Rider University

1,054 reviews
  1. Lawrenceville, NJ
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C+
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
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 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 15 responses
Report
  • Busy
    47%
  • Average
    33%
  • Fake
    13%
  • Happy
    7%
  • Low intellectual level, boring
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
79%
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.62 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Focused
    33%
  • Diverse
    27%
  • Small
    27%
  • Community
    13%
  • Accepting
    0%
  • Community, Diverse, Personalized
    0%

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%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses

Reviews

1,054 reviews
  • Excellent
    121
  • Very Good
    365
  • Average
    435
  • Poor
    80
  • Terrible
    41
Great school with great programs, but if you're looking to have the "college experience" this school isn't it. People are very cliquey here, and if you don't find a friend group right away, you're pretty much screwed. There isn't really any night life. People compare this school to a high school pretty much.
  • Sophomore
  • 9 days ago
Rider University is a great school. The only down side would be the price of the school. Since Rider is a Private School it is very expensive. What I like about the school is the Equal Opportunity Program which I participated in in my undergraduate studies. This program was for students who were financially challenged. This program allowed Rider to be more affordable for me to attend and graduate.
  • College Student
  • 20 days ago
I would chose Rider again because of what they offer during and after my attendance of the school. They help you with the job hunt and help find you jobs. And during classes their professors are always available to help you because their top priority is see you succeed.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago