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Rider University

School Profile

  • Rider UniversityPrivate Four-year University in Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 4,791
First-year Undergraduate Students: 880
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 4,606
Graduate Students: 1,220

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor of Administrative/Secretarial Services
  • Bachelor of Advertising
  • Bachelor of American Studies
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Arts Management
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biopsychology
  • Bachelor of Business Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Business/Managerial Economics
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of General Studies
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of Global supply chain management
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Management Science
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music - Voice/Opera
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Music Theory/Composition
  • Bachelor of Musical theater
  • Bachelor of Oceanography
  • Bachelor of Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Religious/Sacred Music
  • Bachelor of Russian
  • Bachelor of Sales/Marketing Education
  • Bachelor of Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Speech/Rhetorical Studies
  • Certificate of Occupational Safety
  • Certificate of Paralegal/Legal Assistance
  • Certificate of Public Administration

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $29,060
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $29,060

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required
  • SAT Subject Tests: Recommended
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 213
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 80
  • TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 83


Member: NCAA
Team name: Broncs


  • Ranked #21 Regional Universities (North)
  • Ranked #343 Best Undergraduate Business Programs

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Admissions Address

2083 Lawrenceville Road
Box 3001
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3099
(609) 896-5042
(800) 257-9026
Fax: (609) 895-6645
Contact: William Larrousse
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 71%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate 63%
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 74%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 8,200
Female applicants 4,952
Male applicants 3,248
Applicants accepted 5,794
Female applicants accepted 3,496
Male applicants accepted 2,298
Freshman enrollment 1,010
Female freshman enrollment 601
Male freshman enrollment 409
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants 2,327
Early action applicants accepted 1,465
Early action applicants enrolled 300
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 30%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 69
Students accepting place on wait list 69
Students accepted from wait list 18

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 100%
Average high school GPA 3.3
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3-3.6
GPA breakdown

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 96%
SAT Critical Reading average score 522
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 470-570
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 535
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 480-590
SAT Math score breakdown
SAT Writing average score 526
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 470-570
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 19%
Average ACT Composite score 23
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 20-25
ACT Composite score breakdown
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 20-25
ACT English score breakdown
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 19-25
ACT Math score breakdown

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