Rider University Overview
Located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, Rider University is a private not-for-profit institution. Rider is located in a safe and convenient suburb.
What Is Rider University Known For?
- The student loan default rate at Rider is 4%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Rider.
- In 2017-2018, 44% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Rider makes roughly $50,600 a year. This is 24% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
- 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 is ranked #292 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #7 out of 60 schools in New Jersey.
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.
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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|
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|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Rider?
Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 67%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.
Average Test Scores
About 86% 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 500 and 600. Math scores were between 490 and 590.
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
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Rider, approximately 76% of students took out student loans averaging $10,532 a year. That adds up to $42,128 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Rider is 4.3%. 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 904 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,465 full-time undergraduates at Rider, 43% are male and 57% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Rider University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||465|
|Hispanic or Latino||598|
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 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Rider
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Rider University was 15.6%. This is the #1,055 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|
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|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#69|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#84|
|Business Administration & Management||#318|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#399|
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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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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