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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Rider is an above-average 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 $41,200.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Address
2083 Lawrence Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Website

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
67%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
990-1190
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$30,028/ 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
$25,766/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
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
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.64 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.64 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,711Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
383
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Busy
    41%
  • Average
    25%
  • Happy
    16%
  • Diverse
    7%
  • Fake
    7%
  • Low intellectual level, boring
    2%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
78%
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.89 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.96 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Small
    34%
  • Diverse
    25%
  • Focused
    16%
  • Community
    9%
  • Community, Diverse, Personalized
    9%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Accepting
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
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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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.
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Rider University has already opened up opportunities to better me professionally and as a young woman. Since being at Rider University, I have been challenged to go beyond what is expected, allowing me to achieve things I haven't dreamed of achieving. With my major, Rider University allowed me to learn more about the world of politics and law, seeing how intriguing and fascinating it is. The staff at Rider University are helpful and kind people who will help you succeed. At Rider University, you are not just a number. The Campus itself is not too big but it allows students to be a little more connected and more familiar with the people who are there.
For a school prioritize the students' success, Rider University holds a very pristine mix of professors who work well with students.
A school I have fallen in love with for a multitude of reasons, Rider University was without question the right school for me.
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.