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Founded in 1865, Rider University. is a Private college. Located in New Jersey, which is a city setting in New Jersey, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 4,085 full time undergraduate students, and 972 full time graduate students.
The Rider University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 243 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Rider University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at RU are considered Selective, with ,28% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
81% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 43% were in the top quarter, and 15% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Rider University.
92 Students rated on-campus housing 3.2 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.
61 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
96 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.
98 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.
97 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.
96 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.
98 Students rated local services 3.6 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.
98 Students rated academics 3.6 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.
43 Students rated Rider University
Rider immediately caught my eye when deciding what school I wanted to attend, so I decided to list the pros and cons. The list of pros outweighed the cons drastically. They say that you will know it's the one when you visit a college as soon as you get there. I can 100% say that this was the case in my story. They have the most beautiful, well-kept campus, with student life that meets those same standards. I promise you that there is a place for everyone here and at Rider University.
Rider is a very nice school, however it can get pretty expensive, rack up on those scholarships, and you got this.
Rider University is an acquired taste. Students around campus seem to just generally tolerate each other. Most are either very clique-y or keep to themselves. Every professor that I've met there I've been able to engage in intelligent and friendly conversation with; I've even developed relationships with a few of them. The food on campus is decent at their restaurant outlets but extremely poor in the dining hall. Cooks/workers are somewhat friendly but do NOT know how to complete an order as written. The dorms are decent... if you're placed in or choose a newly renovated one. The old buildings are workable but extremely dreary. I personally did not enjoy my first and only semester dorming at Rider and actually ended up commuting an hour instead. Another thing I don't like about Rider is how liberal it is. Obviously, colleges are going to be liberal and that's perfectly fine. But when the majority of students are completely intolerant towards someone who happens to have a different opinion, that's a problem. The professors don't help with this problem either. Most are largely uninvolved politically, or contribute towards the intolerance. I'm transferring. I'm done with this school. Good luck if you decide to go here.
I believe Rider University is a good school to go to because of the environment. A lot of people who transfer or incoming are welcoming with walking arms like it's a family. The campus just it's self is just beyond peaceful and its not a lot of people which it's also good for people who learns visually like myself get a good learning.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Rider University is 71%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
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Enthusiasic, friendly, outgoing, creative, open-minded
drunken business major frat boys.
girls who are hot but really stupid.
Rider University is an amazing school with amazing people. I have experienced many of my best moments already at Rider University. Everyone I have met is kind and caring. The professors care about what the students learn and what knowledge they gain from their courses.
Professors vary as much as the subjects they teach, I have had some that know my name on the second day and others who didn't know it by the end of the semester. My favorit example of this is when I was talking with one of the biology professors, and the department chair of biology walked in and addressed me by name, I had only met her once or twice before hand. That story encapsulates something that I felt as soon as I walked onto campus. Participation always varies depending on the class, from my experiences the professors are pretty accepting of all viewpoints. Rider's requirements can be a little lax, and for some majors particularly. I have an internship in a professor's lab as a freshman, most students if they are dedicated enough can get involved somewhere.
I attend Westminster Choir College, a branch of Rider University. The unique thing about this school is that it is the only choir college in the world. It attracts students from around the world because of the choirs' competitiveness and prestige. It is also one of the most tolerant and selfless music communities I have ever encountered.
The Gospel Choir performs
Someone who likes small schools and doesnt need a lot to do outside of school.
My school is a good size focused ,on excellence in acedmics, and sports.
not a big campus everyone ;has a security level. The school seems organized and trys to stay on top of any issues we as the students have going on during the time spent there. They try to stay on a feel at home level-even though it seems as if a lot of people go home on weekends. I live close enough to go home, but need to learn how to have a campus life and learn to live on my own.
Academic advising. They never recommend how to plan course program forward
That were so many people who were there who were better than myself. I felt like a small fish in a big sea.
My school is best known for its football team, number one student section, and large alumni association. Penn State's reputation is well-known throughout most of the country.
It was pretty much what I expected. I don't have any regrets.
A person who is career oriented and knows what they want to do. There is not much time to be undecided if you want to graduate in 4 years. Also someone who has their own car, there is not too much around campus in walking distance and it would be very helpful on the weekends!
MAAC Championships - Rider University -May 4, 2008
Lambda Tau Omega Sorority Inc. strolling at Rider University
Rider is very diverse, although there are many cliques. Greeks tend to stay with each other, the Japanese Pop Culture Society (JCPS) kids, the international students (especial asian).
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
100% of students
attending Rider University receive some sort of financial aid.
33% were awarded federal grants.
While 73% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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