About Rider

Welcome to Rider:  With roots dating back to 1865, Rider is a private, coeducational university located on 280 beautiful acres on two campuses in New Jersey – one in Lawrenceville and one in Princeton, both within easy driving distance to New York City and Philadelphia.


  • Founded in 1865
  • Granted University Status: 1994
  • Number of Alumni: 56,000
  • Merged with Westminster Choir College in 1992
  • School Colors: Cranberry and White
  • School Mascot: The Bronc

Academic Distinction

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks Rider in the top tier of northern regional universities offering master’s degrees.
  • Princeton Review ranks Rider's College of Business Administration as "A Best 290 Business School."
  • Princeton Review ranks Rider as "A Best 379 College."

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From its beginnings as a private business college nearly a century and a half ago, Rider University has consistently thrived as a home for students seeking a timely, relevant and thorough curriculum and an environment to satisfy their intellectual curiosity.

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Lawrenceville Campus
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

609-896-5000 (Main)
800-257-9026 (Admissions)

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Princeton Campus
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540

609-921-7100 (Main)
800-962-4647 (Admissions)

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