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Entering Class Averages
Cumulative High School GPA: 3.41
Rider is test optional for nearly all applicants so the application can highlight a students’ strengths, not scores.
American Indian/Alaskan Native <1%
Black/African American 20%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander <1%
Visit campus and you could earn 1,000 textbooks!
Rider is offering $1,000 for textbooks at the Rider Bookstore ($500 per semester for your first two semesters) to new undergraduate students who attend three on-campus admissions visits prior to enrolling by the deposit deadline.
Get all the details at rider.edu/textbook-initiative
Important dates: 15
Early action application deadline (non-binding)
Trustee Scholarship deadline
B.F.A. and B.A. in Musical Theatre application deadline
B.F.A. in Acting for Film, Television, and Theatre deadline
Preferred freshman deadline for scholarship consideration
Priority deadline for filing the FAFSA
Priority deadline to apply for the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) May 1
Enrollment deposit deadline for fall admission
is first-generation to college, so everyone can feel at home here
Invested in your future.
We believe in you and the value of a Rider education. Through our Lifting Barriers initiative, we break through the obstacles that stand in the way of obtaining your college degree. We do this by offering generous aid packages, academic and career support, and more. Find out how we help you achieve success.
We’re committed to making Rider affordable with our generous scholarships and grants.
Here are just a few:
» Trustee Scholarship — FULL TUITION!
» Norm Brodsky Idea/Business Concept Competition FULL TUITION!
» Presidential Scholarship — $22,000/year
» Provost Scholarship — $20,000/year
» Deans’ Scholarship — $18,000/year
» Founder’s Award — $15,000/year
» Rider Recognition Award — $12,000/year
» Community Scholars/Bonner Leaders — $2,500/year
» Legacy Award — $2,000/year
» Sibling Grant — $2,000/year
» Gail Bierenbaum Women's Leadership Council Mentoring Program — $1,000/year
Scholarship amounts apply for fall 2023 and spring 2024 applicants.
Rider’s Trustee Scholarship provides full tuition for four years, a total value of approx. $145,000.
of Rider students are expected to participate in Enriched Career Experiences such as internships, fieldwork and co-ops
The Cranberry Investment
We guarantee that Rider graduates will gain an entry-level position or acceptance into a graduate or professional program in their field of study within six months of graduation or we’ll provide career coaching and may recommend either nine additional credits of coursework in your field of study at no cost or a paid six-month internship.*
*Terms and conditions apply. Coursework or internship to be determined by Rider in its sole discretion.
is the average student assistance package of students receive Rider-funded scholarships and financial aid
Rider alums are CEOs, presidents and organizational leaders
of bachelor’s degree recipients are employed, in graduate school, volunteering or in the military within one year of graduation