Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$39,175

not including housing and food

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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,999
Declined 2,251
Total Received 9,250
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Private

3,196

undergraduate students

832

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Founded in 1865, Rider University is a private coeducational institution. Its 280-acre campus is located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 4,028
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational

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.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

Rider University
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ
08648-3099

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
53%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
79%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
38%
Top 1/2
71%
Bottom 1/2
29%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
620
25th
510
75th
600
25th
510
75th
25
25th
20
75th
26
25th
18
75th
26
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) January 15
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,999
Declined 2,251
Total Received 9,250

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Record

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Rank

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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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Financial Aid

99%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$21,800

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $37,700
Housing & Food $16,730
Additional fees $1,475
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $57,205
Average Financial Aid - $21,800
Total with Avg. Aid $35,405

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,272,209
State $9,248,197
Institutional $55,802,924
Other external $396,510
Total $71,719,840

Non-need-based

Federal $256,359
State $12,982
Institutional $15,620,012
Other external $157,647
Total $16,047,000

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Golf yes
Lacrosse yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field indoor yes yes
Track and field outdoor yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Acting. yes
Actuarial Science. yes
Applied Psychology. yes
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General. yes
Behavioral Neuroscience. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes yes
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Communication and Media Studies. yes
Communication, General. yes
Computer Science. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Conducting. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Dance, General. yes
Dance, Other. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Film/Cinema/Media Studies. yes
Finance, General. yes
Game and Interactive Media Design. yes
General Studies. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
Graphic Design. yes
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. yes
Health/Health Care Administration/Management. yes
History, General. yes
Industrial and Organizational Psychology. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
Journalism. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Marine Sciences. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor. yes
Music Pedagogy. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes yes
Music, General. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Organizational Leadership. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Public Relations/Image Management. yes
Radio and Television. yes
Religious/Sacred Music. yes
School Psychology. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes yes
Sports Communication. yes
Theatre/Theater. yes
Voice and Opera. yes yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Psychology

Programs Offered

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

Pre-professional Programs

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

4,028

total students

76%

in-state

24%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

79%

3,196
students

Female
57%
1,811

Male
43%
1,385

21%

832
students

Female
69%
577

Male
31%
255

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

2,966
students

Female
57%
1,676

Male
43%
1,290

6%

202
students

Female
60%
121

Male
40%
81

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
14%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
25%
Hispanic/Latino
53%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

5%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 65
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

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