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- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodC+
- Student LifeB-
Rider is an above-average private university located in Lawrence Township, New Jersey. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,535 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Rider acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Accounting. Graduating 65% of students, Rider alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,200.
NCAA Division I (without football)
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Rider University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.65 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.65 responses
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.90 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.97 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
Rider University Reviews
Way overpriced which they offset by giving EVERYONE scholarships (and still overpriced by comparison to other schools). Just lower the price for God's sake! If the dorms were even a cheap hotel, I'd check out. Many professors so heavily-accented as to be indecipherable and guidance suggests "You'll get used to it". Mostly online classes for 20-21 school year and limited options for dining but no reduction in tuition or fees to compensate. And on Fridays the place empties out except for the out-of-staters. Definitely a backpack school. If you're looking for quality, look elsewhere.
I absolutely am loving my time here at Rider. The training I am recieving is superb, the friends I have made are lifelong, and being extremely close to the big apple is pretty sweet as well! The only thing I believe could be improved immensely is the housing and dining arrangements. If they were able to fix these things just a little bit, it would make Rider rise above the rest! It is a great school, it just needs to be at it's full potential.
It's a great small college experience overall! My one complaint is that if you have problems with your financial aid, the office will not do a good job at helping you unless you're persistent. In my experience, i had to email them 15 times until i got an adequate answer about which forms I needed to be completed. Everything else is fine.