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Rider University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Rider University Description:

Rider University first opened its doors as the Trenton Business College in 1865, and to this day business fields remain extremely popular among undergraduates. The 280-acre main campus in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, is an easy drive to Philadelphia and New York City. A smaller campus is located in Princeton, New Jersey. Rider has a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and undergraduates can choose from 60 degree programs across the university's four academic colleges. In athletics, the Rider University Broncs compete in the NCAA Division I Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,485 (4,578 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 86% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $33,420
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,340
  • Other Expenses: $2,000
  • Total Cost: $49,260

Rider University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 74%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,564
    • Loans: $8,812

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Finance, Liberal Studies, Marketing, Psychology, Speech

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 57%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 67%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Rider University Vision Statement:

vision statement from http://www.rider.edu/about-rider/administration/vision-mission

"Rider University will be a leader in American higher education celebrated for educating talented students for citizenship, life and career success in a diverse and interdependent world. Rider will achieve distinctiveness by focusing on students first, by cultivating leadership skills, by affirming teaching and learning that bridges the theoretical and the practical and by fostering a culture of academic excellence."

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