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Rider University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Rider University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Rider University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Rider University was awarded 255 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is accounting and finance.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Rider as #575 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Rider is also ranked #18 out of 49 schools in New Jersey.

See all of the rankings for Rider University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Rider?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Rider University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 76%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 50% of students accepted to Rider submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 620. Math scores were between 510 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Rider University  ( 510 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Rider University  ( 510 to 600 )
Rider received ACT scores from 7% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Rider University  ( 20 to 26 )

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Rider University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Rider, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Rider University is 43%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  43 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Rider University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 79% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Rider University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Rider for first-time, full-time students is 57%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  57 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Rider University.

Rider University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,630 undergraduates at Rider with 3,279 being full-time and 351 being part-time.

How Much Does Rider University Cost?

The overall average net price of Rider is $27,964. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Rider

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$21,161 $23,326 $24,866 $31,013 $34,454

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Rider, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Rider, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $10,098 a year. That adds up to $40,392 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Rider is 6.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Rider Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Rider make about $50,600 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Rider graduates since it is 27% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Rider University make the most money.

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Location of Rider University

Rider University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. The suburban atmosphere of Lawrenceville makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Contact details for Rider are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3099
Phone: 609-896-5000

Rider University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 58 majors graduated from Rider University. Of these students, 937 received undergraduate degrees and 324 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Accounting 89 $51,425
Business Administration & Management 87 $49,855
Teacher Education Grade Specific 79 $49,042
Music 77 $22,485
General Psychology 73 $39,467
Marketing 45 $45,618
Human Resource Management 40 $46,478
Finance & Financial Management 37 $50,439
Criminal Justice & Corrections 37 $30,554
Teacher Education Subject Specific 36 $47,553

Learn more about the majors offered at Rider University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Rider

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 1,860 students took at least one online class at Rider University. This is an increase from the 1,371 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,860 521
2018-2019 1,371 423
2017-2018 1,162 349
2016-2017 914 290
2015-2016 742 260

Learn more about online learning at Rider University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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