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Rider University Admission Requirements

Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Chances of getting into Rider University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
69.7%
Admission Difficulty for Rider University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow

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.

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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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Rider University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1000-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
92%
SAT Scores for Rider University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for Rider University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1100

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 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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Rider University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Rider University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
16%
ACT Scores for Rider University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Rider University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 25
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 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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Rider University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Rider University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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.

 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Rider University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,736 3,693 9,429
Accepted 3,999 2,570 6,569
Acceptance Rate 70% 70% 70%
Enrolled 535 386 921
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 15% 14%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Rider University and what student information is used for 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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
C
Cairn University

Langhorne, Pennsylvania

B
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church

Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania

E
Eastern University

Saint Davids, Pennsylvania

M
Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

W
Widener University Main Campus

Chester, Pennsylvania

S
Saint Joseph's College New York

Brooklyn, New York

L
Lancaster Bible College

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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

FAQs

Does Rider University prefer SAT or ACT?

92% of students submit their SAT scores to Rider University. 16% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Rider University?

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.

What SAT score is required for Rider University?

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.

What ACT score is required for Rider University?

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.


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