Rider University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

2083 Lawrenceville Road

Box 3001

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3099

(609) 896-5042

(800) 257-9026

Fax: (609) 895-6645

Contact: William Larrousse

Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address

2083 Lawrenceville Road

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3099

(609) 896-5000


Total undergrads: 4,791

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 880

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,606

Graduate enrollment: 1,220


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 74%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 80%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Arts Management B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – Piano/Organ A,B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music Theory/Composition B
Musical theater B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Actuarial Science B
Administrative/Secretarial Services B
Business Administration/Management A,B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
Global supply chain management B
Human Resources Management A,B
International Business B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B
Office Management A,B
Organizational Behavior Studies B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Business Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Sales/Marketing Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B

Engineering Technologies

Occupational Safety C

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Russian B
Spanish B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biopsychology B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Oceanography B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration C

Social Sciences

Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Religious/Sacred Music B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Rider University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (609) 896-5000
Website: www.rider.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: https://www.applyweb.com/apply/rider/
Address: 2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3099
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,674
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 62%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 3,303 (71% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $44,460
Out-of-state Tuition: $44,460
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $30,050

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Rider University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Rider University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 11114
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 161
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 175101
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Health Professions and Related Programs 132
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 222
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 4
Theology and Religious Vocations 11
Visual and Performing Arts 105
Grand total 22263271

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Rider University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $44,460
Out-of-state $44,460
Books and supplies $1,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $21,398
Out-of-state $21,398

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 917 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 915 100% $30,050
Student loan aid 680 74% $10,097

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,527 90% $26,945
Federal student loans 2,596 66% $6,869

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Rider University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Rider University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 9,388 3,618 5,770
Percent admitted 100% 72% 71%
Percent admitted who enrolled 9% 11% 8%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Rider University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 4,674
Undergraduate enrollment 3,770
Graduate enrollment 904

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Rider University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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