2023-24 Fast Facts brochure

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To know us us love is to 2023–24 FAST FACTS

Our home may be in central New Jersey, but on a grander scale, it’s central to so much more.


100% of four-year Rider students complete at least two Engaged Learning experiences (in fact, we require it!)


17 students in the average Rider class

10:1 student-to-faculty ratio

3,168 undergraduates (that’s a lot of new friends)

Broncs journey from:




92% of faculty have a Ph.D. or the highest degree possible in their fields

5 0 M I L E S TO THE SHORE 35 MILESTOPHILLY 38 MI TO BUCKSCOUNTY 48MILESTONYC NEW JERSEY PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia Rider University New York City Jersey Shore Bucks County Princeton

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

Important deadlines:

◾ NOVEMBER 15 (First-year)

» Early action application (non-binding)

Fall 2022 Entering Class Averages

Cumulative High School GPA: 3.5

Good news!

Rider is test optional for nearly all applicants so the application can highlight a students’ strengths, not scores.

*Prospective undergraduate students who attend three (3) qualifying on-campus visits through the Office of Admission prior to enrolling at Rider University may be eligible to receive free textbooks through the Rider Bookstore during their first two semesters as a student. Students must enroll for Spring 2024 or Fall 2024 start terms. Terms and conditions apply. See rider.edu/textbook for details.

Ȩ Trustee Scholarship application

Ȩ Musical Theatre & Acting for Film, Television, and Theatre application

Ȩ The Norm Brodsky Business Concept Competition

◾ DECEMBER 1 (Transfer)

Ȩ Preferred application and scholarship for spring semester

◾ JANUARY 9 (Transfer)

Ȩ Preferred deposit for spring semester

◾ JANUARY 15 (First-year)

Ȩ Preferred for scholarship and Honors consideration

◾ FEBRUARY 1 (All)

Ȩ Priority for filing the FAFSA

Ȩ Transfer Trustee Scholarship application for fall semester

◾ MARCH 1 (All)

Ȩ Priority EOP application

◾ APRIL 1 (Transfer)

Ȩ Preferred application and scholarship for fall semester

◾ MAY 1 (All)

Ȩ Enrollment deposit for fall semester

UNDERGRADUATE DEMOGRAPHICS American Indian/Alaskan Native <1% Asian 6% Black/African American 16% Caucasian ........................ 52% Hispanic ......................... 21% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander ......... <1% Multi-ethnic ...................... 4% RIDER.EDU/APPLY 1 IN 3 STUDENTS are first-generation to college, so everyone can feel at home BRONCS AT A GLANCE
SAT: 1200 ACT: 26
Aid onestop@rider.edu
Questions? Ȩ Admissions
Ȩ Financial
609-896-5360 rider.edu/finaid
Visit campus and you could earn free textbooks!*
(U.S. News & World Report, 2022) Explore what’s possible
Value School

We’re committed to making Rider affordable with our generous scholarships and grants.

Am I a first-year or transfer student? If you are a graduating or recently-graduated high school senior who has not attended a different college after getting your diploma, you are a first-year student. Otherwise, you’ll apply as a transfer student.


» Trustee Scholarship – FULL TUITION!

» Norm Brodsky Business Competition – FULL TUITION!

» Merit-based scholarships – $13,000-$25,000 per year

» Legacy Award — $2,000/year

» Sibling Grant — $2,000/year

Are you a high achiever? First-year students with a 4.0 GPA and 1300+ SAT/28+ ACT score may be eligible to receive the maximum merit-based scholarship offer of $25,000. You must submit your SAT/ACTs to Rider in order to qualify for only this award level.


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.


Here are just a few:

» Transfer Trustee Scholarship — FULL TUITION!

» NJ Stars II Award — $2,500/year

» Legacy Award — $2,000/year

» Sibling Grant — $2,000/year

» PTK Scholarship — $2,000/year

Recognized and rewarded

All transfer students are awarded scholarships based on GPA.

Learn more at:


Scholarship amounts apply for fall 2024 and spring 2025 applicants.

$ 22.8k

is the average student assistance package

99% of students receive Rider-funded scholarships and financial aid

CUMULATIVE GPA AMOUNT PER YEAR 3.5-4.0 $19,000 3.0-3.49 $16,000 2.75-2.99 $13,000 2.5-2.74 $11,000

900 +

Rider alums are CEOs, presidents and organizational leaders

96% of bachelor’s degree recipients are employed, in graduate school, volunteering or in the military within one year of graduation

Worth the investment

Our Student Navigation Office guides new students on their transition to Rider to ensure they have all the resources they need to be successful in their first year — and beyond.

For the Community Leader

150+ Student Organizations

Here are just a few . . .

Ȩ Student Government Association

Ȩ Student Entertainment Council

Ȩ 107.7 The Bronc WRRC FM

For the Life of the Party

The Center for Diversity & Inclusion is a cornerstone of the University's efforts to cultivate a welcoming climate or its vibrant, diverse community.

