By the numbers


annual undergraduate tuition for incoming students


of Rider students awarded Rider-funded scholarships and financial aid


total institutional funds awarded by Rider annually


of students expected to complete internships, fieldwork and other enriched career experiences


median salary for Rider alumni with 10+ years’ experience in the field (, 2021)

Find your future here

The Lifting Barriers initiative aims to make a life-changing Rider education more accessible and more valuable for new undergraduate students than ever—with reduced tuition, enriched career preparation and ongoing investments in infrastructure. 

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Redefining cost of attendance

Your actual cost of attendance can differ based on whether you live on campus or at home, and based on the grants and scholarships you receive. Let's break it down together.

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2022-23 New Student Cost of Attendance
  Living on campus Living at home
Tuition $36,000 $36,000
Fees $1,475 $1,475
Books and supplies $1,500 $1,500
Room and board $15,930 $0
Personal expenses $2,000 $2,500
TOTAL $56,905 $41,475


Average Annual Net Price*
Family income Living on campus Living at home
<$30,000 $21,133 $5,923
$30,001-$48,000 $17,652 $2,422
$48,001-$75,000 $22,270 $7,060
$75,001-$110,000 $26,401 $11,191
>$110,001 $30,414 $15,204


Average Annual Typical Cost*
Family income Living on campus Living at home
<$30,000 $15,689 $479
$30,001-$48,000 $12,208 $0
$48,001-$75,000 $16,826 $1,616
$75,001-$110,000 $20,957 $5,747
>$110,001 $24,970 $9,760

* Average annual net price after Federal, State and Institutional Grants and Scholarships. Average net price is generated using the same methodology as used by Federal IPEDS but separates on-campus and off-campus (with family) as opposed to the weighted average. It is calculated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board and other expenses (as applicable). Average net price is calculated for first-time full-time students, who completed required financial aid applications such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and were awarded federal, state/local government, or institutional grants or scholarships. Fees do not include one-time Orientation Fee.

**Average typical annual cost after Federal, State and Institutional Grants and Scholarships and Federal Stafford Loans. Average typical cost takes the average annual net price and subtracts Federal Stafford Loan amounts based on freshmen level eligibility of $5,500 less origination fees. Additional loan and work options are available to further reduce your typical cost but are not included in this analysis. You must repay loans, plus interest and fees.

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Enhancing career preparedness

We’re doubling down on the experiences most likely to lead to career success. Starting with the Class of 2025, Rider has set a new goal for 95% of students to participate in Enriched Career Experiences such as internships, guided research, fieldwork and more which can be integrated into students' Engaged Learning activities.

In addition, through the Cranberry Investment, 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 (6) months of graduation or we’ll provide career coaching and may recommend either nine additional credits of undergraduate coursework in your field of study at no cost or a paid six-month internship.

Investing in your future

As a Bronc, you’re one of us. And to that end, we’ll make sure your time here sets you up for a successful academic and social experience at Rider and a successful career after graduation. We are committed to offering access to industry-aligned curricula, upgraded infrastructure and facilities, and enriching academic and professional experiences.

Recent campus enhancements

  • The Mike and Patti Hennessy Science and Technology Center labs and lecture hall
  • Residence halls (Kroner Hall, Lake House and Delta Phi Epsilon)
  • Center for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Campus theaters
  • New digital media labs
  • Dining halls – additional food options, outdoor pavilion seating and sports bar
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Your path to success

If you learn one thing about Rider, we want it to be this: Your goals are within reach. Rider's aim is to provide you with transformative experiences so you can move forward fearlessly. As a Rider graduate, you'll depart with newfound confidence and a career game plan. Here's how we build the foundation to your success. 

Start your journey, gain experience, become career-ready, and launch your future