Rider University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: New Jersey


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).

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Finance, Liberal Studies, Marketing, Psychology, Speech

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 5974
Total Grad Students: 1270
Undergraduate Students: 4704
Faculty: 243

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 25:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 19:1

Percent Male: 40%
Percent Female: 60%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 51%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

2083 Lawrence Road
Lawrenceville New Jersey 8648

Website: http://www.rider.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 609-896-5000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Jamie Mitchell
Director of Transfer Admission, Office of Admission

Transfer Services Contact:
Catherine Martin
Assistant Director of Transfer Students, Office of Admission

International Admissions Contact:
Aimee Thomson
Senior Assistant Director, Office of International Admission

Athletics Contact:
Donald P. Harnum
Athletic Director , Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
You need to have a minimum cumulative g.p.a. to be considered for admission to Rider as a transfer student. For the education majors, you need to have a minimum cumulative g.p.a. of 2.75.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Generally, courses completed with a grade of C or better that meet comparable Rider course requirements will be accepted for transfer.

Credits (Min/Max):
Student transferring from an accredited 2-year institution may receive up to 60 credits, provided these credits are compatible with RU degree requirements. Students transferring from a 4-year institution may transfer up to 90 credits, max of 75 in business

Test Scores for Applying:
Standardized test scores are not required for admission consideration.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Submit two letters of recommendation (preferably one from a professor and one from an employer).

Essay(s) required:
An essay as required on section IV of the application which is a 150-word essay.

Application Fee:
$50 non-refundable application fee.

Other Requirements:
Diploma if you have completed fewer than 30 college credits at the time of application. Students who receive federal financial aid must submit a high school transcript to the office of admissions to verify graduation from high school.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 19 24
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 460 570
Math 480 580
Writing 460 570

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: Rider University does not publish transfer statistics.

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 73%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -73%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1500

Other Expenses: 2000

Room and Board: 11810

Tuition and Fees: 31930

Total Cost: 47240

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Higher education is one of the most important and often biggest investments of your life, and it carries privileges long after you've graduated. RU strives to help you and your family become familiar with and navigate the complexities of financial aid.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 9361

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 95%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 76%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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