Your future is
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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to wander, discover and learn by heart (including a 2.7-acre lake!)
1 IN 4 STUDENTS is first-generation to college, so everyone can feel at home here
g r e 3,630 undergraduates (that’s a lot of new friends)
Broncs journey from: 36 STATES 2 U.S. TERRITORIES 53 COUNTRIES
A closer look at our Broncs . . .
58% FEMALE 42% MALE
Our home may be in central New Jersey, but on a grander scale, it’s central to so much more.
44% STUDENTS OF COLOR
The Rider campus is a train ride from Philadelphia and New York City, minutes from historic Princeton and just an hour from the beach. But
NEW YO R K
despite our proximity to some of the most popular destinations on the East Coast, Rider still feels like a small-town haven.
5 0 M I L E S TO T H E SH O
P E N N SY LVAN I A
New York City
of four-year Rider students complete at least two high-impact Engaged Learning experiences before graduation (in fact, we require it!)
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ENGAGED LE ARNING
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. Engaged Learning allows you to combine your academics, career goals and activities to reflect your personality and interests. Together, the six categories of the program will allow you to create a meaningful education that is uniquely yours:
» Global Outlook
» Creative Arts
» Hands-On Experiences
E N G AG E D L E A R N I N G
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.
94% OF FACULTY have a Ph.D. or the highest degree possible in their fields
Being a Bronc means . . . . . . collectively volunteering 30,000 hours with the Special Olympics, American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, local after-school programs and more.
student-faculty professional presentations each year
17 STUDENTS IN THE AVERAGE RIDER CLASS, AND NO GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS, SO YOUR PROFESSORS WILL ALWAYS KNOW YOUR NAME
student performances each year
1 10 in
Rider students is studying somewhere around the world 2019
Broncs travel the world Choose from short-term or semester-long study programs, internships and volunteer opportunities in . . .
» Northern Ireland
» South Korea
. . . and just about anywhere else you can imagine.
We're invested in your
f u t u r e AT RIDER, WE PUSH YOU TO BE YOUR UNSTOPPABLE SELF. We’re invested in helping you create a future that feels true to you by encouraging and supporting you to explore and pursue your own unique path.
of Rider students are expected to participate in Enriched Career Experiences such as internships, fieldwork and co-ops
ENRICHED CAREER EXPERIENCES
We don’t just show you the path to career success. We walk it with you. Rider’s Enriched Career Experiences (ECEs) will take your interest and ambition to the next level by connecting you with high-impact professional opportunities. Get first-hand experience in the professional world and structured support and coaching from Rider’s Office of Career Development and Success.
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T H E C R A N B E R RY I N V E S T M E N T
Our commitment to you: 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.
Learn more at R I D E R . E D U / C R A N B E R RY- I N V E S T M E N T
Rider students have launched their careers at: » ABC-TV
» New York Mets
» The Walt Disney Company
» Ernst & Young
» Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
» ExxonMobil » Johnson & Johnson » N.J. State Police Forensic Anthropology Lab
» JP Morgan Chase & Co.
1,400 Rider students GA I N HANDS-O N PROFE SSI ON AL E XP ER IENCE S E ACH DAY
. . . and hundreds of other places.
undergraduate tuition reduction in fall 2021
Learn more at rider.edu/lifting-barriers
Broncs are employed, in grad school or volunteering a year after graduation
Roaming 900+ Rider alums are CEOs, presidents and organizational leaders
99% of Rider students receive Rider-funded scholarships and financial aid
Broncs become CEOs, scientists, TV broadcasters, accountants, special education teachers and Olympic bobsled drivers, all over the world.
most innovative school (U.S. News & World Report)
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 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
Good news! Rider is test-optional for nearly all applicants, so your
221 employers participated in Rider job fairs in 2019–20
application can highlight your strengths, not your scores. No SAT or ACT required.
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Whether you’re pushing your limits on the court, mat, field, track or pool or in the stands cheering until you lose your voice, the Bronc spirit is powerful and infectious. Our Broncs don’t just shine in athletic competition; they excel in the classroom too. All 20 Division I teams posted a Graduation Success Rate (GSR) over the national average in their respective sports, and countless Broncs are named to the MAAC Academic Honor Roll each year.
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 »
Indoor Track & Field
Outdoor Track & Field
Swimming & Diving
Division I Women’s Sports »
Indoor Track & Field
Outdoor Track & Field
Swimming & Diving
Learn more from the official Rider Athletics website GOBRONC S.COM
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, ultimate Frisbee to Model UN, 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.
1 IN 10 STUDENTS pledges our 15 fraternities or sororities
150+ Student Organizations for the community leader
Explore all there is to do at
500+ Annual Events for the life of the party
Intramural and Club Sports Teams for the team player
Residences for special interest housing and Living Learning Communities
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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.
fifth-year graduate options make it easy to get your master's
Browse Rider's majors, minors and programs in . . .
» Arts and Music » Business » Communication » Computer Science and Math » Education
» Health and Wellness » Humanities » Leadership » Sciences » Social Sciences
Learn more at RIDER.EDU/PROGRAM-FINDER
People say college will be the best years of your life. We disagree. It’s not that these next several 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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