Rider University

1,044 reviews
  1. Lawrenceville, NJ
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Rider University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Address
2083 Lawrence Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
SAT Range
930-1120
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$29,608/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,903/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,961/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,444/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,918/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,007/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.58 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.58 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,791Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Busy
    47%
  • Average
    26%
  • Happy
    16%
  • Fake
    8%
  • Low intellectual level, boring
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
79%
Poll
42%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.83 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.90 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Small
    34%
  • Diverse
    24%
  • Focused
    18%
  • Community
    11%
  • Community, Diverse, Personalized
    11%
  • Accepting
    3%

After Rider University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses

Reviews

1,044 reviews
  • Excellent
    121
  • Very Good
    365
  • Average
    437
  • Poor
    80
  • Terrible
    41
I've had my fair share of awesome classes, but bad professors, bad classes, but good professors. I think with this type of question, what you put into your education is what you will gain from your education. Here's an example. In the fall 2015 semester I took a Gen-Ed Art class, Art & Society. This was not a hands-on class, it was simply learning about classical artwork from a long time ago. Booooring! I dialed out of the class very fast, because the professor put on many art movies and we read a book on art. He also used a really old projector that had slide inserts, it was a dinosaur! So many artists were drilled into my head for months, artwork that I stared at for months, but once the final came around, I thought I'd never use that information again. But just the other day I visited the Art museum at Princeton University and just as I was leaving, a painting by Monet caught my eye. Monet! I never thought I'd actually see one of his works. I had stared at that artwork for months, and as I kept walking, I saw paintings by Renoir and Cézanne! I knew these famous painters and their stories. It was incredible, seeing these artworks in person. I didn't expect to see any of these art works. How funny, I appreciated the art so much more as I saw it in front of me, each individual brush stroke, the signature in the bottom right-hand corner. So crazy, the real-world connections I made from a Gen-Ed class I didn't even want to take. Not only did the class have an impact on me, but the professor as well.
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago
The professors have been fairly decent, and the classes have all been my Gen-Eds so I haven't fully experienced a class in my major just yet. The registration process is fair, graduate students get first pick, then juniors, then sophomores, then freshman. I am a type A student, so a lot of the workload I think I put onto myself. Popular study areas at Rider include business and Education. I am definitely a minority at Rider studying Health Science!
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago
I have loved my first semester at Rider. It definitely is not perfect and has its lows, but what school doesn't? The education is awesome here. Professors are super helpful, classes are usually small so you will get the personalized help and attention you deserve, and Rider has tons of resources to help you with whatever you need (academically, socially, financially, professionally, spiritually, psychologically, you name it). It is very small and can be a little quiet, but there is a very strong sense of community. You come to know many people and there's a pretty good chance you will see your friends in many of your classes. I've gotten a very good feel for the campus by living on it, and I very much enjoy the sense of independence it brings me. I get to be with my friends all the time, and have gotten the experience of living on my own. The food isn't horrible, and usually has pretty good choices. Eating healthy isn't that hard and we have two exceptional gyms here. It is a backpack school, and a lot of people go home on the weekends. All parties are usually off campus and it can get a little quiet on the weekends if you are not a party-goer. However, if you're making friends with people, you will always have something to do. After my first semester I am already a cheerleader on the cheerleading team, have had two on-campus jobs, gotten involved with our school's Christian Fellowship group, gospel choir, write for the Odyssey, and am a science major with nothing under a B-. I have never been an overachiever or have been this involved ever, but Rider makes it very easy to be involved and thrive at the same time. I very much feel like a strong part of the community already after only one semester, so that should give one hope that whoever they may be or like to do, they will surely find their place at Rider!
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago