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with intention A plan is just a starting point. We don’t expect you to know exactly what you want to do, but you’ve come to the right place to figure it out. When you are a Rider Bronc, you are free to engage, free to change and free to explore. That might mean studying subjects you’ve loved for years. Or following one interest to the next until you arrive exactly where you were meant to be. All this “future” talk can be intimidating . . . until it becomes completely liberating. There are so many possibilities ahead, and all you have to do is take the first step with us.

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A campus

g r e 3,800 undergraduates (that’s a lot of new friends)

Broncs journey from: 39 STATES 2 U.S. TERRITORIES 64 COUNTRIES

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83% of freshmen live on campus, so you’ve got a head start on building your Rider community

280 ACRES

to wander, discover and learn by heart (including a 2.7-acre lake!)

a t Our home may be in central New Jersey, but on a grander scale, it’s central to so much more. The Rider campus is a train ride from Philadelphia and New

you didn’t think were possible and find common

York City, minutes from historic Princeton and just an hour

ground with people from places you’ve never

from the beach.

even heard of. By the time you leave here, you’ll

But despite our proximity to some of the most popular destinations on the East Coast, Rider still feels like a small-town haven. You’ll bump into friends on tree-lined walkways and take study breaks in expansive green spaces.

know all the cozy study nooks, all the office hours with your favorite professors, all the themed celebrations that can’t be missed and you’ll know yourself a lot better too.

And in the midst of all that, you’re going to find your path. It might sound like a cliché, but it’s true. You’ll excel in classes you never thought you’d like, pursue career opportunities

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Learn to

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of Rider students complete at least two high-impact Engaged Learning experiences before graduation. In fact, we require it.

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ENGAGED LE ARNI NG

Learning doesn’t happen the same way for all of us, and it definitely doesn’t happen all in one place.

You learn by tackling projects, taking on leadership roles, meeting new people, traveling to unknown places – the possibilities are limitless. Our Engaged Learning Program gives you the opportunity to be captivated and motivated by eye-opening, life-changing experiences in nearby communities and all over the world. Engaged Learning allows you to combine your

And while you’re out there learning, we’ll be

academics, career goals and activities to reflect

documenting your journey on an Engaged Learning

your personality and interests. Over the next few

Transcript (ELT) that will speak to the breadth

pages, we’ll detail the six pillars of the program

of your experiences. The ELT will be your official

and how together they’ll create an unforgettable,

record, alongside your academic transcript, to

meaningful education that is uniquely yours.

show graduate schools and prospective employers all you’ve accomplished at Rider and the steps you’ve taken to prepare yourself for what’s ahead.

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E N G AG E D L E A R N I N G

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r i d e alone COLLEGE FRIENDSHIPS ARE LEGENDARY, and you can count your professors among them. The people you meet at Rider will be an integral part of your Engaged Learning experience. Whether through collaborating with faculty on a research project or feeding the homeless at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, our students are involved agents of change, and they don’t go it alone. We learn better together.

Service When we give back to our communities, we give more than time or money – we give our whole selves. This deep commitment is at the heart of Rider, and we’ve created a network of altruism that stretches the boundaries of our campus.

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Collectively volunteering 30,000 hours with the Special Olympics, American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, local after-school programs and more

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Taking part in the student-run Relay for Life, a decade-long tradition that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support cancer research

Do you go above and beyond? Our Rider Bonner Community Scholar program rewards students for exceptional community service.

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94% OF FACULTY have Ph.D. or highest degree possible in their fields

Collaboration Our 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio means, in addition to small classes and individual feedback, you might find yourself researching with your professors in the field, presenting side-by-side with them at national conferences or co-creating a documentary that gets you into the Cannes International Film Festival (true story!). Our faculty members are devoted mentors, ready to listen to your ideas and help you see them through into reality.

Milika Griffiths ’17 A musical theatre major, Griffiths had never been beyond the East Coast before her time at Rider. She has since traveled as a professional performer on several national tours, including the Tonywinning musical Ragtime and the Ogunquit Playhouse musical From Here to Eternity, as well as on the Disney Cruise Line. Milika credits her success to Rider and its ideal radius to auditions in New York City and Philadelphia. "Rider’s location is absolutely critical for theatre majors,” she says.

21 STUDENTS IN THE AVERAGE RIDER CLASS, AND NO GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS SO YOUR PROFESSORS WILL ALWAYS KNOW YOUR NAME

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E N G AG E D L E A R N I N G

G a i n perspective by changing yours SOMETIMES IT’S ONLY THROUGH TRAVEL to a foreign country or appreciation of a work of art that we’re able to open our minds and recognize the world for all its complex beauty. From theatre kids to captivated audience members, seasoned backpackers to firsttime travelers, Rider attracts the innovative and the open-minded.

100+ student performances each year

Creative Arts Whether you’re making it or taking it in, art changes you for the better, which is why we’ve built a community where creativity thrives. We’re close enough to NYC and Philly that you can catch a show, exhibit or even audition in a one-day trip. And if you’re auditioning, you’re in good company; our musical theatre majors have been cast in national tours of West Side Story and Ragtime and have performed on Broadway in Jersey Boys and Anastasia.

Find your medium in our many arts programs. Like those in Westminster Choir College, which has been praised for international performances and choral masterworks for decades. Discover the place for music in your life, and elevate your experience of the arts with internationally renowned orchestras, philharmonics and festivals around the globe.

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Rider's Center For International Education Choose from short-term or semester-long study programs, internships and volunteer opportunities in . . .

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Australia

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France

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Northern Ireland

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Austria

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Italy

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South Korea

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China

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Japan

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Spain

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England

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Morocco

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Thailand

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Rider students is studying somewhere around the world right now

. . . and just about anywhere else you can imagine.

Global Outlook There’s nothing quite like the magic of travel. Through immersion in another culture, we expand our worldview, deepen our cultural knowledge and become global citizens who think and learn on a whole new level.

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Lead with integrity

l e a r n without reservation YOU’RE GOING TO LEARN A LOT OF THINGS AT RIDER: How to collaborate on a group presentation, how to craft a persuasive essay, how to fold a fitted sheet (just kidding, we don’t know how to do that, either). But the most important thing you’ll learn is how to uncover the skills you didn’t know you had, apply those skills to the world beyond Rider and turn them into a career.

Leadership Leading a team and active listening don’t come easily to all of us. We all need a little help and a lot of practice to become the kinds of leaders we ourselves would want to follow. To get that practice, Rider students hold 2,000 leadership positions in student organizations and sports teams, where they put the principles of effective leadership to use every day. »

Rider’s Leadership Development Program provides leadership training and awards undergraduate students a Certificate in Leadership

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$1 million annual budget controlled by student leaders for events and activities

DAARSTOC Future CEOs get a jump start with Developing Administrative Abilities and Resources through the Synergistic Training of Organizational Competencies, our elite executiveskills-building organization.

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95% of Rider students are expected to participate in enriched career prep experiences such as internships, fieldwork and co-ops.

Professional Experience & Hands-On Learning

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Rider Students

“So . . . what are you going to do with your degree?” Luckily, at Rider, that question won’t leave you stumped after graduation. We’ve designed these next four years to help you find your answer.

GAIN HANDS-ON PROFESSIONAL

Through internships, fieldwork and co-ops, you’ll develop on-the-job skills, build your resume and make valuable connections. These real-world experiences will help you

EXPERIENCES EACH DAY

determine whether you’re on the right path, allow you to change course if you need to and enable you to discover what it is you really want to pursue. And as an added bonus, Rider internships regularly turn into job offers.

