Weather


Temperature
7.4 average low in January, 77.3 average high in September
Rain
126 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
45 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Nashua
Nearest Train Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Lowell, Mass.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


48% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


51%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Raider
School Colors
Blue and gray

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Rivier University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student government association, campus activities board, campus ministry, student nurses association, theater club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


863

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,349
Women
1,088
Men
261

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.6% Asian
  • 3.6% Black/African-American
  • 4.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 76.4% White
  • 9.0% Unknown

International Students


Not reported

Average Age


Number of Graduate Students


808

Student Resources

Study resources