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Rivier College
Established 1933
Type Private
Religious affiliation Catholic Church
Endowment US$26 million
President William J. Farrell
Undergraduates 1,500
Postgraduates 800
Location Nashua, NH, USA
42°44′20″N 71°27′19″W / 42.73889°N 71.45528°W / 42.73889; -71.45528Coordinates: 42°44′20″N 71°27′19″W / 42.73889°N 71.45528°W / 42.73889; -71.45528
Campus Suburban
Colors Blue and white         
Nickname Raiders
Website www.rivier.edu

Rivier College is a Catholic liberal arts college located in Nashua, New Hampshire.

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History

Named in honor of the blessed Anne Marie Rivier, foundress of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, Rivier College was founded in 1933 by the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary in Hudson, New Hampshire. In 1941, the college moved to its current location in Nashua.

Academics

Rivier College in 2006

Rivier enrolls approximately 2,300 students in two schools: the School of Undergraduate Studies (which includes an Evening Division) and the School of Graduate Studies. Rivier is a member of the New Hampshire College and University Council, a consortium of institutions of higher learning; students of member institutions are permitted to register for transfer credit at any of the member colleges except Dartmouth College.

As of 2006, the largest major at Rivier is Teacher Education, which comprises 30% of the undergraduates, while the second largest major is Nursing, which comprises 26% of the undergraduates.

Student life

Rivier has a chapter of Habitat for Humanity. There is a History Club, a Social and Behavioral Sciences Club, and a Fine Arts Society. Students typically join clubs based on what their undergraduate education focuses on, but club membership is open to any interested student. The number of student clubs and activities are student-run. Club funding is delineated through the school's Student Government Association.

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