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Rider University Student Life

Rider University is on a 280-acre campus in a suburban setting in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, not far from New York City and Philadelphia. There are many activities and organizations for Rider University students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Rider University also has fraternities and sororities.

Rider University has a thriving Student Government Association. In fact, more students participate in Student Government Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Rider University include Greek Council, Association of Commuter Students, Black Student Union and Residence Hall Association.

Rider University students' favorite campus traditions are Cranberry Fest, Scream Screen for Halloween and Midnight MAACness.

Does Rider University offer student housing?

Rider University offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

Most Rider University students live off campus. In 2021, 25% of undergrads at Rider University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 75% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Rider University. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Rider University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Is Rider University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Rider University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Rider University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Rider University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Rider University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Rider University, take Interstate 95 to Lawrenceville, NJ. If you need to fly, book your flight to Newark Liberty International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in New Jersey you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Rider University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Rider University Students

58%

Women

42%

Men

92%

Full Time

8%

Part Time

77%

In State

23%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

54%

18%

14%

5%

4%

2%

2%

0.25%

0.08%

Undergraduate Students

3,630

Graduate Students

1,006

Non-Resident / International Students

62

Rider University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,636

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

76%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$45,860

Out-of-State

$45,860

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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