School Colors: Cranberry and White
Mascot: The Bronc
Founded as Trenton Business College
Merged with Westminster Choir College
Granted University status
70+ undergraduate majors and minors and 40+ graduate degrees and certificate programs in business administration, education, liberal arts, sciences, music, fine and performing arts, counseling, human services and leadership.
Our 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio means, in addition to small classes and individual feedback, you might find yourself researching with your professors in the field, presenting side-by-side with them at national conferences or co-creating a documentary that gets you into the Cannes International Film Festival (true story!).
Student to Faculty Ratio
of faculty have a Ph.D. or the highest degree possible in their fields
Rider University ranks on U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges list and the Wall Street Journal's Top U.S. College list. Rider is also recognized as a Best College by Colleges of Distinction.
Best Regional Universities (North) by U.S. News & World Report
Best Value by U.S. News & World Report
Princeton Review ranks Rider as "A Best 388 College"
Student Body Diversity
Fall 2021 undergraduates self-identified as:
- American Indian/Alaskan Native: < 1%
- Asian: 5%
- Black/African American: 20%
- Hispanic: 20%
- Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: < 1%
- Multi-ethnic: 3%
From Cranberry Fest to History Club, dodgeball games to literary magazines, 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.
U.S. States and Territories represented
of the Class of 2025 are first-generation college students
students of color
Baccalaureate Honors, Business Honors and Departmental Honors programs.
Member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I teams
Active club and intramural sports programs
Rider University is an accredited institution by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (www.msche.org). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Rider also holds specialized accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP), the National Accreditation of School Psychologists (NASP), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Rider is also on the approved list of the American Association of University Women and the American Chemical Society.
Location and Campus Facilities
- Our campus in Lawrenceville, N.J. is within easy driving distance of both Philadelphia and New York City.
- Forty-three buildings, athletic fields, tennis courts, indoor swimming pool and lake on Rider’s 280-acre campus.
- Over 20 residence halls equipped with voice, video and data service.
- Moore Library is home to more than 451,000 print volumes, 661,000 microforms, access to more than 51,000 periodical titles in a mix of print and electronic formats, and a wide variety of electronic research tools. The library also supports the music curriculum of Westminster Choir College with holdings of scores, choral music titles, sound and visual recordings, special collections and other materials.