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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: From my first step onto the campus, I felt accepted and surrounded by understanding people who were enthusiastic to help me, and professors who are experts in their field and enthusiastic about imparting their knowledge onto others.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It depends. Certain off campus houses are great for frat parties, and the hockey house is pretty great.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: You get out what you put in. I chose to participate in Greek life because I knew it would increase my social life, and it definitely has.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: 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!

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Like I said earlier, even though our campus is diverse, everyone is pretty accepting of different religions, different sexualities, etc. We co-exist pretty well here, but we have a few exceptions of people who do not like it.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: If you're into it, cool. If you're not into it, cool. No one judges here based on preference for the drug scene. I don't find that there is too much peer pressure from the drug scene. Policy is usually pretty strictly enforced.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: 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 C├ęzanne! 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.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: You get what you put in. You need to make those connections, networking, on your own. Our career services department definitely helps you by finding internships and jobs, but I find alumni and reach out on my own. I haven't done too much with our career services department, but I submitted my first resume and received quality feedback on how to improve it.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The only issue that I find reoccurring is the issue of strangers coming onto campus and either loitering, breaking/attempting to break into dorms or apartments, and the like. And this issue has only happened a few times, however, being an open campus it is difficult to keep strangers out. I feel that public safety allows anyone in when they are supposed to be checking ID's.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am biased because I am in a social sorority, but the social atmosphere definitely thrives because of the presence of Greek life. Sometimes Greek life gets a bad rep because non-Greeks believe that Greeks are 'better' but that is just a nasty rumor. Greek life only makes up around 10% of our campus, so non-Greeks overpower Greeks and it is very easy to co-exist and have many friends outside the 'Greek bubble.'

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Overall, I believe that we have a great athletic department, however, I believe that we need to up our fan support and school spirit!! Also, certain sports perform better as a D1 team than others on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I believe that Rider has many opportunities for extracurriculars including sports games, pep rallies, etc. I also feel that Rider is a school in which all the students are unique and come from all different walks of life, and we all work well together. However, I feel that Rider could spend more time and effort on student activities in order to keep students on campus over the weekends. I joined a sorority, and I believe that regardless of what an individual's interests are in college, you get out what you put into it.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have not had a problem with a professor or felt as if a class was too difficult.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I haven't dealt with campus safety or security so i don't really an opinion on it

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: For a freshman i think housing could have been worse

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Im actually going considering joining this semester

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't personally use them but I see others there

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I actually enjoy going to school and hate to leave

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: as i begin my college experience there have been ups and downs with classes, room mates, grades and i believe it is a normal first year of college and look forward to better years to follow

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: my college is ranked as one of the top schools as providing internships and helping with job placement at graduation my hope is that will happen for me as well

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Live on campus - first room mate was a disaster - second room mate was much better and enhanced the college experience

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not part of greek life

3 College Freshman

Athletics: playing Club Softball the team is treated fairly by the school

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Like the school size and class size they are willing to work with you in all aspects of your college experience

great school

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Needs air conditioning in every hall

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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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