Rider University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, & More

North Hall at Rider University
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Rider University Admissions Overview:

Rider University admits most of those who apply each year. Students applying to Rider will need to send in high school transcripts, a letter of recommendation, scores from either the SAT or the ACT, and a personal essay. Successful applicants will generally have solid grades and test scores within or above the ranges listed below. If you have any questions about applying, be sure to visit the school's website, or contact the admissions office for assistance.

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Admissions Data (2015):

Rider University Description:

Rider University first opened its doors as the Trenton Business College in 1865, and to this day business fields remain extremely popular among undergraduates. The 280-acre main campus in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, is an easy drive to Philadelphia and New York City. A smaller campus is located in Princeton, New Jersey. Rider has a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and undergraduates can choose from 60 degree programs across the university's four academic colleges. In athletics, the Rider University Broncs compete in the NCAA Division I Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,069 (4,172 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 88% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $39,820
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $14,390
  • Other Expenses: $2,030
  • Total Cost: $57,740

Rider University Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 73%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $22,732
    • Loans: $10,557

Academic Programs:

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 54%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Swimming, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Soccer, Wrestling, Cross Country, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Tennis, Swimming, Softball, Field Hockey, Cross Country, Basketball, Track and Field, Soccer

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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