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Rider University
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  • 4 Year
  • LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ

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Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade D
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

2083 LAWRENCE ROAD
LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ 08648
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
From Rider University

At Rider University, we don't expect you to know exactly what you want to do, but you've come to the right place to figure it out.

Our Engaged Learning Program combines your academics, career goals and activities to reflect your personality and interests. Every Rider student completes high-impact Engaged Learning experiences prior to graduation (in fact, we require it!).

Plus, our Lifting Barriers initiative makes a life-changing Rider education more accessible and more valuable than ever with a 22% undergraduate tuition reduction, and sets a goal for 95% of students to participate in Enriched Career Experiences such as internships, guided research, fieldwork and more.

The Cranberry Investment guarantees that Rider graduates will gain an entry-level position or acceptance to a graduate or professional program in their field of study within six months of graduation.

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
71%
SAT Range
1020-1210
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$29,122 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$30,050 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 58 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 67 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 67 responses

Majors

Music Education

"Westminster’s music education program has a reputation for excellence in the field and a long track record for successful job placement. Our program aims to develop teachers who are reflective, who acknowledge the connections music has to the child’s world and who seek to promote an understanding of those connections in a social context. "

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    20%
  • On Campus
    78%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,465 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
305
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
  • Busy
    43%
  • Average
    25%
  • Happy
    16%
  • Fake
    9%
  • Low intellectual level, boring
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
79%
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 92 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 99 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 47 responses
  • Small
    34%
  • Diverse
    23%
  • Focused
    15%
  • Community, Diverse, Personalized
    13%
  • Community
    9%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Accepting
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
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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