Monday, Sep 18, 2023
University also recognized for student success, academic programs and veteran friendliness
by Rachel Stengel '14, '20
Rider University was once again recognized on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the Best Regional Universities (North), coming in at No. 33 on the list of more than 178 schools. Notably, the University was also ranked No. 8 in Best Value Schools, a 16-spot jump from last year.
New this year, Rider was ranked No. 14 in Best Colleges for Veterans. Recognition as a top performer for social mobility, and for its undergraduate business and psychology programs rounded out this year’s rankings.
“Rider consistently upholds its reputation as a standout institution that offers immense value for its students,” says Dr. DonnaJean A. Fredeen, senior vice president of Academic and Student Affairs and provost. “These rankings are a testament to the work of our faculty and staff who create an environment that encourages students to achieve beyond their dreams.”
For its 39th rankings edition, U.S. News evaluated nearly 1,500 U.S. four-year bachelor's degree-granting institutions using up to 19 measures of performance. The organization made a few adjustments to its ranking system this year, modifying some evaluation factors and introducing a few new ones. In particular, U.S. News increased its emphasis on how often students from all socioeconomic backgrounds earned degrees and included information on graduate outcomes.
Rider is regularly ranked highly by the most prestigious publications for academic excellence. Recently, Rider was once again named to The Princeton Review’s list of Best 389 Colleges for 2024.