Off-campus housing is cheaper than living in the dorms, but many students say it can be hard to find a good place to live off campus. There isn’t any off-campus housing within walking distance of the main campus, so be prepared to drive at least 10 minutes to get to class. There is commuter parking available at Rider, but it is always full, so you'll need to arrive early to campus to get a spot.
The benefits of living on campus are that you won't have to worry about parking and it is easier to make friends, but there are benefits to living off campus, as well. The main one is that it teaches you responsibility before you head out into the "real world." You'll get to learn how to manage your money, and you’ll get to cook what you want (and perfect your cooking skills!). Generally, it probably makes the most sense to live on campus your freshman and sophomore years, and then move off campus when you’re a junior or senior.