About Rivier University

Rivier University is a four-year, Catholic institution that welcomes students from all backgrounds and provides a transformative and supportive educational experience.

Located in Nashua, New Hampshire, Rivier was founded by the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary and Sister Madeleine of Jesus in 1933. Throughout its history, the University has been dedicated to providing a learning environment that educates the whole person—mind, body, and spirit. Our graduates excel professionally, academically, and in service to their communities.

Academic Excellence

Rivier offers academic programs at the Undergraduate, Professional Studies, Graduate, and Doctoral levels. No matter what level of study you’re engaged with at Rivier, you’ll find the academic experience engaging, hands-on, and face-to-face with faculty. You’ll choose from online and hybrid classes in addition to traditional courses on our 68-acre campus.

A Diverse Student Body

We welcome traditional and non-traditional students who will work closely with our accomplished faculty members in the classroom and beyond. You’ll take on active learning opportunities that immerse you in your chosen field, and form lifelong relationships.

We encourage you to come to Rivier with an open mind, ready to embrace self-discovery and explore the world that will unfold before you.

Get to Know Us

Transforming Hearts and Minds to Serve the World

Our core values inform what we teach, how we teach, and what we talk about as a community.

Rivier at a Glance

Learn about our academic offerings, student body and alumni, community, accreditation, and financial data.

Exemplary Leadership

We're here to serve students and provide an environment of academic excellence, student engagement, and professional preparation.

In the Heart of New England

Located less than 2 hours from Boston and 30 minutes from Manchester, NH, Nashua is close to a wealth of cultural, professional, and recreational destinations that make it a great home base for experiencing New England.

Rivier is a vibrant learning community focused on transforming hearts and minds to serve the world. All members are deeply invested in creating an environment that supports the academic and professional success of our students.