Rider University welcomes students from throughout the region, across the nation, and around the world who seek to be challenged and supported as active members of our inclusive and vibrant living and learning community. Committed to student growth, transformation and leadership, we connect rigorous academic, artistic and professional programs of study with a rich array of learning experiences that engage students inside and outside the classroom. We prepare graduates to thrive professionally and to be lifelong independent learners and responsible citizens who embrace diversity, support the common good, and contribute meaningfully to the changing world in which they live and work.
Our students, alumni, faculty, staff and administrators live the RIDER PROMISE by being forever:
Founded: 1865; Granted university status: 1994
Merged with Westminster Choir College: 1992
Number of Alumni: More than 50,000 alumni worldwide
School Colors: Cranberry and White
71 undergraduate and 28 graduate degree programs in business administration, education, liberal arts, sciences, music, fine and performing arts, counseling, human services and leadership; and 27 undergraduate and graduate certifications.
248 full-time faculty
Student to faculty ratio: 12 to 1
99% of full-time faculty hold a doctorate or the highest degree in their field.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Rider in the top tier of northern regional universities offering master’s degrees.
Princeton Review ranks Rider as "A Best 380 College."
Nearly 4,100 undergraduate and 1050 graduate students representing 85 countries, 41 states, and 2 US territories.
Baccalaureate Honors, Business Honors and Departmental Honors programs
20 (10 men’s and 10 women’s) National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I teams; member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC); and active club and intramural sports programs.
Rider is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and holds specialized accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP), and the National Accreditation of School Psychologists (NASP). Rider is also on the approved list of the American Association of University Women and the American Chemical Society.
Location and Campus Facilities
Two campuses in Lawrenceville and Princeton, N.J.; within easy driving distance of both Philadelphia and New York City
Forty-three buildings, athletic fields, tennis courts, indoor swimming pool and lake on Rider’s 280-acre Lawrenceville Campus; 14 buildings on Westminster Choir College’s 23-acre campus in Princeton.
Over 20 residence halls equipped with voice, video and data service.
Moore Library is home to more than 451,000 print volumes, 661,000 microforms, access to more than 51,000 periodical titles in a mix of print and electronic formats, and a wide variety of electronic research tools.
Talbott Library, on the Princeton campus, supports the music curriculum of Westminster Choir College with holdings of more than 82,000 scores and music-related books, approximately 5,500 choral music titles in performance quantities, over 35,000 sound and visual recordings, 200 current periodical titles in print, and electronic access to over 51,000 periodical titles. Additionally, the library provides access to a wide variety of music-related streaming audio and video databases. Special Collections at Talbott Library includes a choral music reference collection of over 70,000 titles, the D. DeWitt Wasson research collection of organ music, rare hymnals, 19th Century American choral music, music education materials, and the Westminster Archives. Rider: Outcomes You Can Count On
College is one of most important investments you’ll ever make. You should expect great things of yourself and your education. It’s a shared responsibility we take very seriously at Rider, where we’re committed to your success. In the pages that follow, we’ve asked a small group of recent graduates to share their stories so you can see why Rider means results.
WHERE WILL A RIDER EDUCATION TAKE YOU?
The Proof Is In Their People
Designing Your Path
You’ll hone your listening, teambuilding and communication skills in our small and personal classes. Connected professors create learning experiences that are relevant and purposeful.
Here are just a few ways Rider helps you gain experience that impresses employers: Internships. Study abroad. Student/faculty research. Alumni mentors. Leadership volunteer opportunities.
Starting in your first year, Rider asks you to begin thinking about and preparing for your future — from résumé building and job search workshops to leadership programs and professional portfolios.