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Reviews 942 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Health department is very pushy with their events and surveys--almost ot the point of being invasive. Security will let anyone who flashes something that kind of looks like a Rider ID onto the grounds after the gates are up.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have made very rewarding relationships with many of my professors, but administration is in it for their own paycheck. Sometimes I feel like I'm going to school at an institutionalized pyramid scheme, based on how much administration takes teachers and students into consideration. Teachers are very attentive and encouraging, though. Dining is mediocre. You have to pull teeth with financial aid, so make sure that's squared away the summer before the school year starts. Independent research is easy once you become friends with teachers you like. The study abroad program is expensive, but also vast--students are encouraged to do so.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I only say it's great because of the level of internships available to students.

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2 College Junior

Campus Housing: I commute. I would not want to live on campus at Rider-the dorms are glorified concrete closets.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Not involved in Greek life, but I see a lot of community-service oriented activity on social media about Greek life at Rider.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: Everyone is expected to be jazzed about basketball, as basketball is the main unifying aspect of campus life. If you're apathetic about basketball, you often get looked at by staff like you have two heads.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Administration is completely distant from the needs of students, but the teaching faculty is generally very available and supportive.

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5 College Junior

Diversity: Everyone s friendly with each other.

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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Security is on top of it.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have not had any problems and I feel generally safe on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am new to the school but I have found the professors to be very kind and accommodating.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school gives a lot of opportunities to get practice in the field.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I would like to become a part of Greek Life but I am unsure of the process.

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is no sports team that really represents the school well.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am not finished with my first semester, but so far I think that the school is alright.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school is beautiful and easy to get around. I wish i felt more comfortable about getting involved as an older student. I feel as if I should have started things as a freshmen that this school, but I went to a community college first.

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2 College Junior

Overall Experience: I do not think I will do much with my degree. I am just a business major trying to get my bachelors degree to get out of school. I put too much stress on myself and the stress is not worth it for me.

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2 College Junior

Campus Housing: The rooms are extremely small for two people. There is not enough of storage space, specially for a girl with money pieces of clothing. It is very expensive to live on campus. I was considering it to get the experience, but the amount of money is not worth it and I did not want to share with a stranger. I would rather pick my roommate, but coming into this school middle of junior year is tough on me.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I do not really know anything about the sports that happen on campus. I hear of a basketball game every now and then but that is it. It is probably because I do not live on campus.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I transferred to this school that I currently attend and I am still struggling to get all the paperwork and loan information in to be able to register for summer classes and fall classes.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Although there have been a few instances of vandalism or sexual assault on campus, public safety has attained the perpetrators. There is a lot of blue lights along campus, just be sure to know the difference between student escort and emergency number for public safety. I usually feel safe, but I'm cautious and downloaded an app called SafeTrek for when i feel unsafe.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really enjoyed my professors and classes, despite most being general core classes. The classes i have taken for my second major have been very interesting and great for my education. If you reach out to them many professors are willing to help you and take an interest in your life, especially if you are in a small class (which is the majority, especially in your major).

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm only a freshman and live in Poyda, which unfortunately is a 15+ minute walk from the student recreation center, Daly's, and most of the other dorms across campus. The plus side to Poyda is that it is only a three minute walk to Fine Arts, and less than 10 minutes to Crans. It's also pretty close to mail services. The housing process is pretty easy, but unfortunately the lottery system isn't the best and feels like your time slot is forever away and you start fearing you won't get the building you want.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Rider does not have a football team, which most people believe that colleges should. Basketball is a big sport at Rider since football is not available. Varsity sports are available and a large part of Rider. Since varsity sports gets the priority over club and intramural activities, it can bbe annoying for club and intramural sports to find a place and time to practice if they want to practice in the gym. The student recreation center holds the gym where students can work out and they have a wide set of exercise machines and products to use. There is a quarter mile track that is pretty secluded over the gym in the student recreation center if you do not want to run on a treadmill.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Although Rider is a very expensive university, the experiences you have and the financial aid packages the college gives you help. Although general core classes are required, the professors are interesting and personable, and for the most part classes have less than 25 people. Even if Rider does not have a football team like bigger schools, we make up for in our sense of community and smallness, which for some (like me) is more important than attending a large university.

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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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