Rider University

Rider University

Rider University is a private, co-educational, nonsectarian university located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. It was founded in 1865 as Trenton Business College. The campus today stretches over more than 300 acres of suburban land. More than 5,000 students are enrolled in the University every year.

The schools and colleges under RU are as follows:

  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Liberal Arts, Education and Sciences
  • College of Continuing Studies
  • Westminster Choir College

The sports teams of Rider University are known as the Broncos. The men's teams from RU take part in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field and wrestling. The women's teams participate in basketball, field hockey, cross country, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field and volleyball. The University also has a co-ed cheerleader squad.

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Contacting Rider University

Rider University
2083 Lawrence Road
Lawrenceville , NJ 08648-3099
General Phone: (609) 896-5000

Rider University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management504business management, accounting, managerial economics, entrepreneurship, finance, labor relations, organizational behavior, actuarial science, marketing ...
Education and Teaching251curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher education, business teaching, music teaching, ...
Liberal Arts247American studies, French language, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, international relations, political science, ...
Therapy and Counseling85psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology
Music51music theory and composition, conducting, piano, voice
Science39biology, biochemistry, biopsychology, chemistry, oceanography
Art Studies15art studies
Computer Science and Engineering14computer and info science
Family and Social Work10public administration
Religion and Philosophy5philosophy, religious music

Number of programs and degrees for Rider University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree89538
Master's degree31714
Associate's degree52
Post-master's certificate192

Rider University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Rider University had a total enrollment of 5,963 students (5,232 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 41%
Women 59%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 76%
Graduate 24%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 71%
Black 9%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 28%
20-21 28%
22-24 16%
25-29 11%
30-34 4%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey72%
New York10%
(International Students)1%

Rider University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 83 %
Part-Time 100 %

Rider University Room and Board (2007)

Rider University offers campus housing for 2,579 of its 5,232 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Lawrenceville, New Jersey for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Jersey Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 999 meals per week.

Rider University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470560
SAT Math470570
SAT Writing460570
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT98%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT18%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Rider University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 27,730
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 27,730
Room and board $ 10,280
Room charge $ 6,060
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,220
Books and supplies $ 1,400
Other expenses $ 2,000

Financial Aid:
Rider University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 262800)

Rider University Faculty

Rider University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2728
Non-tenured and not on tenure track72

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year14$111,0845$104,751
Associate professorcalendar year4$105,3084$103,142
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year18$109,80010$101,215

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year45$104,41130$101,676
Associate professoracademic year50$94,77735$88,433
Assistant professoracademic year24$68,33526$71,669
Instructoracademic year1*2*
Lectureracademic year2*0*
All faculty totalacademic year122$92,82293$87,367

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Rider University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Baseball Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Track Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports6990159

Rider University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Labor and Industrial Relations
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Business Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General


Music Theory and Composition
Piano and Organ
Voice and Opera

Religion And Philosophy
Religious/Sacred Music

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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