Rivier College: Narrative Description
RIVIER COLLEGE Q-6
420 Main St.
Nashua, NH 03060-5086
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.rivier.edu/
Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1933. Setting: 64-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $19 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4638 per student. Total enrollment: 2,289. Faculty: 179 (75 full-time, 104 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 1,192 applied, 69% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 39% from top quarter, 75% from top half. Full-time: 827 students, 78% women, 22% men. Part-time: 642 students, 82% women, 18% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 7 other countries, 35% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 38% 25 or older, 46% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: foreign language/literature; education; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at members of the New Hampshire College and University Council. ROTC: Air Force (c).
Options: Common Application, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.3 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: interview, nursing exam. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/15 for early action. Notification: continuous, 12/1 for early action.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $27,148 includes full-time tuition ($19,200), mandatory fees ($675), and college room and board ($7273). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $640 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to class time.
Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 32 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Residence Hall Council, Student Business Organization, Student Admissions Committee, Behavioral Sciences Association. Major annual events: Rivier Theater Company Productions, International Week, R-Aid Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 450 college housing spaces available; 420 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Regina Library plus 1 other with 92,000 books, 130,000 microform titles, 500 serials, 4,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $764,283. 93 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.
Nashua is the second largest city in New Hampshire. It is conveniently located within an hour's drive of Boston, the White Mountains, and the seacoast, and is home to a large technology industry. Buses provide ample transportation to shopping malls, libraries, banking facilities, and many other services within just a few miles of the campus.
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