Find out more at rider.edu/cdi.

On-campus counseling and health centers

Ȩ Free consultations

Ȩ Wellness screenings

Ȩ Physicals, vaccinations and flu shots

Ȩ Fill prescriptions

Ȩ Pet therapy

500+ Annual Events

Ȩ Cranberry Fest

Ȩ Fall Concert

Ȩ R-Factor

Ȩ Scream Screen Drive-In

Ȩ Movie Fest . . . and more.

1 in 10 students pledges our 14 fraternities or sororities

Ȩ Latin American Student Organization

Ȩ Rider University Network

On-Campus TV Station

Ȩ Model United Nations

6 residences for special interest housing and Living Learning Communities

There’s no such thing as a lone Bronc.
(or a lot) of everything.
Try a little

For the Team Player

30 Intramural and Club Sports Teams

Club sports:

Ȩ Aikido

Ȩ Badminton

Ȩ Baseball

Ȩ Basketball (Men’s & Women’s)

Ȩ Dance

Ȩ Equestrian

Ȩ E-sports

Ȩ Golf

Ȩ Ice Hockey

Ȩ Lacrosse (Men’s & Women’s)

Ȩ Rock Climbing

Ȩ Soccer (Men’s & Women’s)

Ȩ Softball

Ȩ Swimming

Ȩ Tennis

Ȩ Ultimate Frisbee

Ȩ Unified Sports (with Special Olympics NJ)

Ȩ Volleyball (Men’s & Women’s)

Ȩ Wrestling (Women’s)

Intramural sports:

Ȩ Basketball

Ȩ Dodgeball

Ȩ Flag Football

Ȩ Handball

Ȩ Lawn Sports

Ȩ Indoor Soccer

Ȩ Volleyball


Field hockey, wrestling, men’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, and baseball all won conference championships.


Division I

Men’s Sports

» Baseball

» Basketball

» Cross Country

» Golf

» Indoor Track & Field

» Outdoor Track & Field

» Soccer

» Swimming & Diving

» Tennis

» Wrestling

Division I

Women’s Sports

» Basketball

» Cross Country

» Field Hockey

» Indoor Track & Field

» Outdoor Track & Field

» Lacrosse

» Soccer

» Softball

» Swimming & Diving

» Tennis

» Volleyball


Undergraduate Majors*


Acting for Film, Television and Theatre, B.F.A.

Arts & Entertainment

Industries Management, B.A.

Dance, B.A.

Dance Science, B.A.

Game & Interactive Media Design, B.A.

Music, B.A.M.

Music Education, B.M.

Music Production, B.A.

Musical Theatre, B.F.A.

Musical Theatre: Music Direction, B.M.

Theatre, B.A.

Voice Performance, B.M.


Elementary Education, B.A.

Secondary Education, B.A.

Business Accounting, B.S.B.A.

Business Administration, B.S.B.A.

Business Analytics, B.S.B.A.

Entrepreneurial Studies, B.S.B.A.

Finance, B.S.B.A.

Global Supply Chain Management, B.S.B.A.

Health Care Management, B.S.B.A.

Human Resource Management, B.S.B.A.

Information Systems, B.S.B.A.

International Business, B.S.B.A.

Management and Leadership, B.S.B.A.

Marketing, B.S.B.A.

Sport Management, B.S.B.A.

Communication and Media Communication Studies, B.A.

Film and Television, B.A.

Graphic Design, B.A.

Journalism, B.A.

Public Relations, B.A.

Radio and Podcasting, B.A.

Social Media Strategies, B.A.

Sports Media, B.A.

Humanities and Social Sciences

Criminal Justice, B.A.

English, B.A.

History, B.A.

Organizational Psychology, B.A.

Political Science, B.A.

Psychology, B.A.

Social Work, B.S.W.

Sociology, B.A.

Spanish, B.A.

Undeclared Liberal Arts

Science, Technology and Mathematics

Actuarial Science, B.S.

Behavioral Neuroscience, B.S.

Biochemistry, B.S.

Biology, B.S. or B.A.

Chemistry, B.S. or B.A.

Computer Science, B.S.

Cybersecurity, B.S.

Earth Sciences, B.A.

Environmental Sciences, B.S.

Environmental Studies, B.A.

Exercise Science, B.S.

General Science

Geology, B.S.

Health Sciences, B.S.

Marine Sciences, B.S. Mathematics, B.A.

Fifth-Year Graduate Options: Pre-Professional Programs:

Athletic Leadership, M.A. Special Education, M.A.

Cybersecurity, M.S.

Information Systems, M.S.

Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Music Education (M.M.E.)

Guaranteed admission with Thomas Jefferson University

Athletic Training, M.S.

Pre-Allied Health Advising



Pre-Dental Pre-Veterinary

Browse Rider’s majors, minors and programs at . . .


*Programs subject to change.

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