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Rivier University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Rivier University.

Reach out to Rivier University's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Rivier University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Rivier University's admissions stats.

Rivier University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 74%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 11%
Waitlist No

Rivier University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Rivier University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 10 16

Considering Applying Early to Rivier University?

Rivier University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Rivier University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Rivier University

Rivier University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Rivier University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding 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 prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Rivier University

Wondering what factors are considered by Rivier University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Class Rank Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Interview Important
Talent/Ability Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered

Make sure to check with Rivier University for more information on admission factors.

Rivier University Application Requirements

To apply to Rivier University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in 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
Other Requirements Standardized Test Scores
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Rivier University?

Rivier University has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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

In 2011, 74% of Rivier University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

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.

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.

More Information on 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

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

❌ Rivier University does not accept International Baccalaureate 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 should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Rivier University?

❌ Rivier University does not offer early decision.

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Rivier University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective



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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

480 - 550


Reading SAT Range

490 - 560

Rivier University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Oct 16
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