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Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate82%
Acceptance Rate82%

About Rider University

At Rider University, we engage, inspire and challenge you to be your unstoppable self.

Through strong academic programs, structured career guidance and personal support, robust experiential learning experiences, and more — we give you the freedom to pursue your passions, but our connected community is built upon thriving together and knowing that you don’t have to go it alone. We believe your future is wide open and we’re here to empower you to reach your full potential.

Let Rider University help you shape your future.

Rider University is a private, nonprofit institution in the suburb of Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Rider University was founded in 1865. The college currently enrolls around 4,265 students a year, including 3,232 undergrad students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Rider University

It is moderately difficult to get into Rider University. Rider University admitted 82% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 7,204 out of 8,791 total applicants were accepted.

Rider University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 82%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 20%

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Rider University is locatedin the town of Lawrenceville, New Jersey, in New York City and Philadelphia.

If you are interested in seeing Rider University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Lawrenceville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Newark Liberty International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Rider University and Lawrenceville are like without leaving home.

College Info

2083 Lawrenceville Road Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3001

Campus Setting: Suburban

Rider University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Rider University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Rider University is Continuous processing.

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Rider University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1080 - 1260


Math SAT Range

520 - 630


Reading SAT Range

530 - 640

Rider University Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Rider University is like? There are approximately 4,265 students enrolled at Rider University, including 3,232 undergraduate students and 1,033 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 77% percent are from NJ and 23% percent of students are from other states.


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