Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$39,475

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

10

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

3,232

undergraduate students

1,033

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 5,515
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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
79%
Percent 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 $36,000
Room & board $15,930
Additional fees $3,475
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $56,905
Average Financial Aid - $21,800
Total with Avg. Aid $35,105

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
Basketball
Field hockey
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field indoor
Track and field outdoor
Track and field x country
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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Majors

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

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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

5,515

total students

76%

in-state

24%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

59%

3,232
students

Female
58%
1,875

Male
42%
1,357

19%

1,033
students

Female
67%
696

Male
33%
337

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

3,016
students

Female
58%
1,761

Male
42%
1,255

7%

216
students

Female
53%
114

Male
47%
102

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Student Break-down

20%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Hispanic/Latino
52%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
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 54
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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