Tuition & Fees

$42,860

$42,860

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
23%
500-599
50%
400-499
23%
700-800
4%
600-699
19%
500-599
49%
400-499
26%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
34%
400-499
48%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
30-36
13%
24-29
26%
18-23
45%
12-17
16%
30-36
5%
24-29
31%
18-23
39%
12-17
25%
30-36
9%
24-29
30%
18-23
48%
12-17
13%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,389
Declined + 3,130
Total Received 9,519
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Private (nonprofit)

4,094

undergraduate students

979

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 2758
ACT 2590

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Location

School Facts

Rider University, founded in 1865, is a private, coeducational institution. Its campus is located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 5,073
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: 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
54%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
83%
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

 
8 fraternities 6% of male students
 
5 sororities 11% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
43%
Top 1/2
74%
Bottom 1/2
26%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
23%
500-599
50%
400-499
23%
700-800
4%
600-699
19%
500-599
49%
400-499
26%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
34%
400-499
48%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
30-36
13%
24-29
26%
18-23
45%
12-17
16%
30-36
5%
24-29
31%
18-23
39%
12-17
25%
30-36
9%
24-29
30%
18-23
48%
12-17
13%

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 or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,389
Declined + 3,130
Total Received 9,519

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

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

Not Considered

Class rank
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

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$30,642

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $42,120
Room $10,020
Board $5,260
Additional fees $740
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $59,640
Average Financial Aid - $30,642
Total with Avg. Aid $28,998

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,297,837
State $9,514,229
Institutional $53,587,672
Other external $400,361
Total $69,800,099

Non-need-based

Federal $486,590
State $28,346
Institutional $15,281,435
Other external $152,115
Total $15,948,486
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 609 896-5360
F: 609 219-4487
finaid@rider.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Alexandra Samuel
Senior Assistant Director of Financial Aid
samuel@rider.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Badminton, Baseball, Dance Team, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Badminton, Dance Team, Equestrian Sports, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Adventure Sports, Akido, Equestrian Sports, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Unified Sports,

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Athletic Directors

Don Harnum (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Karin Torchia (women's)
Senior Associate Ad/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Mascot
Broncs
School colors
cranberry, white, and gray

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Allied Health
American Studies
Applied Psychology
Art/Fine Arts
Arts Administration
Athletic Leadership
Behavioral Neuroscience
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Business Communication
Business Education
Chemistry
Choral Conducting
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Communication Studies
Composition
Computer Science
Corporate Finance
Counseling
Counseling Services
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction Supervision
Dance
Economics
Educational Administration
Elementary Education
English
Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Filmmaking/TV/Radio
Finance
French
General Studies
Geosciences
Global Studies
Global Supply Chain Management
Graphic Design
Health Care Management
Health Care Policy
Health Sciences
History
Homeland Security
Human Resources Management
Information Systems
Integrated Sciences/Math
International Business
Journalism
Management/Leadership
Marine Science
Marketing
Mathematics
Music
Music Education
Music Studies
Musical Theatre
Organ Performance
Organizational Leadership
Organizational Psychology
Philosophy
Piano
Piano Accompanying/Coaching
Piano Pedagogy/Performance
Piano Performance
Political Science
Popular Music Studies
Pre-Allied Health
Pre-Dental
Pre-Law
Pre-Med
Psychology
Public Relations
R.N. to B.S.N.
STEM Education
Sacred Music
School Counseling
School Psychology
Secondary Education
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Sport Management
Sports Media
Teacher Leadership
Teaching
Theatre
Theory/Composition
Voice Pedagogy
Voice Performance
Voice Performance/Pedagogy
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

5,073

total students

77%

in-state

23%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

4,094
students

Female
58%
2,369

Male
42%
1,725

19%

979
students

Female
66%
645

Male
34%
334

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

3,711
students

Female
59%
2,163

Male
41%
1,548

10%

383
students

Female
54%
206

Male
46%
177

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
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

62%

Transfer applicants accepted

44%

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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

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
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International Students

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

International Student Contact

Chanelle Lester
International Admission Contact
609 896-5042
global@rider.edu

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