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RIDER UNIVERSITY

A Vibrant Living and Learning Community

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The power of learning together.

Do you remember the first time you experienced the thrill of learning something new? As humans, we’re wired to continually learn — but it takes a special commitment to create the kind of learning that engages your mind and heart, empowers your growth and forges enduring relationships that will last a lifetime. That’s what you’ll find at Rider.

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Rider’s Engaged Learning Program and Transcript

Engaged learning is the common, unifying thread that connects every part of living and learning at Rider. Through our Engaged Learning Program, you’ll apply the lessons of the classroom to relevant, hands-on, real-world experiences — on campus, on the job, in the community, and around the world. Rider’s Engaged Learning transcript will be an official record of the many ways you put your knowledge into meaningful action.

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Numbers That Add Up to a Transformational College Experience

There’s strength in numbers when you’re part of a vibrant living and learning community like Rider. Here’s living proof of the many opportunities at Rider to engage students to reach higher and achieve more.

1,400

Number of Rider students who are gaining hands-on professional experiences every day from New York City to Philadelphia and beyond.

INTERNSHIPS & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

2000+

Rider students hold more than 2,000 leadership positions in clubs and organizations on both our campuses.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

400

Undergraduates participating in a study abroad, global or cultural experience annually. At any given time, one of every 10 Rider students is studying somewhere in the world.

CULTURAL EXPERIENCES

30,000

Total hours of community service contributed annually by Rider students for worthy causes on campus and beyond adding up to 10 years of 8-hour days.

SERVICE LEARNING

65%

Number of Rider faculty working one-on-one with students on research, thesis and independent study projects.

STUDENT/FACULTY RESEARCH

1 in 4

Rider students majoring in an arts-related field.

THE ARTS

71%

Graduates completing at least one internship, field experience or co-op position including many paid assignments!

INTERNSHIPS & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

$1 million

Student leaders control an annual budget of $1 million for student programming and activities like concerts and guest speakers.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

6 Continents

Last year, more than 30 short-term, faculty-led trips took students to every continent but Antarctica.

GLOBAL & CULTURAL EXPERIENCES

150

BONNER RIDER SCHOLARS
An elite group of service scholars contributing up to 10 hours of community service each week.

SERVICE LEARNING

100+

PRESENTATIONS
Faculty and student collaborations last year resulted in more than 100 presentations at regional and national conferences.

STUDENT/FACULTY RESEARCH

200+

Performances by Rider students annually on campus, in Philadelphia and New York City, nationwide and abroad.

THE ARTS
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Rider By the Numbers

Here are just some of the factors that help to create our vibrant living and learning environment, where everyone — students, faculty, staff and graduates — have important roles to contribute.

KEYS TO ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

  • Small classes let Riders faculty recognize your strengths and talents, and support your goals.

    11:1
    Student/Faculty Ratio
  • Small classes let Riders faculty recognize your strengths and talents, and support your goals.

    11:1
    Student/Faculty Ratio
  • Rider faculty with a PhD or the highest degree in their discipline.

    99%
    Faculty with PhDs or highest degree
  • Rider faculty with a PhD or the highest degree in their discipline.

    99%
    Faculty with PhDs or highest degree
  • Our average class size of 21 students creates a powerful learning environment for professors and students.

    21
    Average Class Size
  • Our average class size of 21 students creates a powerful learning environment for professors and students.

    21
    Average Class Size

24/7 LIVING and LEARNING

  • Plays, concerts, political commentary, comedy acts, guest speakers and more!

    500+
    Annual Events
  • Plays, concerts, political commentary, comedy acts, guest speakers and more!

    500+
    Annual Events
  • Including special interest groups, professional societies and honors programs.

    150
    Student Organizations
  • Including special interest groups, professional societies and honors programs.

    150
    Student Organizations
  • 20 NCAA Division I sports and 25 intramural and club teams.

    20+25
    Student Teams
  • 20 NCAA Division I sports and 25 intramural and club teams.

    20+25
    Student Teams
  • Riders 14 Greek fraternities and sororities bring rich traditions and service to campus.

    14
    Fraternities & Sororities
  • Riders 14 Greek fraternities and sororities bring rich traditions and service to campus.

    14
    Fraternities & Sororities
  • Four of every five freshmen and two of every three undergraduates live on campus.

    83%
    Freshmen Living on Campus
  • Four of every five freshmen and two of every three undergraduates live on campus.

    83%
    Freshmen Living on Campus

THE PROOF IS IN OUR GRADUATES

  • Rider alumni employed or pursuing graduate study from the last two graduating classes.

    93%
    Employed or in Grad School
  • Rider alumni employed or pursuing graduate study from the last two graduating classes.

    93%
    Employed or in Grad School
  • Rider alumni who are presidents, CEOs or leaders of national or international firms or organizations.

    284
    Alumni Top Execs
  • Rider alumni who are presidents, CEOs or leaders of national or international firms or organizations.

    284
    Alumni Top Execs
  • 60,000-strong network of successful alumni.

    60,000
    Alumni Worldwide
  • 60,000-strong network of successful alumni.

    60,000
    Alumni Worldwide

MEET OUR STUDENTS

  • Undergraduates attending Riders two campuses.

    4,100
    Undergraduates
  • Undergraduates attending Riders two campuses.

    4,100
    Undergraduates
  • Rider students hail from 37 states and 2 US territories.

    37+2
    US States & Territories
  • Rider students hail from 37 states and 2 US territories.

    37+2
    US States & Territories
  • Countries that Rider international students call home.

    72
    Countries Worldwide
  • Countries that Rider international students call home.

    72
    Countries Worldwide
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Keeping Rider Affordable

$34,500

Average financial aid package at Rider from all sources.

99%
of students are receiving scholarships and gift aid from Rider.
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Rankings Worth Noting

The Princeton Review - Guide to Green School
The Princeton Review - Ranked #15 in USA - Best College Radio Stations
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