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At Rider, we help students explore their interests, identify their academic path, secure impressive hands-on experience and develop skills so they’re ready for what’s ahead.

Beginning in the fall of 2021, we are embarking on an initiative to make a life-changing Rider education more accessible and more valuable for new undergraduate students than ever before. This is how we’re doing it:

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Redefining Cost of Attendance

How much will Rider students pay? Not as much as you may think! Rider’s total undergraduate tuition for new students in 2021-22 is $35,000. This new base number represents a 22% reduction from the 2020-21 tuition of $45,120. A Rider education had always been in greater reach than many assumed.

Explore What's Possible

If you learn one thing about Rider, we want it to be this: Your goals are within reach, even if you aren’t sure what they are yet. The proof is in our alumni who use what they’ve learned to make their unique marks on the world. The proof is in our students, some of whom are first-generation and some who didn’t think college was an option. They begin here as striving freshmen and depart with newfound confidence and a career game plan.

Affordability has long been our priority, and that’s not changing. Ninety-nine percent of all students receive Rider-funded scholarships and financial aid. Here are just a few of Rider’s scholarship opportunities:

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Lifting Barriers

Many colleges and universities operate under a complex pricing model that provides substantial discounts to high tuition rates through scholarship and financial aid. It is a complex and confusing system that prevents many students from considering all their options. With the fall 2021 change in undergraduate tuition, Rider’s goal is to provide greater clarity for those who assume a high-quality private education is not affordable or accessible based solely on the "sticker price".

The new tuition rate goes into effect for the 2021-22 academic year for new undergraduate students, including transfer students. The reduction does not apply to room and board costs or fees.

Returning students benefit from increased access to career preparation services, discounted rates for J-term and summer sessions, and other enhancements to services and facilities. Although the undergraduate tuition “sticker price” for new students does not apply to returning students, Rider has pledged to work one-on-one with students until they share our confidence that they are receiving the best and most fair tuition and financial aid package. The University will continue to honor financial awards promised to current students at the time of admission, assuming all student requirements continue to be met. Returning students who have questions should contact One Stop Services to set up an appointment.

No. The reduction applies only to undergraduate students starting in the 2021-22 academic year.

Rider continues to invest in new academic programs, upgrades to campus infrastructure and facilities, and enhanced amenities while providing the high standard of academics and career preparation that we’ve long been known for. Taken as a whole, these changes are designed to lift barriers for students and bolster the University's strong record of preparing students for successful careers.

#28

Best Value School (as ranked by US News & World Report)

1,400 +

internships, co-ops and field placements completed by Rider students each year

9 in 10

Broncs are employed, in grad school or volunteering a year after graduation

Enhancing Career Preparedness

Learning doesn’t happen the same way for all of us. And it definitely doesn’t happen all in one place. That’s why every Rider student completes at least two high-impact Engaged Learning experiences prior to graduation (in fact, we require it!).

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 specifically in enriched career prep experiences such as internships, guided research, fieldwork and more as part of the Engaged Learning Program.

To make this possible, Rider is investing heavily in 
Career Development and Success with new staff, enhanced technologies and other additional resources so students have the support they need to develop on-the-job skills, build their resumes and make valuable connections.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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.

Our faculty and staff will work with you to build a plan with 
achievable goals and meaningful experiences so you can follow a path that feels true to you.

Have questions that aren’t answered here? Let us know how we can help.

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OPENING ACCESS TO A VALUABLE

RIDER EDUCATION FOR EVERYONE

Quick Number Crunching

FAMILY INCOME

After Federal, State and Institutional Grants and Scholarships*

<$30,000

$30,001-$48,000

$48,001-$75,000

$75,001-$110,000

>$110,001

$22,778

$24,001

$27,539

$31,537

$36,249

LIVING ON CAMPUS

$17,443

$18,666

$22,204

$26,202

$30,914

After Federal, State and Institutional Grants and Scholarships and Federal Stafford Loans**

$7,888

$9,111

$12,649

$16,647

$21,359

$2,553

$3,776

$7,314

$11,312

$16,024

*2019-2020 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.

<$30,000

$30,001-$48,000

$48,001-$75,000

$75,000-$110,000

>$110,001

Average Annual Net Price

Average Annual Typical Cost

LIVING AT HOME

LIVING ON CAMPUS

LIVING AT HOME

**2019-2020 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.

FAMILY INCOME

2021-22 New Student Cost of Attendance

Tuition

Fees

Books and Supplies

Room and Board

Personal Expenses


Total

$35,000

$1,200

$1,500

$15,710

$2,000


$55,410

LIVING ON CAMPUS

LIVING AT HOME

$35,000

$1,200

$1,500

$0

$2,500


$40,200

  • Trustee Scholarship – Full tuition for four years!
  • Norm Brodsky Business Concept Competition Scholarship – Full tuition for four years!
  • Presidential Scholarship – $20,000/year
  • Provost Scholarship – $18,000/year
  • Deans’ Scholarship – $16,000/year
  • Founder’s Award – $14,000/year
  • Rider Recognition Award – $11,000/year
  • Community Scholars/Bonner Leaders – $2,500/year
  • Legacy Award – $2,000/year
  • Sibling Grant – $2,000/year

"Rider offers so many real-life experiences and networking opportunities. I truly believe that anything is possible at Rider.

Mikaela Batts '18

Filmmaking, TV and Radio

Improving retention and persistence to four-year graduation:

Success starts with having the right support. Our Student Navigation Office guides first-year students on their transition from high school to college to ensure they have all the resources they need to be successful in their first year — and beyond — through education, resource referral, and personalized care.

The University is reducing rates for J-term and summer sessions starting in 2021-22 to support students’ persistence to four-year graduation—making it easier to catch up or get ahead so you can graduate on time.

The University’s Inclusive Excellence Plan outlines strategic commitments to reduce the significant barriers traditionally underrepresented, marginalized or under-resourced face in achieving college success.

In 4 years of study at Rider, RahQuan gained work experience through 5 paid internships in accounting and finance and participated in more than 15 campus organizations.

Major: Accounting

Audit Associate in Financial Services, KPMG

Minor: Data Analytics

Career-ready academic programs

Business analytics
Cybersecurity
Dance science
Game & interactive media design

Music Education
Health care policy
Sport management
...and many more!

Recent campus enhancements

The Science and Technology Center labs and lecture hall
Residence halls (Kroner Hall, Lake House and Delta Phi Epsilon)
Campus theaters
New digital media labs
Dining halls – additional food options, outdoor pavilion seating and sports bar

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. Here's a snapshot by the numbers:

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99%

of Rider students receive Rider-funded scholarships and financial aid

$78m

total institutional funds awarded by Rider annually