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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 3,639 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Rider acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Accounting, Business Administration and Management, and Psychology. Graduating 66% 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
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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 received my Undergrad from Rider, I am going back fall of 2018 for my MBA. The Advisors are very supportive and I believe give great advice and positive direction for a clear path to career goals. I think the cost is in line with pretty much any University in NJ. In anycase the cost is worth the price of admission for a great education!