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From academics and campus tours to student life and alumni outcomes, we’re bringing the Rider University experience to you. Talk with current Rider Broncs, connect with faculty, and explore ways to get involved so you can find your true path.

We are also waiving the undergraduate application fee for our virtual open house visitors so, when you’re ready, it’s that much easier to take the next step with us. Register to claim your app fee waiver and learn more about Rider.


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Welcome from the SGA President

Find out what life is like at Rider from student body president, Dylan Erdelyi, Class of 2021.

What makes Rider unique?

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:

Virtual Events

Our faculty, staff and students are here to help you find the answers you need in our virtual event series. 

Explore how our 100+ majors and minors will help you align your studies with your goals at our Academic Open House sessions. Plus, get a glimpse of our vibrant campus community in our "Making Connections" Student Panel discussions.

Numbers only tell part of our story

See how Rider helps you prepare for what’s ahead.

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Meet Your Guides

Here’s everything you need to know to start your journey as a Bronc.

Exploring Campus

Our central New Jersey campus feels like a small-town haven. The connections, lessons, and feeling you find here will follow you anywhere.

Go Broncs!

With 20 NCAA Division I sports teams, there’s something for every athlete at Rider.

Caring for Mind and Body

Your well-being is just as important to us as your academic success. Download our health and wellness guide (PDF) to learn more.

Applying to Rider

Ready to take the next step?

Open House

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Each year, Rider students complete more than 1,000 internships, co-ops and field placements as part of their studies. Through these real-world experiences, you’ll develop on-the-job skills, build your resume and make valuable connections. Rider’s office of Career Development & Success helps students fine-tune their interview skills and connects students with opportunities through the Handshake online jobs portal.

With 150+ student organizations, 29 intramural and club sports teams, and 500+ annual events, there’s something for everyone to do outside the classroom. 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. Students can always find out what’s happening on BroncNation and in the "This Week at Rider" email newsletter.

Free shuttle service is available to area commercial centers, transportation hubs, and local attractions on weekends.

Students are required to live on campus during their freshman and sophomore years at Rider to help foster academic success, professional preparation and personal development. Our distinctive focus on engaged learning is designed to have an impact on everything you do as a Rider student, both in and out of the classroom. Residency exceptions may be granted for transfer students, first-year students who live within 30 miles from campus with their parent(s)/legal guardians and in other select circumstances.

* Due to COVID-19, the University Residency requirement for the 2020-2021 academic year has been suspended.

Incoming students and their family members can connect with faculty and administrators, learn about campus resources, and meet other new students during orientation. Once you arrive on campus, the Student Navigation Office continues to connect first-year students with various support services that encourage their success. All students are also assigned a faculty advisor within their major and have access to free tutoring, writing, and success coaching through the Academic Success Center.

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$78M

awarded by Rider in scholarships & financial aid annually

1 in 4

students is first generation so everyone can feel at home

9 in 10

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

Getting Involved

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.

Getting Answers

View some of the most common questions people ask when deciding to become Rider Broncs.

Request your undergraduate application fee waiver and learn more about Rider University.

For First-year Students

Standardized tests offer a snapshot of your talents as a student, but they don’t give the full picture of who you really are. That's why SAT/ACT scores are not required for admission and most scholarships at Rider. Learn more about how to apply test-optional.

For Transfer Students

Did you know 1 in 4 Rider undergraduates is a transfer student? Rider offers guaranteed transfer agreements with many community colleges, plus transfer students with a 3.5 GPA or higher earn transfer scholarships worth more than 50% of tuition.

Investing in Your Future

99% of all Rider students receive University-funded scholarships and financial aid. We tailor our scholarships and financial aid packages to your family’s unique needs.

Through our
Lifting Barriers initiative, a Rider education is more accessible and more valuable than ever for new undergraduate students. Discover how we’re:

  • Redefining our undergraduate cost of attendance 
  • Providing enriched career preparation for students 
  • Improving persistence to four year graduation through academic support and success

Making Your Mark

Our 60,000+ alumni use what they’ve learned to make their unique marks on the world, from Broadway to Johnson & Johnson, Fox Network to the New York Mets.

Have questions that aren’t answered here?  Email admissions@rider.edu to set up a one-on-one appointment and download our list of helpful campus contacts (PDF).

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