Rider University Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Rider University
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
Applicants Submitting SAT86%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||550|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1070|
|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.
|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%|
Rider University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT23%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.3
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|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|
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)||15%||17%||16%|
What are the requirements for admission to Rider University and what considerations affect 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|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=186283 IPEDS survey data for Rider University.