Rider University

Rider University

Rider University welcomes students from throughout the region, across the nation, and around the world who seek to be challenged and supported as active members of our inclusive and vibrant living and learning community.  Committed to student growth, transformation and leadership, we connect rigorous academic, artistic and professional programs of study with a rich array of learning experiences that engage students inside and outside the classroom.  We prepare graduates to thrive professionally and to be lifelong independent learners and responsible citizens who embrace diversity, support the common good, and contribute meaningfully to the changing world in which they live and work.


Founded in 1865, Rider has 71 undergraduate and 28 graduate degree programs in business administration, education, liberal arts, sciences, music, fine and performing arts, counseling, human services and leadership; and 27 undergraduate and graduate certifications supported by 248 full-time faculty, 99% of whom hold a doctorate or the highest degree in their field.


Rider is home to nearly 4,100 undergraduate and 1,050 graduate students representing 85 countries, 41 states, and 2 US territories. We have 20 (10 men’s and 10 women’s) National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I teams, are a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), and have active club and intramural sports programs.


With campuses in Lawrenceville and Princeton, N.J., we are within easy driving distance of both Philadelphia and New York City.  Rider’s 280-acre Lawrenceville Campus has 43 buildings, as well as athletic fields, tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool, and lake.  Westminster Choir College’s 23-acre campus in Princeton has 14 buildings.  In addition, we have over 20 residence halls equipped with voice, video and data service. Our two libraries are home to 451,000 print volumes, 661,000 microforms, more than 82,000 scores and music-related books, approximately 5,500 choral music titles in performance quantities, over 35,000 sound and visual recordings, and access to more than 100,000 periodical titles in a mix of print and electronic formats.


Rider is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and holds specialized accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP), and the National Accreditation of School Psychologists (NASP). Rider is also on the approved list of the American Association of University Women and the American Chemical Society. U.S. News & World Report ranks Rider in the top tier of northern regional universities


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