Rider

Rider University

2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, United States
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  • Total Documents
    387
  • Class Notes
    291
  • Textbook Notes
    51
  • Study Guides
    45
  • Currently Enrolled
    138
  • Previously Enrolled
    194

Overview of Rider University (Rider)

About this school

Rider, founded in 1865, is a private, multipurpose university. Its 353-acre campus is in Lawrenceville, two miles north of Trenton.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,094
    • Men:1,725 (42.1%)
    • Women:2,369 (57.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (Rider)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Rider University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2083 Lawrenceville Road
City, State, Zip
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648-3001
Phone
(609) 896-5042
Fax
(609) 895-6645
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
67% of 9,519 applicants were admitted
Women
67% of 5,823 applicants were admitted
Men
67% of 3,696 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
6,389 admitted students enrolled
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.35
375 And Above
20%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
490-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
20%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
26%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
500-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
23%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
23%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
19-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
9%
• Score 24 - 29
30%
• Score 18 - 23
48%
• Score 12 - 17
13%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Rider)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $41,310 (69.42857142857143%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,700 (24.705882352941178%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,500 (2.5210084033613445%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,990 (3.3445378151260505%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Rider University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url
Not reported

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002628
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
928 (92.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
854 (92.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
854 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
123 (14.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$34,344
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 853 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,812
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 342 (40.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,608
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 109 (12.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
129 (12.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,539

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,084 (83.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,828 (91.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,828 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
421 (14.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$30,642
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,789 (98.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,595
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,180 (77.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,072
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 399 (14.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
702 (18.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,887

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
74%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$35,332
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Rider)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


246

Part-Time Faculty


356

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


40%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 40% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 16% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 77% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
30-39
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
507,029

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
300
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Rider University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


53.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


61.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


63.0%

Programs & Majors (Rider)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (58)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Advertising
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biopsychology
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Office Management and Supervision
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Communication/journalism, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Music, Master of Music Education, Master of Accountancy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Voice Pedagogy, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (13)


  • Accounting
  • Applied Psychology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Organizational Management
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life (Rider)

Location & Geography

Population


3,887

Nearest Metropolitan Area


280 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


New York City, Philadelphia

Weather


Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 82.3 average high in September
Rain
122 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
50 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Princeton
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Trenton

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


54% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


46%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bronc
School Colors
Cranberry and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country running, equestrian sports, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Rider University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, greek council, association of commuter students, black student union, residence hall association

Sororities


11% of women participate

Fraternities


6% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,711

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,094
Women
2,369
Men
1,725

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.8% Asian
  • 13.2% Black/African-American
  • 16.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 60.7% White
  • 1.5% Unknown

International Students


3.2% from 46 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


979

Student Resources (Rider)

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