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Academics

New Jersey’s Rider University focuses on enriching its students not only through academics, but through encouraging students to participate in a variety of engaged learning opportunities. The university’s location between Philadelphia and New York City offers “fantastic internship opportunities” as well as co-ops, and this experiential learning is an integral part of the Rider curriculum. The business, education, and performing arts schools are notable highlights of the school’s seventy majors, and the financial aid packages are “fantastic and extremely generous, especially for the merit-based scholarship awards.” The Career Development & Success department is at the ready to help students start their careers upon graduation (for those not already hired by their internship organizations, which is common): “It’s actually really incredible to see students within the business school getting very good jobs straight out of college,” says a student.

One of the school’s greatest strengths is “the support each student has from the faculty and staff,” who are here “to support and uplift students” and encourage self-motivation. “If you need help in any way people will go to great lengths to help you in any way they can,” says a student. Almost all professors hold discussionbased classes and are “extremely accessible outside of the classroom,” though students admit that there are a few “that don’t really have any interest in teaching,” “I have had some professors who are inspirational, and so passionate about a topic that it furthers my interest,” says one student. Even the adjuncts that typically teach classes at night bring their personal experience from being full-time in the field to the classroom, which allows students to see real-world experiences. “My school is all about experience, making Rider the experience you want to have in college,” says a student.

Student Body

Rider’s small enrollment allows students to create “a close-knit community within the school that promotes networking and personal relationships with peers.” This “unified and impressive” group with diverse interests “are unafraid of challenging expeditions, classes, jobs, internships, and more.” In fact, students know they can “rely on each other for daily interactions and fun.” There is a mix of on-campus students and commuting students, and though cliques can form within areas of study, “even people with the same majors have their own unique personality.”

Campus Life

events facilitated by the school: “If there is something you want to do, you can find a way to do it.” The Student Entertainment Council “has made great strides” to ensure that Rider is not branded a suitcase school (as in the past), and there are events planned every weekend throughout the year, from “comedians to fashion shows and everything else under the sun.” Also, there are “countless performances and workshops you can attend every week.” Most people play a sport or are involved in Greek life, and the athletic community is “very supportive of each other in going to games and cheering them on.” A lot of students have work study jobs on campus, and the Student Government Association “works vigorously to ensure the quality of life for students is as good as it can be.” When these students have some downtime, there is a recreational center that “has video game consoles such as Xbox and PlayStation as well as pool and ping pong.” New York and Philadelphia are both just train rides away, and people also “go off campus to Princeton to eat and explore.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jennifer Cook
Senior Assistant Director

Address
Office of Admissions
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Phone
609-896-5042

Email
admissions@rider.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Recreation Center
Alumni Gym
Sweigart Patio
Daly's Dining Hall/Cranberry Cafe
Academic Quad

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Princeton, NJ
Sun National Bank Center
State Capitol Building in Trenton, NJ
Quaker Bridge Mall
Hamilton AMC Movie Theater
Hamilton and Princeton train stations to NYC

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
8:30 am - 5 pm
609-896-5042

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10am, 12noon, 2pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Open House and Select Saturdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@rider.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Call our directions helpline at (609) 896-5141.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Call our directions helpline at (609) 896-5141.

Local Accommodations
Many hotels are within 10 minutes of campus on the Route 1 Princeton Corridor. Among them are Red Roof Inn, McIntosh Inn, Princeton Marriott.

Admissions

Applicants: 9,429
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Average HS GPA: 3.38







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