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 Rider University

Rider University - Lawrenceville, NJ

2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648-3099

General information:(609)896-5000
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Associate's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:5,598(4,616 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:12 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $29,060 $30,470 $31,930 -5%
Out-of-state $29,060 $30,470 $31,930 -5%
Books and supplies $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $10,720 $11,200 $11,810 -5%
Other $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,600 $9,600 $9,600 0%
Other $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $43,280 $45,170 $47,240 -4%
Off Campus $42,660 $44,070 $45,530 -2%
Off Campus with Family $33,060 $34,470 $35,930 -3%
Out-of-state
On Campus $43,280 $45,170 $47,240 -4%
Off Campus $42,660 $44,070 $45,530 -2%
Off Campus with Family $33,060 $34,470 $35,930 -3%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $31,330
In-state fees $600
Out-of-state tuition $31,330
Out-of-state fees $600
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $19,051
In-state fee $350
Out-of-state tuition $19,051
Out-of-state fees $350
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 982 98% --
Grant or scholarship aid 971 96% $15,560,187 $16,025
Federal grants 276 27% $1,304,758 $4,727
Pell grants 242 24% $975,071 $4,029
Other federal grants 234 23% $329,687 $1,409
State/local government grant or scholarships 214 21% $1,583,710 $7,401
Institutional grants or scholarships 968 96% $12,671,719 $13,091
Student loan aid 732 73% $6,541,646 $8,937
Federal student loans 722 72% $4,374,224 $6,058
Other student loans 129 13% $2,167,422 $16,802
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,995 85% $58,926,794 $14,750
Pell grants 1,237 26% $5,789,640 $4,680
Federal student loans 3,116 66% $32,441,283 $10,411

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated 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 (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 5,598
Undergraduate enrollment 4,616
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 336
Graduate enrollment 982
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 7,947 3,151 4,796
Percent admitted 73% 73% 74%
Percent admitted who enrolled 73% 12% 12%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 893 95%
ACT 209 22%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 460 570
SAT Math 480 580
SAT Writing 460 570
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 70 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AAAMenWomen
All Track Combined 11178
Baseball 30-
Basketball 1415
Field Hockey -21
Golf 8-
Soccer 2623
Softball -19
Swimming and Diving 3017
Tennis 1313
Volleyball -16
Wrestling 31-

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1955 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1955 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1955 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1955 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1955 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1941 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1973 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations95 15
Liquor law violations495714
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 7412
Liquor law violations 40509
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 028
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 100
Aggravated assault 100
Burglary 212222
Motor vehicle theft 131
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 018
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 100
Burglary 211819
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate7.4%
Number in default90
Number in repayment1,207

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00262800

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Associate's degree Post-master's certificate
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
American/United States Studies/Civilization5---
Category total5---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry3---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General30---
Category total33---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting9759--
Actuarial Science1---
Business Administration and Management, General791267-
Business/Managerial Economics10---
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies18---
Finance, General76---
International Business/Trade/Commerce5---
Labor and Industrial Relations10---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General54---
Organizational Behavior Studies27---
Category total3771857-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Advertising16---
Public Relations/Image Management2---
Radio and Television1---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1---
Category total20---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General18---
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design1---
Category total19---
Education Colleges
Business Teacher Education2---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-41--
Curriculum and Instruction-2--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-30--
Elementary Education and Teaching111---
Music Teacher Education197--
Reading Teacher Education-12--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education1---
Secondary Education and Teaching40---
Special Education and Teaching, General-21--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth-13--
Category total173126--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General29---
Rhetoric and Composition122---
Category total151---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
German Language and Literature1---
Spanish Language and Literature4---
Category total5---
History Colleges
History, General17---
Category total17---
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies--8-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies71---
Category total71-8-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General1---
Category total1---
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biopsychology12---
Category total12---
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies6---
Category total6---
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy1---
Category total1---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General4---
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical4---
Category total8---
Psychology Colleges
Counseling Psychology---16
Psychology, General85---
School Psychology---6
Category total85--22
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-21--
Category total-21--
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General1---
International Relations and Affairs3---
Political Science and Government, General18---
Sociology8---
Category total30---
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Religious/Sacred Music75--
Category total75--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General14---
Conducting-6--
Fine and Studio Arts Management1---
Graphic Design3---
Keyboard Instruments56--
Music Theory and Composition262--
Voice and Opera3634--
Category total8548--
Grand total11063851522