4 Year Private University
www.Rider.edu

Contact Information

Office of Admission
Phone: + 1 609 896 5042
Email: admissions@rider.edu

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines vary. Please visit www.rider.edu/admissions for details.

Locations

Lawrenceville Campus
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Westminster Choir College of Rider University
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540

About

Rider University is an independent, coeducational institution accredited by the Middle States Association. Rider has two campuses, one in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and one in Princeton, New Jersey – both with easy access to New York City and Philadelphia. Over 60 undergraduate programs are offered in business administration, education, fine arts, music and performing arts, and liberal arts and sciences. 22 programs are available at the graduate level in the fields of business, education, liberal arts, and music.

Degrees/Certificates Offered

Bachelor’s, Master’s and Educational Specialist. A complete listing of academic majors can be found at http://www.rider.edu/majors.

Student Demographics

Rider University enrolls approximately 3,650 full-time undergraduates and 1,200 graduate students from 43 states and more than 70 countries. Approximately 5% of the student population is comprised of international students.

ESL Program and Support Services

Rider’s English Language Institute (ELI) offers intensive, academic-based English language classes for high intermediate and advanced students of English who wish to complete a degree program. ELI students can live in on-campus housing and have full access to University services and resources. To learn more and apply, visit www.rider.edu/eli or email eli@rider.edu.

Student Housing Options

At both of our campuses, undergraduate international students are guaranteed housing for the freshman and sophomore years. At the Lawrenceville campus, we are also able to accommodate most juniors and seniors who prefer to live on campus. On-campus housing facilities include: single rooms, double rooms, suites and apartments.
For graduate and undergraduate students who prefer to live off-campus, non-University housing is available in the communities of Lawrenceville and Princeton.

Admission Requirements for First Year Students

  • Application for admission
  • Application fee
  • Official high school transcripts and examination results
  • Essay
  • 1 letter of recommendation
  • SAT I results are required of students who attend American high schools. Students whose native language is not English must submit results of either the TOEFL or IELTS examination. Minimum acceptable scores are: 80 (TOEFL iBT), 550 (TOEFL PBT) and 6.5 (IELTS).
  • International Student Supplement and supporting financial documents. For details, please visit: www.rider.edu/admissions.

Admission Requirements for Transfer Applicants

  • Application for admission
  • Application fee
  • Official college and university transcripts and/or mark sheets
  • Official transcript evaluation provided by any evaluating company that is a member of NACES
  • Essay
  • 1 letter of recommendation
  • Students whose native language is not English must submit results of either the TOEFL or IELTS examination. Minimum acceptable scores are: 80 (TOEFL iBT), 550 (TOEFL PBT) and 6.5 (IELTS)
  • International Student Supplement and supporting financial documents. For details, please visit: www.rider.edu/admissions.

Admission Requirements for Graduate Applicants

  • Application for admission
  • Application fee
  • Official college and university transcripts and/or mark sheets
  • Official transcript evaluation provided by any evaluating company that is a member of NACES
  • Students whose native language is not English must submit results of either the TOEFL or IELTS examination. Minimum acceptable scores are: 80 (TOEFL iBT), 550 (TOEFL PBT) and 6.5 (IELTS)
  • International Student Supplement and supporting financial documents. For details, please visit: www.rider.edu/admissions.

Visa Categories Offered

F-1 Student Visa for full time matriculated students.
J1 exchange student visa for short-term programs of study.

Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance

Annual estimated cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses (2014/2015:

  • Undergraduate: $54,810
  • Graduate Business: $34,870
  • Graduate Education and Liberal Arts: $31,450
  • Graduate Music: $54,810

For details, please visit:http://www.rider.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admission/how-apply/international-students/annual-tuition-and-fees-undergra.
At the undergraduate level, merit scholarships are available for qualified applicants who apply by the published scholarship deadline. Details are available at http://www.rider.edu/offices-services/finaid/scholarships-grants. Financial assistance is not generally available to graduate business or education international students. Merit-based scholarships and assistantships are typically available to graduate music students. Need-based assistance is not available to international students.

Student Activities and Campus Life

Rider offers more than 150 student clubs and organizations, including student government, academic clubs, honor societies, fraternities and sororities, intercultural groups, multicultural organizations, performing ensembles, service clubs, spiritual/religious organizations and special interest groups. Rider’s International Students Club offers on-campus activities, as well as off-campus trips and cultural activities, including plays, operas, concerts and dinners.
Rider is close to both New York City and Philadelphia – both are about an hour’s drive away and can be reached easily by bus or train. Our location also makes it easy to visit other major cities such as Boston, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Our Office of Campus Life works to sponsor trips to off-campus locations, both near and far, throughout the year.
Rider’s twenty intercollegiate sports teams participate in the MAAC Conference (Division I); athletics are also available through the University’s many club sports teams and intramural sports programs.
More information about student life can be found at:www.rider.edu/campuslife.