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Want the scoop on Rivier University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Rivier offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Rivier University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Rivier University was awarded 11 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

Rivier is ranked #958 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list.

Rivier is also ranked #7 out of 13 schools in New Hampshire.

See all of the rankings for Rivier University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Rivier?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Rivier University is a competitive 68%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Learn more about Rivier University admissions.

Rivier University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Rivier University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access student will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Rivier University is 27%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  27 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Rivier University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 73% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Rivier University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  73 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Rivier the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 40%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  40 out of 100

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Rivier University Is Not Very Diverse

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,426 undergraduates at Rivier with 908 being full-time and 518 being part-time.

Rivier Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 15.47 out of 100, Rivier is one of the least diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  15.47 out of 100
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How Much Does Rivier University Cost?

The overall average net price of Rivier is $23,922. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Rivier

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$21,794 $22,523 $23,228 $24,910 $25,052

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Rivier, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Rivier, approximately 93% of students took out student loans averaging $9,328 a year. That adds up to $37,312 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Rivier is 4.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Rivier Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Rivier with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $45,400 in their early years. This is good news for future Rivier graduates since it is 11% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Rivier University make the most money.

Location of Rivier University

Located in Nashua, New Hampshire, Rivier University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of Rivier University

Contact details for Rivier are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 420 South Main St, Nashua, NH 03060
Phone: 603-888-1311

Rivier University Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, students from 29 majors graduated from Rivier University. Of these students, 333 received undergraduate degrees and 354 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 174 $64,300
Business Administration & Management 17 $41,300
General Psychology 15 $30,400
Teacher Education Grade Specific 12 $29,500

Learn more about the majors offered at Rivier University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Rivier

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 1,032 students took at least one online class at Rivier University. This is a decrease from the 1,515 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,032 750
2016-2017 1,515 648
2015-2016 1,703 834
2014-2015 1,246 649
2013-2014 919 526

Learn more about online learning at Rivier University.

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