Rider is a private university located in Lawrence Township, New Jersey. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,711 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Rider acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Accounting, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 62% of students, Rider alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,800.
NCAA Division I (without football)
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Student Faculty Ratio
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.62 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.87 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.94 responses
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
Overall experience for my son's education was very good. But Financial Aid and Bursar's office is another story. They take forever to refund financial aid. You have to request it, it's not automatic. Then they cut you a paper check, no direct deposit. I requested the check be mailed. Weeks went by (they say it takes 10-14 business days (!). So when that time was up I contacted them and they informed me it's in the cashier's office! Also he has been tutoring for over a month and has yet to collect a paycheck. Their excuse: "it didn't get processed". They also didn't automatically apply his Rider Advantage scholarship, I had to chase them for that too. They really need to improve the way the department is run.
Three things that made me choose Rider were it’s location, size, and engaged learning. Rider is only 5 min. away from my house and it’s in a good location surrounded by variety of amenities (mall, various shops, restaurants, entertainment etc.) it’s also surrounded by various big companies such as Deloitte, Black Rock and Brystol Myers Squibb, which makes it convenient for students looking for a job or internships. Second, rider is a small school which is why I chose it because it allows students to get to know everyone easily (faculty and other students) and Interact with them. Lastly, engaged learning. Rider’s not only focused on the academics but also ensures students get the experience they need that will help them with job interviews etc. Engaged learning allows students to be involved on campus by giving them a list and options of organizations and clubs they can join and other activities available like study abroad or co ops and internships.
My experience at Rider is very exciting. Here at Rider you can easily be active on campus with all then opportunities the school provides to students. For myself, I love being active in clubs, sports, and on activities and events and the school does a good job making sure that your campus experience is fun. The food is delicious, the classes are easy, (some can be difficult) but the overall academic experience is great here. With many schools being bigger than Rider, and Rider being called a relatively “small university”, it creates more of a campus bond with the students because the school being small makes students interact with each other more which can increase your morale on your campus experience. I love it here at Rider, and I highly recommend attending here.