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Rider University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Rider University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. 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?

2021 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 53 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Rider is ranked #410 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Rider is also ranked #9 out of 33 schools in New Jersey.

See all of the rankings for Rider University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Rider?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Rider University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 67%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 86% 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 500 and 600. Math scores were between 490 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Rider University  ( 500 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Rider University  ( 490 to 590 )
Rider received ACT scores from 23% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Rider University  ( 19 to 26 )

Learn more about Rider University admissions.

Rider University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Rider it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

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 44%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  44 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Rider University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 80% 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  80 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 54%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  54 out of 100

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

Good Overall Diversity at Rider

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,920 undergraduates at Rider with 3,535 being full-time and 385 being part-time.

Rider Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Rider is 84.03 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  84.03 out of 100
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How Much Does Rider University Cost?

The overall average net price of Rider is $28,387. 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 +
$20,931 $22,168 $26,148 $31,702 $35,408

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Rider, approximately 76% of students took out student loans averaging $10,532 a year. That adds up to $42,128 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Rider is 4.3%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Rider make around $50,600 per year during the early years of their employment. 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.

Location of Rider University

Located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, Rider University is a private not-for-profit institution. Lawrenceville is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Location of Rider University

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 57 majors graduated from Rider University. Of these students, 860 received undergraduate degrees and 347 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
General Psychology 91 $37,000
Accounting 75 $49,000
Teacher Education Grade Specific 72 $48,000
Business Administration & Management 68 $48,200
Marketing 67 $39,600
Music 64 $21,700
Finance & Financial Management 54 $44,200
Human Resource Management 32 $42,000
Teacher Education Subject Specific 30 $41,100
Public Relations & Advertising 27 $35,100

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

Online Learning at Rider

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,162 students took at least one online class at Rider University. This is an increase from the 914 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,162 349
2016-2017 914 290
2015-2016 742 260
2014-2015 544 183
2013-2014 448 207

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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