Rivier University Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#3587 of 14,131 In the World
#1038 of 2,597 In North America
#969 of 2,496 In the United States
#9 of 16 In New Hampshire

Quick Review

Religion
Roman Catholic
Acceptance rate
76%
Avg. cost to attend
$27,304 /y
Aid receiving
97%
Undergraduates
1,296
Graduates
882
Male:Female Ratio
19:81
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.rivier.edu

Rivier University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 76% 70% 78%
Applicants 1,540 414 1,126
Admissions 1,166 291 875
Freshmen enrolled full time 171 52 119
Freshmen enrolled part time 4 4

336 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

733 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
SAT/ACT Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 1574 (72%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 186 (9%)
Black or African American 155 (7%)
Asian 127 (6%)
Hispanic 94 (4%)
Two or more races 36 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 3 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$27,304/year
Average aid awarded
$19,180
Students receiving aid
97%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $25,350
$30-48K $25,293
$48-75K $26,977
$75-110K $25,582
$110K+ $25,558

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $33,410$11,430
Tuition in-state $33,410$11,430
Tuition out-of-state $33,410$11,430
Fee in-district $1,100$315
Fee in-state $1,100$315
Fee out-of-state $1,100$315

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 423
Combined charge for room and board $13,859
Room charge $7,523
Meal charge $6,336

Rivier University Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Nursing Science 149 63
Business Administration and Management, General 29 15
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 32
Psychology, General 21
Elementary Education and Teaching 14 6
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 16
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 15
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 14
Computer and Information Sciences, General 13
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor 13
Public Health, General 9 4
Special Education and Teaching, General 7 6
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 11
Computer Science 11
Education, Other 11
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 3 2 6
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 9
School Psychology 9
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 5
Finance, General 4
Homeland Security, Other 4
Human Development and Family Studies, General 4
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 4
Mathematics, General 2 2
Biotechnology 3
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 3
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other 2
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 2
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 2
Sociology, General 2
English Language and Literature, General 1
International & Globalization Studies 1
Mathematics Teacher Education 1
Political Science and Government, General 1
Grand Total 36 296 191 8
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 56% 65% 53%
  • Full-time retention rate - 70%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

Publications & Citations

Publications
336
Citations
22,286

Publication / Citation count by topic

Psychology
113 / 15,001
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
108 / 3,749
Medicine
74 / 13,538
Computer Science
64 / 2,125
Sociology
38 / 956
Clinical Psychology
34 / 13,119
Child Psychology
27 / 960
Cognitive Science
26 / 447
Mathematics
25 / 504
Business
20 / 105
Art & Design
17 / 264
Math Teachers
17 / 466
Biology
15 / 298
Engineering
15 / 57
Health Science
14 / 128
Linguistics
14 / 2,074
Special Education
13 / 281
Social Psychology
11 / 150
Economics
11 / 28
Education Majors
11 / 278
Law
11 / 150
Physics
9 / 25
Environmental Science
9 / 90
Library and Information science
8 / 12
Chemistry
8 / 31
Computational Linguistics
8 / 962
Literature
7 / 35
Materials Science
7 / 23
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
7 / 957
Information Technology
7 / 258
Audiology
7 / 152
Demography
6 / 101
Multimedia
6 / 80
Management Information Systems
6 / 7
Political Science
6 / 133
Gerontology
5 / 6
Early Childhood Education
5 / 187
Ecology
5 / 88
Communications and Public Relations
5 / 141
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
5 / 101

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 1
1992 1 0
1993 1 0
1994 0 1
1995 2 5
1996 4 5
1997 1 5
1998 7 6
1999 6 9
2000 9 19
2001 9 31
2002 11 47
2003 7 40
2004 9 93
2005 17 134
2006 4 126
2007 4 1006
2008 82 1245
2009 9 1351
2010 6 1524
2011 12 1641
2012 11 1830
2013 16 2145
2014 56 2224
2015 6 1885
2016 7 1651
2017 11 1495
2018 19 1145
2019 10 1135
2020 15 1118
2021 12 991

Notable alumni

  1. Ivan Edwards

    Ivan Edwards
    Enrolled in Rivier University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science in biology
    Occupations
    military physicianChristian ministerbusiness executivephysician
    Biography

    Ivan Edwards FRSA is an American doctor, of Ugandan-European heritage, a former pastor, and a US Air Force Reserve flight surgeon, currently serving at the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was involved in a community activist role in a neighborhood of Nashua, New Hampshire, and later organized a movement that opposed the sale of a historic cemetery in Uganda. He participates in public speaking. He is CEO and founder of Jovana Rehabilitation Medicine & Pain and IEME LLC, both located in San Antonio, Texas.

General info

Alternative names Riv
Founded 1933
Colors blue, white
Academic Calendar September to May
Total FTE staff 255
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 420 South Main St
Nashua, New Hampshire, 03060
United States
City population 91,000
Phone 6038881311

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