Rivier University
Nashua, NH, USA

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Rivier University
3.79 Average Rating

Julie from Salem, NH

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Located in a beautiful small tight knit community.
Small class sizes with professors and advisers always willing to help.
Challenging academics that fully prepare you for your career.
Tips for prospective students
Come take a tour of the school to see if it is right for you! Always try your best and don't skip class.
Academic Rigor
The classes are challenging. Teachers expect you to be at every class and do all of your work. If you try your best and hardest, you will be successful. If not then your grade will reflect that.
Dorm Life
The dorms are comparable to any other school. If you keep them clean and nice, they are so. There are lots of great people at Rivier-it's a wonderful place to live!
Food and Dining
Rivier has the life-saving late night. You can get your deep-fried fix or your snack fix when your up studying late!
What to do for fun
There is a lot of night life in Nashua. Also, the Muldoon Fitness Center is newly renovated and I love working out there!
Bang for the buck
Rivier is a private college, and as I'm sure you know most private colleges are far more expensive. However, there are a lot of ways to receive assistance at Rivier and I would highly recommend this school. You could not get a better education at another school. There are about 15-28 students in each of my classes. This is VERY beneficial. Whenever I have a question about something it is easy to get in contact with my professors because they know me by name.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There are floor wars which are when the floors compete in games to receive prizes. There is always something going on on campus.
Great for these types of students
This school is great for students who want small class sizes and want to be more than just a number.
Clubs and Activities
There are lots of clubs and activities to sign up for including Habitat for Humanity, Student Government and many others!
Greek Life
There is no Greek life here.
Campus Safety
You can call a safety officer at anytime from just about anywhere in the school for assistance. They are really nice and speedy!
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China

accepted here and planning to attend soon
2 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
The professors are actually willing to go out of their way to help students learn.
Will enjoy being here
Everyone at Rivier is very friendly and accepting. The teachers are willing to go out of their way to help students. The campus is also structured better so that you don't have to walk at least a mile a day, like at some colleges. The college is even close to a lot of things, there is a mall and the beach only about an hour away.
Bang for the buck
Rivier might seem expensive at first, but its a really good deal if you consider the great education and that it's a private college.
Great for these types of students
Majors in: Nursing, English
Studious, serious about learning, friendly
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Sarah from Nashua, NH

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The faculty and staff at Rivier College are the most compassionate and willing to aid group of educators that I have even been lucky enough to know. I have never felt out of place, or ashamed of asking any question regardless of the class. The faculty/staff at this institution are always happy, smiling, and in positive moods. They not only go out of their way, sometimes driving an hour or more, to come to campus at a convenient time that works for me- all to assist me in understanding the course material.
Am enjoying being here
There is always something going on, on campus. The Student Government Association hosts really neat events and activities for all resident and commuters (if they pay the activity fee) can participate in. The college is always willing to hear input for new activities and events to be held on campus. Also, there is a very low rate of resident that smoke, so the air as you walk around the quiet Nashua campus is clean and refreshing. The campus as a whole is extremely well kept, with a maintenance crew that is constantly out and about making sure that all residence halls and classrooms are functioning at their full potential.
Bang for the buck
Though the college comes at what some may see as a high cost, it truly is quiet the bargain. It is truly a steal to gain such an amazing education through an institution that is prices very low for being a private college.
Tips for prospective students
It is important that you talk to current students and even take a physical walking tour of the campus. The admissions team and tour guides are amazing. They are always open to any type of questioning that may come to mind. Do not be hesitant in asking any type of questions because it is important that there is no guessing when learning about any institution.
Great for these types of students
English Majors
History Majors
Political Science Majors
Nursing Majors
Education Majors (Early Childhood/ Primary Ed/ Secondary Ed)
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Caroline from Medway, MA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Rivier College I knew within 15 minutes that I was going to apply and attend. I found the College to be exactly what I was looking for; a small campus, comfortable, competitive, and knowing that I was not going to be just a number.

I was impressed with the positiveness from students, professor and alumni I spoke to at touring, Student Acceptance Day, and orientation. I also liked the fact that the student-to-professor ratio is small and that they professors were approachable and that there are resources available at the college for you. The college wants you to succeed.

There is a positive feeling and a sense of accomplishment at Rivier and this is important to me.
Tips for prospective students
I would advise anyone to take the tour, they will love it.
Academic Rigor
Academics are challenging and resourses are there for you.
Dorm Life
Although I have not yet experienced dorm life as an incoming freshman, the dorms are clean, rooms big enough and within walking distance to classrooms.

People I have spoke to who do live in the dorms say that they have many activities and everyone seems to get along.
Food and Dining
If what I had at Student's Acceptance Day, and orientation is an indication of what the food is like; then what I can say is it is delicious.
What to do for fun
Trips are planned to local Nashua and the new Mall. The White Mountains are near by for skiers and boarders (that's me) and Boston is only about 1 hr away. What more can there be...come see.
Clubs and Activities
I also like the fact that there are clubs, sports and volunteering opportunities available to you, and if there is not one you would like to have, you can create one.
Campus Safety
The campus is monitored 24/7 and campus security is available for escort always.
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