2083 Lawrenceville RoadLawrenceville, NJ 08648-3099 609-896-5042
http://www.rider.edu admissions@rider.edu
About Rider University
  • Year of Foundation 1865
  • Size of Campus 280 acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 4,375
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 61%, 39%, 22%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $29,870
  • Room and Board $11,200
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $50
  • Enrollment No. 4,712
As a learner-centered University dedicated to the education of the whole student, Rider provides students the intellectual resources and breadth of student life opportunities of a comprehensive university with the personal attention and close student-faculty interactions of a liberal arts college. Rider University will be a leader in American higher education celebrated for educating talented students for citizenship, life and career success in a diverse and interdependent world. Rider will achieve distinctiveness by focusing on students first, by cultivating leadership skills, by affirming teaching and learning that bridges the theoretical and the practical and by fostering a culture of academic excellence. The success of our graduates will be demonstrated by their personal and career achievements and by their contributions to the cultural, social and economic life of their communities, the nation and the world.
Social Life And Activities
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Number of frat chapter houses 4
  • Number of frats 6
  • Number of honor societies Sociology Honor Society (Alpha Kappa Delta), National Freshman Honor Society (Alpha Lambda Delta), Fine Arts Honor Society(Alpha Psi Omega), Worldwide Accounting, Finance, and Computer/Information Honor Society (Beta Alpha Psi), Biological Science Honor So
  • Number of sororities 6
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Cranberry Fest, Unity Day, Homecoming Weekend, International Week, University Day, Black History Month, Greek Week
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Union, Asian Students at Rider, Latin American Student Organization, Organization of Caribbean-Affiliated Students, International Student Club, Black & Hispanic Alliance (BHA), Franco Italian Culture Associati
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Catholic Campus Ministry, Christian Fellowship, Rider Association of Protestants, Hillel, Muslim chaplain
  • Number of students in fraternities 6
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 16%
  • Percent students who are frat members 17%
  • Distance to nearest airport Newark, NJ (45), Philadelphia, PA (50)
  • Distance to nearest train Trenton, NJ (8)
  • Distance to nearest bus Trenton, NJ (8)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (80%), women's dorms (5%), sorority housing (8%), fraternity housing (6%), apartment for single students (1%), other housing options
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 87%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing N/A
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 2%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 46%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 10%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 22
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 1%
Campus Services
  • Library Facilities Talbott Library of Westminster Choir College of Rider University: Music Education Resource Center, American Organ Archives, Choral Music Collection Ernest & Young Bloomberg Terminal for corporation information, Riderana (Rider University archive)
  • Number Of Microforms 874,751
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 50
  • Library On Campus N/A
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 150
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 446,772
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 150
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 300
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 20,890
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 60
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Museums Art Gallery, Holocaust/Genocide Center, Language Lab, Journalism Lab, TV Studio, Multimedia Room, Finance/Accounting Room, Multicultural Center, Flow cytometer, 4 PCR machines, 2 autoclaves, Scintillation spectrometer, Gamma counter, Induction-coupled plas
  • Number Of Subscriptions 25,647
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Computer Courses No
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
Student Employment and Career
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 50%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Bloomberg LLP, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Chubb Group, Church & Dwight Co., Inc., Deloitte & Touche LLP, Dow Jones & Co., Educational Testing Service, Ernst & Young LLP, Hamilton Township (NJ) School District, Johnson & Johnson Corp, Merrill Lynch, Sarnoff Cor
  • Student Employment Federal Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year 89%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Princeton University)
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Village