Letter of Recommendation This letter should come from a school counselor or an individual who can describe your academic potential and personal characteristics Applicants to the Westminster College of the Arts must submit at least one recommendation from a teacher, instructor or coach in an arts-related field Download General Recommendation Form (.pdf) Download Counselor Recommendation Form (pdf)
Submit Your Test Scores Submit scores for all tests taken: SAT I (Code 2758) ACT (Code 2590) Scores submitted must include the writing section. Rider will use only your best scores from each section; for the SAT, this may be components from different testing dates.
Submit the Essay Choose one of the Common Application essay topics or write an essay on one of the topics below.
Auditions Westminster College of the Arts requires an audition as part of the application process. Program specific information and dates of campus auditions, scholarship competitions and regional auditions can be found in the auditions section.
Application Deadlines We still are accepting applications and awarding scholarships for the Fall of 2015, except for Musical Theatre.
Musical Theatre Deadline
Candidate's Reply Date
*The early action option will not be offered to applicants to programs which required an audition and/or interview due to the timing of the audition and interview process.
Scholarship eligibility is determined at the same time we review your complete application. Rider practices rolling admissions; once your application is complete, you will be notified of your decision.
Rider University welcomes students with a variety of academic backgrounds. When reviewing an application for admission, the Undergraduate Admission Office takes a holistic approach by assessing your academic performance, letters of recommendation, and your admission essay. Once the committee has reviewed the entirety of the student's academic experience, an admission decision will be made.
Admissions Mailing Address
Mail all application materials to: Rider University Office of Undergraduate Admission 2083 Lawrenceville Road Lawrenceville, NJ, USA 08648-3099
Personal Statement Essay Questions Now is your chance to express yourself – let us get to know the real you – we know you're more than a series of facts and figures! In the textbox below (at least 250 words), please answer one of the following questions.
Jump into the future, ten years from your Rider graduation. You have been selected to receive a local community award and will need to submit a biographical sketch. Highlight your personal and professional accomplishments since graduation.
Describe a person or event that has influenced your life in a significant way and how you have grown as a result of this experience.
Create and answer your own college essay question. We are interested in your ability to organize your thoughts and express yourself clearly. Let us know why you feel this question should be included in the application.