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ABC-TV

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Merrill Lynch

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Deloitte

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The Walt Disney Company

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Ernst & Young

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Bristol-Myers Squibb

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ExxonMobil

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Princeton Public School

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Fox Network

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Johnson & Johnson

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

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N.J. State Police Forensic Anthropology Lab

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Spring Lake Police Department

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New York Mets

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JP Morgan Chase & Co.

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KPMG

. . . and hundreds of other places.

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Become a part of a

47,000

Broncs become CEOs, scientists, TV broadcasters, accountants, special education teachers and Olympic bobsled drivers, all over the world.

alumni network

most innovative school

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(US News & World Report)

out of

Broncs are employed, in grad school or volunteering a year after graduation

IF YOU LEARN ONE THING ABOUT RIDER, WE WANT IT TO BE THIS: Your goals are within reach, even if you aren’t sure what they are yet. The proof is in our alumni who

Roaming 250+ Rider alums are CEOs, presidents and organizational leaders

use what they’ve learned to make their unique marks on the world. The proof is in our students, some of whom are first-generation and some who didn’t think college was an option. They begin here as striving freshmen and depart with newfound confidence and a career game plan. And the proof is in prospective Broncs, like you, who are determined to create a future that feels true to them.

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221 employers participated in Rider job fairs in 2019-20

Major: Health Care Management “ I’m in a good position and that’s because of the scholarship. It gave me an excellent starting point to enter the real world.”


Become a part of a

47,000

Broncs become CEOs, scientists, TV broadcasters, accountants, special education teachers and Olympic bobsled drivers, all over the world.

alumni network

most innovative school

9 10

(US News & World Report)

out of

Broncs are employed, in grad school or volunteering a year after graduation

IF YOU LEARN ONE THING ABOUT RIDER, WE WANT IT TO BE THIS: Your goals are within reach, even if you aren’t sure what they are yet. The proof is in our alumni who

Roaming 250+ Rider alums are CEOs, presidents and organizational leaders

use what they’ve learned to make their unique marks on the world. The proof is in our students, some of whom are first-generation and some who didn’t think college was an option. They begin here as striving freshmen and depart with newfound confidence and a career game plan. And the proof is in prospective Broncs, like you, who are determined to create a future that feels true to them.

takes you far and

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221 employers participated in Rider job fairs in 2019-20

Major: Health Care Management “ I’m in a good position and that’s because of the scholarship. It gave me an excellent starting point to enter the real world.”


2 0 N C A A D I V I S I O N I S P O RTS T E A M S

Whether you’re pushing your limits on the court, mat, field, track, pool or in the stands cheering until you lose your voice, the Bronc spirit is powerful and infectious. Our men’s swimming & diving team commands the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and won its ninth consecutive championship during the 2019-20 season. Women’s basketball senior Stella Johnson was selected in the WNBA draft when she was the 29th pick to the Phoenix Mercury in April 2020. To keep up with our athletes and enhance the fan experience, we’re always evolving our facilities. Our Broncs don’t just shine in athletic competition, they excel in the classroom too, with 208 Broncs named to their respective conference’s All-Academic Team in their sports in 2019-20.

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You can livestream select home athletics events and pregame shows on ESPN3, ESPN+ and the ESPN app with Rider students self-producing all the content.

Division I Men’s Sports »

Baseball

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Basketball

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Cross Country

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Golf

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Indoor Track & Field

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Outdoor Track & Field

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Soccer

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Swimming & Diving

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Tennis

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Wrestling

Division I Women’s Sports »

Basketball

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Cross Country

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Field Hockey

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Indoor Track & Field

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Outdoor Track & Field

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Soccer

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Softball

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Swimming & Diving

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Tennis

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Volleyball

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Men’s Swimming & Diving won its ninth consecutive MAAC Championship.

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Women’s Basketball won the MAAC Regular Season Championship.

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Women’s basketball senior Stella Johnson became the program’s first All-American and was selected 29th in the 2020 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury.

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Women’s Indoor Track & Field won the MAAC Championship and the men’s team finished second.

