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Rivier University Admissions

Check in with Rivier University's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Rivier University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Rivier University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 74%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 11%
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Applying Early to Rivier University?

Rivier University does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Rivier University?

It is moderately difficult to get into Rivier University. Rivier University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

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Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Rivier University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Rivier University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Rivier University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Rivier University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Rivier University must submit the following items. Double check with Rivier University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Other Requirements Standardized Test Scores
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Rivier University?

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

Rivier University does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Rivier University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 74% of Rivier University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Rivier University?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Rivier University students scored 550 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Rivier University students scored 560 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Rivier University?

To be most competitive at Rivier University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 22 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Rivier University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Rivier University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

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Transferring to Rivier University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Rivier University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Rivier University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term

Rivier University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Rivier University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Rivier University.

Does Rivier University accept transfer credits?

Rivier University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Rivier University accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • Life Long Learning Credit
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Rivier University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Rivier University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Rivier University?

No, Rivier University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

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Rivier University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

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Rivier University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Oct 16

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Rivier University is Oct 16.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Rivier University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Rivier University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above

Good

19 to 22

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Rivier University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into Rivier University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Rivier University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

480 - 550

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Reading SAT Range

490 - 560

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Rivier University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,157

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

Unknown

Tuition and Fees

In State

$34,412

Out-of-State

$34,412

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Oct 16
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