Real-world learning + life-changing experiences = exceptional outcomes
Whether you know exactly what you want to do or are still figuring it out, you’ve come to the right place. Rider University provides you the support to follow your drive and the freedom to explore your options.
Our students are at the heart of everything that happens at Rider. The University's student-centered commitment begins with its engaged professors whose focus is on teaching and mentoring students. That commitment is shared by the University’s entire community, where every member is available to support students and their goals—including your fellow students. It's a unique environment dedicated to giving students the self-confidence, skills, and strong foundation that are essential for professional and personal success. Rider is a beautiful campus, but the connections, lessons, and feeling students find here will follow them anywhere.
At Rider, students can choose from 90+ undergraduate majors and minors and 40+ graduate programs through the College of Education and Human Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Norm Brodsky College of Business. Interdisciplinary majors are plentiful, and dual majors are encouraged.
Rider's professors are passionate about their disciplines, but teaching is their top priority. They’re distinguished authors, educators, scholars, scientists, performing artists, and researchers; an impressive 92% hold a doctorate or the highest degree in their field. With an average class size of 17 students and a 10:1 student-faculty ratio, classes are small and collaborative. Students are encouraged to join in discussions, express opinions, and be creative problem solvers. Communication skills and teamwork become integral to learning.
Ranked #22 among the "Best Regional Universities" in the North | U.S. News & World Report, 2023
Ranked #23 among "Best Value Schools" in the North | U.S. News & World Report, 2023
Ranked #82 among the "Top Performers on Social Mobility" in the North | U.S. News & World Report, 2023
Rider's hands-on approach to engaged learning teaches students to think critically and communicate clearly, preparing them to serve as both leaders and team members. The University’s central location in New Jersey offers great opportunities for exploration, culture, leadership development, internships, and jobs.
Engaged learning is the common, unifying thread that connects every part of living and learning at Rider. Students apply their lessons to relevant, hands-on, real-world experiences—on campus, on the job, in the community, and around the world. Your Engaged Learning Transcript will be an official record of the many ways you put your knowledge into meaningful action at Rider.
“Rider University showed me things that I wanted and offered me so many opportunities to start changing my destiny and pursuing new interests.”
“My professors [at Rider] inspired me. They passed on a passion for teaching and an individual focus I’ll carry with me into my own classroom.”
“I’m where I am now because of the great education, research, and field experiences I had at Rider. That early research I did had a domino effect, leading to more research opportunities at Rider and in Hawai’i, and helping me get into one of the nation’s top-ranked programs.”
“Rider’s MBA program truly paved the way for my career. Upon graduation, I felt equipped with solid networking skills, the ability to adapt and welcome change, and—most importantly—I felt confident translating my unique background in higher education, entrepreneurship, and leadership into relevant experience.”