At Rider University, your future is wide open. Here, we thrive on unlocking potential. We help students explore, create and excel, leading to confidence, knowledge and growth beyond what they’ve imagined. Rider is a private, co-educational University located on an expansive campus in Lawrence Township, N.J., between New York City and Philadelphia. It is a tight-knit community of more than 3,000 students. Rider offers more than 100 majors and programs within its four colleges. With 150 student clubs and organizations, more than 500 annual events, and Division I athletics, students can discover their strengths and pursue their passions.

Academic Programs

  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Rider is now test optional! Visit our website for all admission requirements.


One out of four Rider undergraduates is a transfer student, so we’re experts at welcoming you to our campus community. Our distinctive approach to engaged learning will prepare you for a life of success.

Additional Information

You’re going to learn a lot of things at Rider: how to collaborate on a group presentation, how to craft a persuasive essay, how to fold a fitted sheet (just kidding, we don’t know how to do that, either). But the most important thing you’ll learn is how to uncover the skills you didn’t know you had, apply those skills to the world beyond Rider and turn them into a career.

Visit us

A trip to campus is the best way to understand what a Rider education will be like. Talk to professors, sit in on a class, catch a Broncs game and get a feel for our community in real life. Rider’s transfer admissions counselors provide outstanding support to transfer students. Potential transfer students can register for a Transfer appointment, which can be modified to fit your schedule.

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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

2083 Lawrenceville Rd
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 257-9026