Find your future at Rider
Rider University has a 150-year tradition of preparing students for leadership roles in their chosen professions and communities. Our rigorous, hands-on learning teaches students to think critically and communicate clearly. Rider’s location in central New Jersey with campuses in Lawrenceville and Princeton—just an hour from New York City and Philadelphia—offers great opportunities for exploration, culture, internships, and jobs.
At the heart of the Rider experience is our commitment to being student centered. That commitment begins with engaged professors—talented writers, thinkers, researchers, artists, and business experts—whose focus is on teaching and mentoring students. It extends to the entire University community, where every member is available to support student goals. It’s a unique environment that gives students the strong foundation essential for professional and personal success.
Rider draws students from 38 states, three U.S. territories, and 68 countries. The Lawrenceville campus enrolls 3,800 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. Our internationally renowned Westminster Choir College in Princeton enrolls 300 undergraduate and 100 graduate students.
At Rider students can choose from nearly 70 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs—everything from marine sciences and accounting to advertising and global studies—through four colleges: Business Administration; Liberal Arts, Education, and Sciences; Westminster College of the Arts; and Continuing Studies.
Our faculty members are passionate about their disciplines and committed to sharing knowledge with students. They are distinguished authors, educators, scholars, scientists, performing artists, and researchers; 97% hold a doctorate or highest degree in their field. With an average class size of 22 and a 12:1 student-faculty ratio, our classes are small and collegial. Students are encouraged to join in discussions, express opinions, and be creative problem solvers.
At Rider students are encouraged to experience learning through impressive professional internships, student-faculty research, co-ops, study abroad programs, and volunteerism.
Rider students engage in student-faculty research, perform on stage, and work at the TV station, even in the first semester. Each year they complete more than 1,500 internships, co-ops, and field placements as part of their degree studies. Our award-winning Model UN program, innovative Global Village class, and a wealth of study abroad options enable students to experience the world in a new way.
Each of Rider’s colleges has a career advisor who specializes in providing the support and preparation needed to move students from their majors to relevant careers. Students begin planning for the future in their first semester, using the expert resources of Career Services to create a compelling professional portfolio and a targeted résumé.
Students can also develop polished interview skills through interactive workshops and alumni videos, launch their job search through the Broncs Career Link, and shadow and network with Rider alumni.
Our graduates have gone on to great success at many of the country’s top-ranked graduate and professional schools. They have competed for and won prestigious internships, research grants, scholarships, and fellowships—including the esteemed Fulbright Scholarship.
Private and affordable
Students benefit from the many advantages of Rider’s private university experience—and Rider’s generous transfer scholarships and financial aid programs focus on making its “bottom line” costs extremely competitive with most public colleges and universities.
Ninety-nine percent of Rider students receive various forms of financial aid, and 98% receive Rider-funded scholarships and gift aid. The average student assistance package at Rider amounts to $30,000.
• Rider welcomes transfers! You’ll feel at home at Rider, where one of every four undergraduates is a transfer student. We know exactly how to make your transition seamless, academically and socially.
• We give you the credit you deserve. Rider works hard to award the best possible credit for your previous college experiences—up to 60 credits from two-year and 90 credits from four-year colleges and universities. Plus, we offer no-obligation credit evaluations before you even apply!
• We make your education affordable. We offer generous transfer scholarships, grants, and financial aid-—including recognition for Phi Theta Kappa members.
• We’re committed to your success. One-on-one advisement will help you navigate program requirements and connect you to the right classes for your goals.
• Our professors do more than teach. They act as your mentors and advocates, pointing you toward professional opportunities.
• Our classes are small and collegial. With an average class size of 22 students, you’ll always be valued for your contributions and ideas.
• We encourage your involvement. Our 150+ student clubs and organizations—including Division I, club, and intramural sports—are great ways to make friends, hone your leadership skills, and serve the community.
• We offer you rich, hands-on learning experiences. Beyond the classroom you’ll have access to professional internships, co-ops, and study abroad programs.
• Our location is unbeatable. Head an hour in any direction to laze at the beach, downhill ski, or enjoy the sights and sounds of the big city.
• Rider means results. Ninety-one percent of Rider graduates are employed or pursuing graduate study within a year of graduating. And 273 Rider alumni are presidents, CEOs, and leaders of national or international corporations or organizations.
To learn more, visit rider.edu/transfer or call 800-257-9026.
Academic Majors at Rider
• Business Administration
• Business Economics
• Entrepreneurial Studies
• Global Supply Chain Management
• Health Care Management
• Human Resource Management
• Information Systems
- Application Development
- E-Business & Multimedia
- Network & Enterprise Management
• International Business
• Management & Leadership
• Organizational Psychology+
• Sport Management
• Undeclared Business
• Business Education (Teacher of Business)
• Elementary Education
- Early Childhood
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Middle School
- Special Education
• Secondary Education
- English (Literature or Writing)
- English as a Second
- History/Social Studies
- Special Education
Fine Arts, Music & Performing Arts
• Arts Administration
- Dance Studies
(Combined with Elementary Education only)
• Fine Arts
- Music Studies
- Musical Theatre
- Popular Music Culture
- Theatre Studies
• Music Education*
• Music Education/Voice Performance (Double Major)
• Organ Performance
• Sacred Music*
• Theory & Composition*
• Voice Performance
* Primary instrument of organ, piano, or voice
Liberal Arts & Sciences
• American Studies
• Behavioral Neuroscience
• Communication Studies
• Criminal Justice
• Digital Media: Film, Television & Radio
• Cinema Studies, Literature, Writing
• Environmental Sciences
• Global Studies
• Graphic Design
• Health Sciences+
• Integrated Sciences & Math
• Marine Sciences
• Organizational Psychology+
• Political Science
• Public Relations
• Web Design
• Undeclared Liberal Arts
• Pre-allied Health
• Pre-med, Pre-dental
Fifth-Year Graduate Options
• Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.)
• Master of Arts in Applied Psychology
• Master of Arts in Business Communication
• Master of Arts in Teaching
• Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
+ Pending state approval