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  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
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  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 3,535 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Rider acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Accounting. Graduating 65% of students, Rider alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,200.
2083 Lawrence Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Rider University Rankings

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Rider Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1000-1190
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$29,284/ 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
$28,265/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B
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
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.65 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.65 responses

Majors

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
    17%
  • On Campus
    81%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,535Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
385
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Busy
    46%
  • Average
    27%
  • Happy
    17%
  • Fake
    7%
  • Low intellectual level, boring
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
80%
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.90 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.97 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Small
    33%
  • Diverse
    24%
  • Focused
    16%
  • Community, Diverse, Personalized
    11%
  • Community
    9%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • 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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Way overpriced which they offset by giving EVERYONE scholarships (and still overpriced by comparison to other schools). Just lower the price for God's sake! If the dorms were even a cheap hotel, I'd check out. Many professors so heavily-accented as to be indecipherable and guidance suggests "You'll get used to it". Mostly online classes for 20-21 school year and limited options for dining but no reduction in tuition or fees to compensate. And on Fridays the place empties out except for the out-of-staters. Definitely a backpack school. If you're looking for quality, look elsewhere.
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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.
It's a great small college experience overall! My one complaint is that if you have problems with your financial aid, the office will not do a good job at helping you unless you're persistent. In my experience, i had to email them 15 times until i got an adequate answer about which forms I needed to be completed. Everything else is fine.