Rivier University

country rank  1179
world rank  3686

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University Overview

Established in 1933, Rivier University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Nashua (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), New Hampshire. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Rivier University (Riv) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Rivier University (Riv) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 85 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution.

University Identity

Acronym Riv
Founded 1933
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address 420 South Main Street
Nashua (population range: 50,000-249,999)
03060 New Hampshire
United States
T +1 (603) 888 1311
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Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 429 South Main Street
Nashua 03060
+1 (603) 897 8507
800 447 4843

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Sisters of the Presentation of Mary - www.presentationofmary-usa.org

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Rivier University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • New Hampshire Department of Education
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)


  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 21 March 2018