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Rider University
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  • 4 Year
  • LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade D+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  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 engage, inspire and challenge you to be your unstoppable self.

Through strong academic programs, structured career guidance and personal support, robust experiential learning experiences, and more — we give you the freedom to pursue your passions, but our connected community is built upon thriving together and knowing that you don’t have to go it alone. We believe your future is wide open and we’re here to empower you to reach your full potential.

Let Rider University help you shape your future.

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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
76%
SAT Range
1020-1220
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$29,396 / 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
$32,355 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
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. 70 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 70 responses

Majors

Discover Rider's Newest Program, Social Media Strategies, B.A.

academic spotlight

Prepare to strategically create, manage and curate social media content and use it as an effective, professional communication tool. We build confidence and careers through strong academic programs that intrigue and challenge students while providing them with the necessary skills to pursue their unique passions.

Online

Online Programs Offered
8
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
6
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    56%
  • On Campus
    42%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,016 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
216
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
  • Busy
    48%
  • Average
    24%
  • Happy
    15%
  • Fake
    9%
  • Low intellectual level, boring
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
79%
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 95 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 102 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 47 responses
  • Small
    34%
  • Diverse
    23%
  • Community, Diverse, Personalized
    17%
  • Focused
    15%
  • Community
    9%
  • Accepting
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
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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