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Wrestling notched a road win over sixth-ranked Minnesota and Jesse Dellavecchia was the MAC (Mid-American Conference) champion at 157 lbs.

Learn more from the official athletics website GOBRONC S.COM

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Our community makes us who we are, and when you’re part of it, you’re nothing short of family. We’re a vibrant, thoughtful, singular bunch, brought here by a shared spirit of discovery. From Cranberry Fest to History Club, dodgeball games to literary magazines, our campus is an epicenter of year-round activities, deep-seated traditions and diverse clubs and organizations that make Rider a wonderful place to call home.

To give you an idea of what you’ll find here: For the Team Player 28 Intramural and Club Sports Teams

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Basketball (Women's)

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Golf

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Softball

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Baseball

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Ice Hockey

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Swimming

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Dance Team

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Lacrosse

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Tennis

pledges our 15 fraternities or sororities

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Equestrian

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Rock Climbing

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Ultimate Frisbee

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E-Sports Club

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Soccer (Indoor & Outdoor)

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Unified Sports Club

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For the Life of the Party 500+ Annual Events

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Residences for special interest housing and Living Learning Communities

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Scream Screen Drive-in Movie Fest – larger-than-life horror movies on the biggest inflatable screen on the East Coast

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Cranberry Fest – an annual fall tradition since 1979 in honor of our namesake, Andrew J. Rider (folklore has it he was dubbed “The Cranberry King of New Jersey” by the Queen of England)

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MAACness – a celebration of college basketball to mark the official start of the season

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R-Factor – Rider’s annual singing competition, named best campus tradition by the National Association of Campus Activities

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The Eggscellent Egg Hunt – search for thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes hidden in over 10,000 eggs

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Fall Concert – live music featuring special guests who might surprise you. Recent performers include Travis Scott, Tinashe, Big Sean and PnB Rock

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Rider RockFest – fireworks, bonfire (the BroncFire, if you will), games, food and, of course, live music

. . . to name a few.

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is first-generation to college, so everyone can feel at home here

150+ Student Organizations

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Student Government Association

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Student Entertainment Council

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107.7 The Bronc WRRC FM

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Latin American Student Organization

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Rider Dance Troupe

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Rider University Network On-Campus TV Station

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The Rider News

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American Sign Language Club

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Black Student Union

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Alternative Film Club

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Rider Service Leaders

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Hillel

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70+ Undergrad Majors

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fifth-year graduate options make it easy to get your master’s

Success is personal, and our majors are too. At Rider, finance majors fall in love with poetry, bio students get doctorates and law degrees and musical theatre enthusiasts continue on to Broadway. Because here, majors lead to internships, graduate school, career opportunities and new interests you haven’t even imagined yet. So pick one . . . or two . . . or three. You may be surprised where they take you, or you may find yourself that much closer to the destination you envisioned all along.

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Here's where to begin Business

Arts

Accounting

Arts & Entertainment

Biology

Actuarial Science

Industries Management

Chemistry

Business Administration

Dance Performance

Communication Studies

Business Analytics

Dance Science

Computer Science

Business Economics

Game & Interactive Media Design

Criminal Justice

Entrepreneurial Studies

Music

Cybersecurity

Finance

Music Education

Economics

Global Supply Chain Management

Music Performance

English

Health Care Management

Musical Theatre

Environmental Sciences

Human Resources Management

Organ Performance

Environmental Studies

Information Systems

Piano

Exercise Science

International Business

Popular Music Studies

Film & Television

Management & Leadership

Sacred Music

French

Marketing

Theatre

Geosciences

Organizational Psychology

Theory & Composition

Global Studies

Sport Management

Voice Performance

Graphic Design

Education

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Elementary Education

Actuarial Science

Secondary Education

American Studies

Health Care Policy Health Sciences History Integrated Sciences & Math

Behavioral Neuroscience

Journalism

Biochemistry

Marine Sciences Mathematics Organizational Psychology Philosophy Political Science Psychology Public Relations

Mikaela Batts ’18

Radio

Filmmaking, TV and Radio

Sociology Rider offers so many real-life experiences and networking opportunities. I truly believe that anything is possible at Rider.

