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Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Rider University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Rider University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
67.1%
Admission Difficulty for Rider University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Rider University and can I get accepted? The school has a 67% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,389 out of 9,519 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 average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent. Rider University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Rider University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1260
Applicants Submitting SAT
86%
SAT Scores for Rider University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Rider University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1260
Average SAT Score 1170

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Rider University?

Rider University typically requires applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. The school ranks #12 in New Jersey for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Rider University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1260 and Above Good >78%
1165 to 1260 Avg + 67%-78%
1070 to 1165 Avg - 54%-67%
975 to 1070 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 975 Low <41%
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Rider University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
23%
ACT Scores for Rider University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Rider University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in New Jersey for highest average ACT composite score. 23 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Rider University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Rider University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >79%
22 to 26 Avg + 67%-79%
19 to 22 Avg - 56%-67%
16 to 19 Reach 45%-56%
Less than 16 Low <45%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need 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 67% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Rider University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 20% Good
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

High School Class Rank

52% of Rider University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Rider University students
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%

Admission Statistics

Rider University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,823 3,696 9,519
Accepted 3,916 2,473 6,389
Acceptance Rate 67% 67% 67%
Enrolled 596 415 1,011
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 17% 16%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Rider University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Rider University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Rider University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=186283 IPEDS survey data for Rider University.