How hard is it to get into Rider University and can I get accepted? The school has a 70% acceptance rate ranking it #15 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,569 out of 9,429 applicants were admitted making Rider University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent. Rider University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
Find out which students are getting accepted at Rider University, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.
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|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||1000|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||600|
|SAT Math 75th||590|
|SAT Composite 75th||1190|
|Average SAT Score||1100|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Rider University?
Rider University typically requires applicants to be in the top 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in New Jersey for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 92 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1190 and Above||Good||>80%|
|1095 to 1190||Avg +||70%-80%|
|1000 to 1095||Avg -||58%-70%|
|905 to 1000||Reach||45%-58%|
|Less than 905||Low||<45%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||22|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Rider University?
Admission data indicates that Rider University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in New Jersey for highest average ACT composite score. 16 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Rider University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>82%|
|22 to 25||Avg +||70%-82%|
|20 to 22||Avg -||60%-70%|
|18 to 20||Reach||50%-60%|
|Less than 18||Low||<50%|
What GPA do you need to get into Rider University?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Rider University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Rider University was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in New Jersey for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Rider University accepts 70% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||20%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||18%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||19%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||17%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||6%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
52% of Rider University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||20%|
|Top 25% of class||52%|
|Top 50% of class||86%|
|Bottom 50% of class||14%|
|Bottom 25% of class||2%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||13%||15%||14%|
What are the requirements for admission to Rider University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
|Subject||Percent of Class|
Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania
Saint Davids, Pennsylvania
Brooklyn, New York
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=186283 IPEDS survey data for Rider University.
92% of students submit their SAT scores to Rider University. 16% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
70% of those who apply are granted admission to Rider University. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1190. 92% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 25. 16% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.