Information for Admitted Students

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...

One more look?

Designed especially for admitted students, Rider hosts admitted student days and student for a day opportunities as well as other ways to visit. You'll get an inside look at our campus, people and programs — and the measurable outcomes of our educational experience.

affording a rider education

Our guide to financial aid will help you and your family navigate the financial aid process over the next four years. An assigned Financial Aid counselor – committed to assisting you with your unqiue circumstances – can help you make an affordable financial plan.

Be sure to file your FAFSA. The priority filing date is March 1, however we are still awarding financial aid so file your FAFSA today.

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

Make it official

Making your deposit by May 1st 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 by May 1.

Take a tour of Rider's residence halls

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.  

Stay updated

Mark your calendar and be prepared for your arrival in the fall. View key dates for admitted students

Join our class of 2019 admitted student groups on: Facebook and Twitter.

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, 2015, 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.



Through our student-centered classes, career preparation and hands-on learning experiences, Rider delivers the resources and support students need to achieve their goals.


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.


Founded in 1865; Merged with Westminster Choir College in 1992
Rider students hail from 43 states and 69 countries
Nearly 70% of all undergraduates and 90% of all freshmen live on campus
20 Division I varsity sports for men and women
55,000 alumni in all 50 states and 88 countries
Approximately 900 freshmen enroll at Rider each year