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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
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.
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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,470/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,376/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,761/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,990/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,236/ year
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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
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.62 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,711Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Busy
    43%
  • Average
    26%
  • Happy
    14%
  • Fake
    7%
  • Diverse
    5%
  • 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.87 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.94 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Small
    33%
  • Diverse
    26%
  • Focused
    17%
  • Community
    10%
  • Community, Diverse, Personalized
    10%
  • Accepting
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,200/ 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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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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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.