Founded by the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary and Sister Madeleine of Jesus, Rivier University is a four-year Catholic not-for-profit institution offering professional preparation and a liberal arts education for both undergraduate and graduate students. For more than 80 years, it has offered academic excellence in a learning environment that seeks to educate the whole person-mind, body, and spirit.
Rivier is recognized for more than 50 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. It offers an exciting mix of programs in the liberal arts and sciences and in professional studies. The academic programs reflect the University’s commitment to Catholic values and ethics, peace and social justice, and the life of the mind. Students can expect to develop a historical, cultural, and global perspective within field and within a broader societal context. They will also gain necessary skills for professional success.
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.
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