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Rider University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 709 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 7 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

61% Women
39% Men


NCAA Division I-AAA

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $92,409)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $78,557)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 40 34 - Yes
Baseball 29 - Yes -
Basketball 12 12 - Yes
Field Hockey - 20 Yes -
Golf 8 - - Yes
Soccer 26 24 Yes Yes
Softball - 18 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 22 20 Yes -
Tennis 13 14 Yes -
Volleyball - 14 Yes Yes
Wrestling 31 - - -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes Yes
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -
Water Polo - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 9.0%
Hispanic 5.5%
Non-resident alien 2.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 12.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 66.3%
Percent of students with disability 7%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 99 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Music Ensemble
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 5
Liquor Law Violation 57
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 25

Notable Alumni

  • Digger Phelps (Class of'63), ESPN analyst
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Student from Bound Brook, NJ
  • 4
  • There are many things I like about dorm life, however, I would say that my favorite thing about dorm life is that there is special living is each building. What…

  • May-26-2012 Read More
  • Anonymous
  • 4
  • Dorm life is great, as long as you make friends! The people who say there is nothing to do at Rider on the weekends just don't know where to look.…

  • May-20-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Adriannah from Milwaukee, WI
  • Oct-16-2016 I am a current student here

    The food has improved since the first year I was there although with their new process it takes them longer to get food out. They added some new kitchen staff who are much nicer and way more talkative which makes the dining experience better.

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  • 3
  • Krissi from Blackwood, NJ
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a current student here

    Some people think Daly's is horrible, I personally don't mind it. It's really not that bad. There's usually a lot of options for different diets and they have a pretty good variety of food. Cranberry's is awesome, but you can not use your swipes there. You will have to use your Bronc Bucks (which go VERY quickly, be frugal with them! You will need them late in the semester when you're studying for finals and want a Starbucks or some Subway!)

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  • 4
  • Kris from New Jersey
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    There are a variety of options every day. There's a dining hall, a subway, and a fast food place in campus.

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  • 3
  • Claretta from West Orange, NJ
  • Jun-10-2015 I am a current student here

    There's only one dining hall on campus, called Daly's. People complain about the food, but in my opinion,food is food, and its not even that bad. There's also a cranberry's that a lot of people prefer over Daly's. There's also a subway and starbucks. Being a small campus, this college doesn't have a lot of eating facilities compared to other campuses.

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  • 4
  • Johnathan from Westbury, NY
  • Dec-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Rider has a very wide array of food. The student government at Rider ensures that students have a wide selection of great foods to eat.

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  • 3
  • Tiffany from Wilmington, DE
  • Mar-27-2014 I am a current student here

    The food last year was terrible and the same every single day. Each semester though we are beginning to see better ingredients and meals overall. Its slow progress, but its progress.

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  • 1
  • Deanna from Fort Lee, NJ
  • Feb-26-2014 I am a current student here

    Horrible. The food selection yes is nice but you are constantly praying that you do not get sick. There are moments where the food is amazing but overall not nice. The staff however is so sweet but they aren't good cooks.

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  • 2
  • Stanley from Maplewood, NJ
  • Jan-14-2014 I am a current student here

    The food at the main dining hall Dalys is alright, however it can get repetitive. This is where the alternative Cranberrys is needed, however each student has a limited amount of bronc bucks and Cranberrys food is generally unhealthy.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Krissi from Blackwood, NJ
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a current student here

    The Greeks are very closed and are always doing community events. Greek is a great thing to get involved with.

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  • 0
  • Johnathan from Westbury, NY
  • Dec-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life at Rider University is alive and well. Sororities and fraternities are a big part of campus life and are very inclusive of everyone on campus.

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  • 0
  • Shannon from Hammonton, NJ
  • Dec-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is small but tightly knitted with two fraternities and 4 sororities. They are seen all around campus and don't seclude themselves to just greek life. They are easy to talk to and fun to be around. They are open to everyone and are willing to help you find the correct path for you.

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  • 0
  • Sophmore at Rider University
  • Jul-11-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is pretty normal at Rider, there isn't any hazing, or any pressure that you may feel that you have to join. It is simply if you want to join, join and explore and get to know your new fraternity members.

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  • 0
  • L from Orange, NJ
  • Jul-05-2013 I am a current student here

    Long listed of too many types. And they all live in the same areas and have big parties.

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  • 0
  • Cheyenne from Englewood, NJ
  • Jan-11-2013 I am a current student here

    There are many fraternities and sororities. Each fall and spring semester the department of Greek Life host Meet the Greeks. It's a chance to known more about the Greek life at Rider.

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