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3 College Student

Overall Experience: So far, the people are great! They're kind and welcoming to everyone. Also, the campus is so beautiful! However, the resident hall I am staying in has communal showers. I wish I had known before I selected my room.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I love Rider University. Most of the teachers seem to really be there for their students. The teachers care about your grades and things you may be going through. There is plenty to do on campus including many job opportunities. Rider has provided me with many amazing experiences as well, such as meeting Bill Nye the Science Guy. I cannot wait to see what my senior year has to hold. The only regret I have is that I transferred in to Rider, I would have preferred to be here all 4 years instead of just 2.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's been absolutely amazing. The professors are so kind and willing to help!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school is really great. There are endless possibilities for science majors and plenty of fun things to do on campus.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I absolutely love Rider. I have really enjoyed the education program and the professors have all been amazing. I have the opportunity to meet some amazing friends at Rider and build professional relationships with professors as well. I think it would be better if there were more for students to do on campus but otherwise the school is great.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It is a good school but there is not too much as far as clubs and social life. Greek life is okay but it will be better at other schools.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I chose to go to a community college immediately after finishing high school. It was the best choice I could make. I knew I wanted to focus on business but wasn't sure what major to branch off to. Mercer County Community College gave me a background of all business courses at a low price, and the general education courses I took helped me form an idea of possible minors or double majors for when I entered my 4-year institution! After leaving MCCC with an Associates Degree in Business Administration, I went to Rider University to achieve a BS in Business Management & Leadership. I just recently added a second major, Global Supply Chain Management! While at MCCC, I loved my statistics, business, and sociology classes. At Rider I took a Production and Operations course that mirrored statistics and business operations/economic courses and fell in love with that course; that is when I decided to add GSC MGT as a double major. My first year at a new school, 2013- 2014, Rider offered a 9 day study abroad tour to Costa Rica for sustainability and renewable energy. With my interest in sociology and improving the world, I traveled with my school and fell in love with the Latin American culture and their mission for a sustainable future. I have now chosen to take an entire semester in Costa Rica to learn about sustainability more and possibly add international business as a third major. What I love so much about my two colleges are the choices I had! If I went straight to a 4-year institution, I wouldn't have the resources to explore my interests academically. MCCC allowed me the opportunity to enroll in a variety of GenEd courses at a low price. I ended up taking more courses than required because I wanted to see what my interests were. Finally Rider continues to challenge me and has various leadership clubs, trips abroad, and athletic teams that I take part in. Always keeping busy and looking for more ways to continue my studies, Rider has it all!

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love Rider. The teachers have been so friendly which made being away from home so easy. The size of the school is perfect and you get the feeling that your teachers genuinely care about you.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's honestly what you make of it! I love Rider

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Much better than on campus, but sometimes slightly inconvenient with being off the meal plan and needing a car to get to campus.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It's terrible, but the dining commons staff are always friendly!

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Westminster did everything that they could to making attending doable and not a huge financial strain on my family.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's a very small campus with a small amount of people.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It only okay if you know where they are, if you are with a group of girls and if you go with friends. A lot of the sports have " houses" but they can be very crowded. The best party for me was hanging at the pub or anywhere with my friends.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is alot of great food paces, especially those who deliver late. The quality of food is really good and the well priced. The best places are the pizza places. They are quick and the food is great., One to check out would be Fidelos, Number One China, and of course Dominoes. For late night food, the best place to look is grub hub.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: If you dont get caught youre fine. However getting caught brings a whole new level of strictness. There are certain staff members that are worse than others. The rules arent bad so if you follow them there isnt anything to worry about. Academics are very strict about cheating in class and on papers. Attendance depending on the professor and the department isnt to bad. Just get the grades and do the work and it is easy.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Options are limited to where you can eat. The variety at each place is great. The food is at its best when there is a rush. The food isnt cheap but is pretty well sized. There are a lot of places to order from that are decently priced and deliver. Overall the food isnt too bad. Starbucks all so take the meal plan dining dollars which is a great perk.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: great at giving information. Talking one-on-one is the best and an easy thing to do

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorm sizes are nice, rooms with air are awesome. Bathrooms are decent size, kept clean! Laundry is okay, could be better but itsnt too bad (Free!)

Housing isnt hard to do, the availability isnt bad. JUst know where you want to live.

Cost is a lot but i think it is worth staying on campus. Having a car or someone with a car is the best, not to much to do around campus. Getting involved is easy though.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Buffalo chicken wraps are the best here! Eat at Cranberry's.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The expense of living on campus is what makes it okay and not great. Being around your peers your age is what makes you college experience, but paying thousands of dollars to do so is outrageous. Getting a house or apartment off campus, but close by is the better route.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are some housing options that are kind of off campus, but since we are surrounded by the highway and woods there are not many options.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It is only driving distance chain restaurants that provide crappy food that is easier to eat on campus then off

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I do not go to parties, but from what I hear they are never really fun and mostly just at the Frats

3 College Sophomore

Administration: They are not as strict on somethings that they should be and very strict on things like parking, but overall they do what they need to.

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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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