Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeC+
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NCAA Division I-AAA
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.58 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.58 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.83 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.90 responses
After Rider University
- Very Good365
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