Academics

Location
Lawrenceville, NJ
Undergrads
3,931
Tuition
$33,420
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I love my major. It's very unique and I don't think any other school in the country has anything quite like it. With a major in popular music culture, I can take classes about American culture, music history, and learn how to write songs.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Gives back to the school by giving wawa services to the campus

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3 College Freshman

Academics: Classes can be easy if you just don't get distracted like I do.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: I love my school and it is a great place to find good music connections and is a great conservatory for my major.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Rider is the #1 business school in the state of New Jersey, and has an accreditable Education Program. Their Psychology Department and Journalism/Communications Department is also very popular and prestige as well.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 454th
    Best Academic Advisers
  • 549th
    Most Available Classes
  • 553rd
    Best Online Course Options
  • 585th
    Most Flexible Curriculums
  • 770th
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Mell Chase
Hometown
Mount Laurel, NJ
Major
Biology
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Rider prides itself on its academics. There's a wide range of majors offered in fields like education, business, liberal arts, and sciences. All students in the College of Liberal Arts, Education, and Sciences must complete the core curriculum by the end of sophomore year. The core curriculum includes required classes in a foreign language, humanities, math, science, social sciences, and writing. The main campus is in Lawrenceville, but there is a second campus in Princeton, which is home to the Westminster Choir College.

The professors at Rider are highly educated and are around often for office hours if you ever need extra help. There are also many tutors in the Student Success Center, which offers services to help students. There are also Supplemental Instruction sessions that meet once a week as a review group. If you’re looking for a quiet place to study, the residence halls each have a lounge and there's a 24-hour lounge in the library.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
12:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
239
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
329
Total FT Faculty
239
Faculty with Terminal Degree
97%
Average Faculty Salary
$97,994
Full-Time Retention Rate
76%
Part-Time Retention Rate
100%
Graduation Rate
67%
Programs/Majors Offered
58
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • 20 to 49 students: 49%
  • 50 or more students: 1%
  • Fewer than 20 students: 50%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Continuing Studies
  • College of Liberal Arts, Education, & Sciences
  • Westminster College of the Arts
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Accounting: 5%
  • Business Administration and Management: 6%
  • Psychology: 4%
  • Rhetoric and Composition: 3%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Philosophy
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Cooperative education program
  • Double major
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
Online Courses
Rider does offer distance-learning classes, most of which are offered in the summer.
Best Places to Study
  • Library
  • Lounge
Tips to Succeed
  • Get involved and do things on campus. You can meet so many new people by joining groups, going to athletic events, or even just going to parties!
  • Go to tutoring or Supplement Instructors (SI). SI is a study group headed up by a student who took the class the semester or year before and has been recommended by the professor.
  • Stay on top of your work, and learn to balance it with your social life.
  • Study! Your first year of college will be so different than your high school years. Party as much as you want, but never forget about your grades. They are going to be more important later on than you think.

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 27 responses

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  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 28 responses

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  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

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