Rider University Overview
Located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, Rider University is a private not-for-profit institution. Lawrenceville is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.
What Is Rider University Known For?
- Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Rider since the student to facuty ratio is 10 to 1.
- The highest award offered at Rider is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 43% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Rider with a bachelor's degree make about $50,600 a year. That's 24% more than those who graduate from other schools.
- It takes the average Rider student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.
Rider University Rankings
Rider landed the #294 spot in our 2022 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,587 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 49 colleges in New Jersey, it is ranked at #6.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Rider has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Rider.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Rider has earned from around the web.
|#27||Best Secondary Education Schools||College Factual|
|#49||Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools||College Factual|
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|#71||Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools||College Factual|
|#85||Best Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#115||Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Rider University?
Contact details for Rider are given below.
|Address:||2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3099|
How Do I Get Into Rider?
You can apply to Rider online at: https://www.applyweb.com/apply/rider/
Admission Requirements for Rider
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
|TOEFL||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Rider?
Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 75%, and the acceptance rate for women is 76%.
Average Test Scores
About 50% of students accepted to Rider submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 620. Math scores were between 510 and 600.
Can I Afford Rider University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Rider, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $10,098 a year. That adds up to $40,392 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Rider is 6.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Rider University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,006 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,279 full-time undergraduates at Rider, 42% are male and 58% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Rider University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||454|
|Hispanic or Latino||597|
New Jersey students aren't the only ones who study at Rider University. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 63 countries are represented at Rider. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Colombia, and Turkey.
Online Learning at Rider University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Rider has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 23rd most popular in New Jersey for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Rider
The following table shows how Rider is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||#74||#74|
Online Growth Rankings of Rider
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Rider University was 19.1%. This is the #1,093 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Rider regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Rider majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||9%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||2%|
|Health Sciences & Services||12%|
|Public Administration & Social Service||47%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Rider ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Rider.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Public Relations & Advertising||#61|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||#99|
|Health Sciences & Services||#100|
|Communication & Journalism||#161|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#225|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Rider University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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