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Congratulations on your admission to Rider

We're very happy for you.  You're in the final stages of the admission process so take a deep breath and let us walk you through the remaining steps.  College is one of most important investments you’ll ever make.
And we're committed to seeing you succeed.

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Next steps...

events for admitted students

March 5 and April 9: Attend Admitted Student Day, an event designed to help you explore and celebrate the exciting possibilities that await you at Rider.

January through April: Be a Rider Student for a Day. Sit in on a class, shadow a Rider student, chat with professors, and eat in the dining hall. Make your appointment today!

Weekdays and Selected Saturdays: Join us for a campus tour where we'll make sure you have everything you need to make your decision. You'll get an inside look at our campus and the experiences of current Rider students.

affording a rider education

Let us know how we can help!  Your financial aid counselor is available in-person or by phone to speak with you about your financial aid package and to help you develop an affordable four-year plan. Counselors will be on hand during all admitted student events. Individual appointments can also made day or evening by calling 609-896-5360.

Our guide to financial aid will help you and your family navigate the financial aid process over the next four years.

Contact one of our counselors to discuss how to navigate the FAFSA process and compare costs – 609-896-5360.

Financial Aid Office:
609-896-5360 | | website

Make it official

Making your deposit will secure your place in our entering class.

Make your tuition and housing deposit

Living at Rider

If you plan to live on campus, a non-refundable housing deposit is required.

Dining Options | Campus Dish
For questions regarding meal plans or Bronc Bucks contact the Residence Life Office at 609-896-5102.

Housing & Residence Life
Get the details on living at Rider from room selection, facilities and roommate preferences.

Health Insurance
Requirements for Full-Time Undergraduate and Continuing Studies Students. 

important dates

Mark your calendar and be prepared for your arrival in the fall. View the admitted student calendar

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Orientation & Placement Testing

Our orientation programs are packed with practical information for you and your parents – mixed together with plenty of fun to let you meet your newest friends and classmates. You'll be assigned an orientation date based on your academic major. 

Visit the Orientation website

For details about placement tests and exemptions, visit course placement information.

Final transcripts

If you have not already done so, be sure to arrange to have all final official academic transcripts (including any recently completed academic work) forwarded to the Office of Undergraduate Admission by August 1, 2016, or as soon as available.

800-257-9026 |
 | website

Important Phone Numbers

Access a list of important phone numbers including academic contacts by major and departments.



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Students start taking advantage of Rider’s comprehensive Career Services program in their first year. We help students discover their areas of interest, participate in professional development workshops, and gain practical hands-on experiences through internships, co-ops and field placements.




The ultimate measure of a college education is how well it prepares students for personal and professional success. We invite you to hear the stories of some of our recent graduates. Learn how their Rider experiences — in and out of the classroom — helped them discover their path to success.