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Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ, USA
3.74 Average Rating
Founded in 1865, Rider University is a private institution situated in Mercer County, New Jersey. It is a member of both the Council of Independent Colleges and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Rider University operates a Trigeneration plant providing a megawatt of power to the academic quad, has installed a solar array on campus, runs a community garden, and has acquired multiple honeybee hives in its pursuit in becoming a sustainable campus. Accounting, business administration and management, and psychology are favored fields of study.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students
72%
Out of State Students
25%
0
100
67%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1113
0
1600

Key Deadlines

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

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
55%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
62%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$30,028
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$41,310
Out-of-State Tuition
$41,310
0
100
78%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%
Average Aid Per Year
$25,766
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
150
Size of Town
Suburb: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
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
$50,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.74 Average Rating
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
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

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