Welcome

Founded by the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary and Sister Madeleine of Jesus, Rivier University in Nashua, New Hampshire, is a four-year Catholic institution offering professional preparation and a liberal arts education for both undergraduate and graduate students. For 80 years, the University has offered academic excellence in a learning environment that seeks to educate the whole person—mind, body, and spirit.

Rivier University is recognized for its more than 60 degree programs serving the needs of both traditional and non-traditional students. The University prides itself on small classes led by accomplished faculty who create an active, experience-based learning environment.

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At the heart of the Rivier experience are Christian and Catholic values. Inspired by the mission of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, Rivier students, faculty, and staff engage in dialogue about basic human issues and actively work toward solutions in their own communities and the world community.

The University is ideally located in the heart of New England, just a short distance from Nashua’s downtown, an hour to Boston and the seacoast, and two hours from Hartford, Providence, and Portland.

We invite you to take a closer look at all that Rivier University has to offer.
 

 

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Overview

Established in 1933 by the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, Rivier University is a Catholic, co-educational institution offering undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional courses of study. One of the most affordable private institutions in the region, Rivier is proud of its strong academic programs, close-knit community, and commitment to service.