Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • 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
9,519
Students Applied
63%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
442
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
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
International First-Year Students
March 15, 2019
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$50
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
72%
Out-Of-State Students
25%
US States Represented
42
Countries Represented
64
23%
Submitting ACT
86%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1097
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
490
75th
590
Reading
25th
500
75th
600
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
26%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
3%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
15
Top 25%
38
Top 50%
71

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@rider.edu
Admissions Telephone: 800-257-9026
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.74 Average Rating
If you want to go here, make sure you want a small school where you will recognize almost everybody. There are SO many opportunities at Rider that people don't see, so definitely check out all of them. There's intramural athletics, different certificate programs, tons of leadership opportunities, and hundreds of clubs to join, you just have to keep an eye out.
Anonymous
Be open to trying new things. College can be rough if you come in empty handed and by yourself, as I did, but by being social and doing well in classes I have met a lot of great friends and great teachers that I can also call good friends. Oh, and do NOT eat Chinese food in your room... It'll smell for the next week.
Christian from Fair Lawn, NJ
I would recommend that prospective students get involved but not to involved to the point it hinders their studies.
Rider has free on-campus tutoring that students definitely should utilizes to write better essays, study for tests, and get help in classes they struggle in.
Look for all the things that the campus has to offer.
Adriannah from Milwaukee, WI
Everyday you are competing with people in your field of study. Always work to the best of your ability and never stop trying your hardest. Once you stop, other people are going to get ahead of you.
Jessica from Princeton, NJ
Take advantage of the service offered in the Student Success Center. Also, definitely go Greek! Sorority/Fraternity life gives you a chance to meet people who will undoubtedly become your closest friends and helps elevate the stress of college life.
JM
Take the classes that you like and listen to what other students have to say about the professor. The professor can make or break that class.
Jessica from Newtown, PA
To really get the fullest experience from any college, you really need to get involved in clubs, organizations and events on campus.
Diana from South River, NJ
Get to know people. I'm a commuter and I didn't really reach out to other people. Everyone's friendly here at Rider, and they are really easy to get along with.
Robert from Hamilton, NJ
Get involved. take risk. Fall in love. Enjoy your self. Don't rush to grow up. Make friends with random people. Be open to the best 4 years of your life. Try to study aboard, even if its just for a week. Run for student government. Take advantage of the location. Stay up late. Don't get in trouble. Get drunk, once....even if its not your thing. Be you.
Student from Bound Brook, NJ
Make sure you work hard. At around $40,000 a year, you need to make the most of it!
Katherine from Hewitt, NJ

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