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Reviews 856 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: The institution is great but the cost is extreme.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Rider is a great school. It really is, but it's not for me. It's a suburban school and everything I want to off campus (parties, food, shopping, city life, etc), so being a freshman without a car makes life pretty dull. Also, it's a backpack school, so a lot of kids go home over the weekends. The one thing that bothers me that most is that there's never anyone just walking around over the weekend. Everything is so quiet and there's never much going on. However, the education program is wonderful. The professors are great and everything is really well thought out and planned. It just depends on what you want in your college experience.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Rider University is small but the faculty make it feel super home-y. This school is also apart of a very close-knit community and whenever you need help with an issue or finding something, there is someone to help.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: My college is very expensive, but it feels like home. I could not imagine going anywhere else. One of my favorite experiences is meeting my best friend at orientation. Everything that I have participated in, from work to getting involved on campus, it has shaped me into the person that I am today. My school is perfect because of the location, small class size, and the attention that you will get from your professors. My university is known for Business and I hope to find a career in management out of college; I believe my major in Management & Leadership with a minor in Psychology really emphasizes how well-rounded I am.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My classes are great and I am learning a lot from some of my teachers. The campus is a little small which sometimes is nice although other times I wish the campus was a little larger. The food is okay but I would prefer if we had more options. Not only does Rider have a great program for my major and minor but they have other programs like the Leadership Development Program that I am applying for. In addition to that there is a lot of clubs and societies to join on campus. I am in multiple and I enjoy them all.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my campus size and how easy it is to make new friends. Everyone is easygoing and fun to be around.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I transferred from a school I hated, majoring in something I had no interest in, to a school I love doing what I love. I am forever grateful to be around such great artists and be taught by amazing professors. Im in my senior year of college and yes I would have done it all over again but starting with my school, the University of the Arts.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is a small school, which I enjoy because you meet more people and gain a better understanding of your faculty however, it is expensive and I do not have the money available to stay here. I have gotten involved at the University and I do not want to leave. It is a fantastic school with excellent faculty and advisers as well as opportunities to get involved.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: campus is just big enough

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The campus is beautiful and the academics are great!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: there is still so much i still need to know about this school

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far, I am very happy with my choice in schools.

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.

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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.

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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.


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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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