Rivier University

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Rivier University can be found in Nashua, NH, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Rivier University has an enrollment of nearly 2,500 students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 1290 (25th percentile) - 1520 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 17 (25th percentile) - 21 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants accepted to this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Rivier University average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.14 for accepted students. Roughly 90 percent of all students which applied were admitted at Rivier University, and from those that were granted acceptance about 27 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at rivier.edu.

Overall Rivier University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Rivier University was reported as 89.3% in Fall 2013 with over 914 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1290 - 1520
  • ACT Scores: 17 - 21
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into Rivier University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Rivier University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Rivier University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 81.2%
  • 2010-2011: 79.0%
  • 2011-2012: 80.6%
  • 2012-2013: 82.2%
  • 2013-2014: 89.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 84.1%

How Does Rivier University Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Rivier University is sixty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Saint Anselm College73.7%
Merrimack College78.6%
Regis College72.4%
Lasell College76.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Rivier University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading430 - 500
Math430 - 510
Writing430 - 510
Total Score1290 - 1520
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 20
Math16 - 20
Composite Score17 - 21
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