Location
Lawrenceville, NJ
Undergrads
3,931
Tuition
$33,420
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 753 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: The strictness depends on the situation at hand.

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3 College Senior

Scholarships: Keep calling the office until you get a response.

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: The campus is small, so everyone knows each other.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's dependent on what students enjoy and rather have. I also don't reside on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: It's lackluster, but for what we have, it is welcomed and a nice addition to the campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: If proactive, you will be fully aware of the variety and importance of each.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: From what I have seen, it is a great place to around in. The services and places are nice and home like.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: You earn your grades, for better or worse.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I'm highly impressed by how friendly and involved the employees of Rider are.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Students have to be proactive, it is not a simple process.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports are taken seriously, Division 1.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Thus far, I've experienced a bit of everything in terms of interactions. It is pleasant, people seem welcoming.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It is expensive, regardless, due to tuition rates.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I enjoy trying a little bit of everything, which can be expensive and time consuming. Regardless, prices are not cheap.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Thus far, it has lived up to expectations based upon the people and the services.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: If the student is proactive, it is not difficult to ask for help and prepare.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: It is dependent on the choice for entertainment. I prefer on campus events.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Rider University is located in Lawrenceville, NJ which is a town that you normally just pass through. However, next door is Princeton. There are great events and shopping in Princeton.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I like my particular program because I don't have to take so many art classes as a graphic design major. I could jump right into some computer classes as a freshman.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: Rider's admissions process is very easy and they were one of the first schools I heard back from. I am a graphic design major and did not even have to submit a portfolio. When applying, Rider just wants to know what makes you stand out and how you can contribute to their campus in a unique way.

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3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There are no parties on campus but the frats and athletes throw parties at their off-campus houses. Sometimes they're really welcoming and others times they kick people out early.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The academic classes related to my major are very hands on and good practice for my career. The workload is not too much but just enough to make you think. I also think the internship opportunities are vast.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: The class registration process is very frustrating and certain classes are only offered every other semester.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everybody is pretty laid back. Its a small school so almost everybody knows one another and are very friendly.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Daly's just serve cafeteria food. They really only have good food on theme days and when parents/ new students visit. They are open from 7 am to 9pm so they aren't an at night option. One swipe does get you as much food as you want though. Cranberry's is pretty good and it is open until 2 am. There is a Subway in a small grocery store that is also open until 2 am

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Mell Chase
Hometown
Mount Laurel, NJ
Major
Biology
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Rider University has a lot going for it. It is a small school, which can offer a personal college experience to students. The class sizes are small, so you will get to know the professors and your voice will be heard. The professors are generally more than willing to help students if they need additional help with their academics or even if they’re having a non-academic problem. The advisers here are extremely helpful, as well—they offer great assistance when scheduling your classes and are there to help you find your way after Rider.

A small student body means everyone pretty much recognizes every face on campus. This can provide a sense of comfort, but some people say this leads to a lack of privacy because everyone knows everyone else’s business. But, there is a bunch of nearby towns if you want to escape campus for awhile. Rider is also a very safe place because the University does all it can to keep students safe on campus.

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