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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
Rider University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Address
2083 Lawrence Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
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Rider University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
916-1110
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$29,037/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,259/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,112/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,272/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,550/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,726/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.61 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,639Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Busy
    44%
  • Average
    27%
  • Happy
    15%
  • Fake
    7%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Low intellectual level, boring
    2%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
79%
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.86 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.93 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Small
    34%
  • Diverse
    27%
  • Focused
    17%
  • Community
    10%
  • Community, Diverse, Personalized
    10%
  • Accepting
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
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Rider University Reviews

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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.
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Rider University has been great. In my short three years here I have gained so much. I gained best friends, close peers, professionalism, and confidence. I am currently pursuing an education degree, and I love everything about this major. In my education classes I have gained great opportunities, such as teaches lessons and gaining confidence in the classroom. I love being a Rider student. Go Broncs!
I loved when I was at Rider University for my undergrad. I plan on going back soon for my teaching certificate and my Masters in teaching. The campus is beautiful and so easy to learn how to get around. Luckily, all the classroom buildings are right near each other, making it easy to get from building to another. Most of the teachers are great, I had an easier time at Brookdale Community College finding great teachers than I did at Rider. There are some great teachers with good reviews and there are bad teachers with bad reviews that I recommend staying away from. ratemyprofessor.com was how I chose what classes I was going to take. I highly recommend using this website. The school is financially doing poorly, but there is still a very high number of students that enroll every year. Being it is a private school, the tuition is extremely high. I recommend going to a community college first and transferring in to get more scholarship money. Making it a cheaper way to get a degree.