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Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ, USA
3.74 Average Rating

Originally founded in 1865 as a business college, Rider University is a 4-year private school in western New Jersey. Rider is home to colleges of Business Administration, the Arts, Education, and Liberal Arts offering undergraduate degrees in 71 academic programs. To demonstrate a commitment to sustainability, Rider features an on-campus solar panel array, community garden, and honeybee hives. For a break from the rigors of the classroom, Rider schedules a number of outdoor recreation trips throughout the region including canoeing down the Delaware River and hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
67%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2020 May 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2018 January 9, 2019
Other March 15, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
72%
Out-Of-State Students
25%
23%
Submitting ACT
86%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1097
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
5,073
Total Number of Undergrads
4,094
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
53%
20-39 Students
43%
40-99 Students
3%
0
100
54%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
64%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$29,086
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$42,860
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$42,860
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$15,280
Books and Supplies
$1500

Aid & Grants

0
100
78%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Aid Per Year
$25,766
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,249
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$21,225

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
74%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$10,727
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$20,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$275
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
126
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
53%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Broncs
School Colors
Red/White/Grey
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Philadelphia
Washington
Los Angeles
Boston
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$54,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.74 Average Rating
If you are ready for a great time, go to Rider. Its very social and out going. It is a small community with so many opportunities to grow and do great.
Student from Bound Brook, NJ
Rider is full of opportunities, and extremely diverse. It is half and half commuters and residents. Nothing is handed to you at Rider, you have to work for it.
Anonymous
I enjoy attending Rider University. During my first year the food was not the best although this year they have made some improvements to the food and have brought on better and nicer kitchen staff.
Adriannah from Milwaukee, WI
Rider is a great school, however I attend classes and live on the Princeton campus. I love the curriculum and the quality of my education. It is top-notch and I truly feel that I am a person, not just a number.
Jessica from Princeton, NJ
Rider University offers a great range of interesting courses, professors, and extra curricular activities. However, if you are not an active member of the Greek community or a sport team, you may find yourself struggling to find things to do on the weekend. The location of the school is great, and they are continually adding new dinning and academic facilities on campus.
JM
Love how the classes are on the small side so you get more one-on-one time with the professor.
The advisors want you to stay in school and so helpful.
There is almost always something going on on campus.
Jessica from Newtown, PA
I simply just love attending Rider University. From the amazing people, to the fun events and the great professors, choosing Rider was the best decision I made.
Diana from South River, NJ

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