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Rider University
Lawrenceville, NJ
Rider, founded in 1865, is a private, multipurpose university. Its 353-acre campus is in Lawrenceville, two miles north of Trenton.
Web Site www.rider.edu/
Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 4,128
   Women 2,368 (57.4%)
   Men 1,760 (42.6%)
Graduate Students 947
ADMISSION
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 69% of 9,851 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
 
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.28
SAT Math 520 average
460-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 510 average
450-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 22 average
19-25 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities     X  
MONEY MATTERS
Cost of Attendance $58,615
  Tuition and Fees $39,820
  Room and Board $14,230
Average Percent of Need Met 75%
Average Freshman Award $31,784
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$36,032
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ACADEMICS
Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 252
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 7% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
CAMPUS LIFE
Lawrenceville Population 3,887
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City, Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 82% of freshmen, 55% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Bronc
Sororities 9% of women participate
Fraternities 4% of men participate
STUDENTS
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.1% Asian
12.2% Black/African-American
12.4% Hispanic/Latino
2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.6% White
3.5% Unknown
International Students 2.8% from 74 countries
First-Year Students Returning 80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 54.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported