#4 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

Rider University

Lawrenceville, New Jersey

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Student Population
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Location Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Online rider.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, Rider University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 9,429 prospective students applied, and 6,569 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 921 enrolled in the school.  3,838 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 986 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $42,120 plus fees of $740. Rider University is ranked 312 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Rider University is rated within the top 37% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1000/1190
ACT 20/25
GPA 3.3
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Mar 15, 2021
Applicant Competition Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Rider University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$740
Room and Board $15,280
Budget for Other Expenses$2,500
Total One Year Cost$62,140

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$53,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
63% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Rider University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 34%
Education 15%
English and Literature 13%
Psychology 8%
Visual and Performing Arts 8%

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