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Undergrad Profile


A vibrant living and learning environment is the heart and soul of the Rider University experience. Here learning extends far beyond the classroom with opportunities for our students to apply knowledge, build skills, develop as leaders, and work collaboratively in real-world settings. 

The Rider Pledge
Our commitment to engaged learning begins with our professors—talented writers, thinkers, educators, 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. Students thrive in our close-knit living and learning environment, where they are encouraged to take their education to another level by becoming actively involved in every aspect of campus life. It’s a dynamic and powerful experience that prepares students for professional and personal success.

Tradition, experience, opportunity
Rider University has a 150-year tradition of preparing students for leadership roles in their chosen professions and communities. Our focused, hands-on learning encourages students to think critically and communicate clearly. Rider’s location in central New Jersey—just an hour from New York City and Philadelphia—offers great opportunities for exploration, culture, internships, and jobs.

Rider draws students from 38 states, three U.S. territories, and 68 countries. Our Lawrenceville Campus enrolls 3,800 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. Our Princeton Campus is home to the internationally renowned Westminster Choir College, which enrolls 300 undergraduate and 100 graduate students.

Academic excellence
At Rider students can choose from nearly 70 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs—everything from accounting and music education 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. Our small and collegial classes encourage students to join in discussions, express opinions, and become creative problem solvers. 

Hands-on learning
At Rider students are encouraged to experience learning through impressive professional internships, student-faculty research, co-ops, study abroad programs, and volunteer experiences.

Rider students engage in student-faculty research, perform on stage, and work at the TV station as early as freshman year. Each year they complete more than 1,000 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 and international partnership programs enable students to experience the world in a new way.

Career ready
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 résumé.

Great outcomes
Our graduates have gone on to great success at many of the country’s top-ranked graduate and professional schools. You can read their stories at rider.edu/outcomes.

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.




Business Administration
• Accounting
• Advertising
• Business Administration
• Business Economics
• Entrepreneurial Studies
• Finance
• Global Supply Chain Management
• Health Care Management
• Human Resource Management
• Information Systems
- Application Development
- E-Business & Multimedia
- Network & Enterprise Management

• International Business
• Management & Leadership
• Marketing
• Sport Management
• Undeclared Business

• Business Education (Teacher of Business)
• Elementary Education
- Bilingual
- Early Childhood
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Middle School
- Special Education

• Secondary Education
- Bilingual
- Biology
- Chemistry
- English (Literature or Writing)
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- French
- Geosciences
- German
- History/Social Studies
- Mathematics
- Spanish
- Special Education

Fine Arts, Music & Performing Arts
Lawrenceville Campus
• Arts Administration
- Art
- Dance
- General
- Music
- Theatre
• Dance
- Performance
- Dance Studies (Combined—withElementary Education Only)

• Fine Arts
- Art
• Music Studies
• Musical Theatre
• Popular Music Culture
• Theatre
- Performance
- Theatre Studies

Princeton Campus
• Music*
• Music Education*
• Music Education/Voice Performance (Double Major)
• Organ Performance
• Piano
• Sacred Music*
• Theory & Composition*
• Voice Performance
Primary Instrument of Organ, Piano, or Voice

Liberal Arts & Sciences
• American Studies
• Behavioral Neuroscience
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Communication Studies
• Criminal Justice
• Digital Media: Film, Television & Radio
• Economics
• English
- Cinema Studies, Literature, Writing
• Environmental Sciences
• French
• Geosciences
• German
• Global Studies
• Graphic Design
• Health Sciences
• History
• Integrated Sciences & Math
• Journalism
• Marine Sciences
• Mathematics
• Organizational Psychology
• Philosophy
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Public Relations
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Web Design
• Undeclared Liberal Arts

Pre-professional Programs
• Pre-allied Health
• Pre-law
• 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.)