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Study at Rider University

Rider University is a private, co-educational, nonsectarian university located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. It was founded in 1865 as Trenton Business College. The campus today stretches over more than 300 acres of suburban land. More than 5, 000 students are enrolled in the University every year.

The schools and colleges under RU are as follows:

  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Liberal Arts, Education and Sciences
  • College of Continuing Studies
  • Westminster Choir College
The sports teams of Rider University are known as the Broncos. The men's teams from RU take part in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field and wrestling. The women's teams participate in basketball, field hockey, cross country, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field and volleyball. The University also has a co-ed cheerleader squad.

Profile of Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ is home to Rider University. Lawrenceville is a large suburb. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Rider University go up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in music and business and management.

Rider University Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 470. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 480 and 590.


Rider University has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Rider University has 5, 963 enrolled students .

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Rider University offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

Rider University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management421business management, accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, labor relations, entrepreneurship, managerial economics, . . .
Education and Teaching265elementary school teaching, school Counselling, secondary teaching, educational administration, reading teaching, music teaching, special ed, curriculum and instruction, . . .
Liberal Arts249speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, political science, English, history, sociology, general studies, American studies, . . .
Music79voice, piano, music theory and composition, conducting
Therapy and Counselling66psychology, school psychology, Counselling psychology
Science45biopsychology, biology, biochemistry, oceanography, chemistry, geology
Computer Science and Engineering22computer and info science
Art Studies16art studies
Religion and Philosophy12religious music, philosophy
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental studies
Family and Social Work3public administration

Contact: Rider University

Rider University

2083 Lawrence Road

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3099

General Phone: (609) 896-5000


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