Spanish Sports Media Undeclared Liberal Arts

Learn more about majors, minors and concentrations at . . . R I DE R.E DU/AC A D EM I C S

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Average Annual Net Price

Average Annual Typical Cost

After Federal, St ate and Institutional Gra nt s and Sc holarships*

After Federal, St ate and Institutiona l G ra n t s a n d Sc holarships and Fe de ral St af ford Lo a n s * *

FA M I LY I N C O M E

LIVING ON CAMPUS

LIVING AT H O M E

LIVING ON CAMPUS

LIVING AT H O M E

< $30,000

$22,778

$7,888

$17,443

$2,553

$30,001–$48,000

$24,001

$9,111

$18,666

$3,776

$48,001–$75,000

$27,539

$12,649

$22,204

$7,314

$75,001–$110,000

$31,537

$16,647

$26,202

$11,312

> $110,000

$36,249

$21,359

$30,914

$16,024

* 2019-2020 average net price is generated using the same methodology as used by Federal IPEDS but separates on-campus and off-campus (with family) as opposed to the weighted average. It is calculated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board and other expenses (as applicable). Average net price is calculated for first-time full-time students, who completed required financial aid applications such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and were awarded federal, state/local government, or institutional grants or scholarships. Fees do not include one-time Orientation Fee. ** 2019–2020 average typical cost takes the average annual net price and subtracts Federal Stafford Loan amounts based on freshmen level eligibility of $5,500 less origination fees. For transfer students, Federal Stafford Loans may vary in offers depending on their academic year in college. Additional loan and work options are available to further reduce your typical cost but are not included in this analysis. You must repay loans, plus interest and fees.

Important Dates

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November 15

November 15

January 15

February 1

Musical theatre application deadline

Early Action application deadline (non-binding)

Preferred freshman deadline for scholarship consideration

Priority deadline for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


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Good news! Rider is test-optional for nearly all applicants, so your application can highlight your strengths, not your

of Rider students receive Rider-funded scholarships and financial aid

scores. No SAT or ACT required.

Invest in yourself. The Rider experience is more than a degree. It’s a four-year investment in your

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growth and potential. That’s why we’re committed to making Rider affordable

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the entire time you’re here with generous scholarships and financial aid packages that are personalized to you and your family’s needs. Once you see what your

total institutional funds awarded by Rider annually

education helps you do, it just might be the best investment you’ve ever made. RIDER.EDU/FINAID

2021-22 New Student Cost of Attendance LIVING ON CAMPUS

L I V I N G AT H O M E

Tuition

$35,000

$35,000

Fees

$1,200

$1,200

Books & Supplies

$1,500

$1,500

Room & Board

$15,710

$0

Personal Expenses

$2,000

$2,500

Total

$55,410

$40,200

29.3k

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is the average student assistance package

The Office of Admissions is here for prospective Broncs. Just contact us at 609-896-5042, 800-257-9026 or admissions@rider.edu.

Spring 2022 Enrollment Dates

April 1

May 1

December 1

January 8

Scholarship deadline for transfer students

Enrollment deposit deadline for fall admission

Application and scholarship deadline for freshmen and transfer students

Preferred enrollment deposit deadline

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People say college will be the best years of your life. We disagree. It’s not that these next four years won’t be great. They absolutely will be. You’re going to make lifelong friends, ace tests, pull all-nighters, laugh until you cry and maybe even cry for real when you leave here. But all the fun you’ll have is the foundation you’re building for a rewarding, satisfying, full life that will continue to take shape long after you’ve left campus.

SO COME FIND YOUR FOOTING WITH US. EXPLORE WHAT’S OUT THERE AND WHAT’S INSIDE YOUR OWN WILD, UNSTOPPABLE SELF.

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