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Tuition & Fees

$39,820

$39,820

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
39%
400-499
44%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
44%
400-499
39%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
34%
400-499
48%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
30-36
8%
24-29
30%
18-23
41%
12-17
21%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
37%
18-23
46%
12-17
14%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
33%
18-23
53%
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,798
Declined + 3,053
Total Received 9,851
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Private (nonprofit)

4,128

undergraduate students

947

graduate students

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School Facts

With roots dating back to 1865, Rider is a private, coeducational university located on 280 beautiful acres on two campuses in New Jersey, one in Lawrenceville and one in Princeton, both within easy driving distance to New York City and Philadelphia.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 5,075
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Lawrenceville, NJ

280-acre, suburban campus in Lawrenceville (population: over 4,081), two miles from Trenton and 60 miles from New York City; branch campus in Princeton. Major airport serves Philadelphia (50 miles); smaller airport and train serve Trenton; bus serves Princeton (three miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Rider University
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3099

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
55%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
82%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 5% of male students
 
8 sororities 10% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
37%
Top 1/2
75%
Bottom 1/2
25%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
39%
400-499
44%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
44%
400-499
39%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
34%
400-499
48%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
30-36
8%
24-29
30%
18-23
41%
12-17
21%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
37%
18-23
46%
12-17
14%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
33%
18-23
53%
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,798
Declined + 3,053
Total Received 9,851

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Particular talent/ability
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Susan C. Christian
Director of Enrollment
P: 800 257-9026
F: 609 895-6645
admissions@rider.edu

Cost

Tuition $39,080
Room $9,270
Board $4,960
Additional fees $740
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $55,550
Average Financial Aid - $27,656
Total with Avg. Aid $27,894

Financial Aid

73%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$27,656

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,798,590
State $7,792,342
Institutional $44,194,165
Other external $402,476
Total $58,187,573

Non-need-based

Federal $288,714
State $24,621
Institutional $14,882,185
Other external $130,060
Total $15,325,580

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (Division I)
Mascot
Broncs
School colors
cranberry, white, and gray
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Advertising
American Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Biopsychology
Business Administration
Business Economics
Business Education
Chemistry
Choral Conducting
Church Music
Communication
Composition
Computer Information Systems
Counseling
Counseling Services
Curriculum/Instruction Supervision
Distributive Education
Economics
Educational Administration
Elementary Education
English
Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Science
Finance
Fine Arts
French Language/Literature
General Studies
Geoscience
German Language/Literature
Global Business
Global/Multinational Studies
History
Human Resources Management
Integrated Sciences
Journalism
Liberal Studies
Management Sciences
Management/Leadership
Marine Science
Marketing
Mathematics
Music
Music Education
Music Theatre
Office Administration
Organ Performance
Organizational Leadership
Philosophy
Physics
Piano
Piano Accompanying/Coaching
Piano Pedagogy/Performance
Piano Performance
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Reading/Language Arts
Russian Language/Literature
School Psychology
Secondary Education
Sociology
Spanish Language/Literature
Special Education
Speech/Communication Arts
Teacher Education
Teaching
Theory/Composition
Voice Pedagogy
Voice Performance
Voice Performance/Pedagogy
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Undergraduate

81%

4,128
students

Female
57%
2,368

Male
43%
1,760

Graduate

19%

947
students

Female
67%
637

Male
33%
310

undergraduateFull-time

89%

3,685
students

Female
58%
2,120

Male
42%
1,565

undergraduatePart-time

11%

443
students

Female
56%
248

Male
44%
195

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

74%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

73%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 61
Countries most often represented China
France
India
Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Aimee Thomson
Senior Assistant Director
609 896-5194
admissions@rider.edu

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