Facts & Figures

About Rider / Facts & Figures
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  • Founded: 1865; Granted university status: 1994
  • Merged with Westminster Choir College: 1992
  • Number of Alumni: More than 50,000 alumni worldwide
  • School Colors: Cranberry and White
  • Mascot: The Bronc

Academic Programs

100+ undergraduate majors and minors, plus 50+ graduate degrees and certificate programs in business administration, education, liberal arts, sciences, music, fine and performing arts, counseling, human services and leadership.


248 full-time faculty
Student to faculty ratio: 10 to 1
97% of full-time faculty hold a doctorate or the highest degree in their field.

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 as "A Best 380 College."

Student Life

3,900 undergraduate and 927 graduate students representing 63 countries, 39 states, and 2 US territories.


Baccalaureate Honors, Business Honors and Departmental Honors programs


20 (10 men’s and 10 women’s) National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I teams; member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC); and active club and intramural sports programs.


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Rider University is an accredited institution by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (  The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).  

Rider also holds specialized accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP), the National Accreditation of School Psychologists (NASP), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Rider is also on the approved list of the American Association of University Women and the American Chemical Society.

Location and Campus Facilities

Two campuses in Lawrenceville and Princeton, N.J.; within easy driving distance of both Philadelphia and New York City

Forty-three buildings, athletic fields, tennis courts, indoor swimming pool and lake on Rider’s 280-acre Lawrenceville Campus; 14 buildings on Westminster Choir College’s 23-acre campus in Princeton.

Over 20 residence halls equipped with voice, video and data service.

Moore Library is home to more than 451,000 print volumes, 661,000 microforms, access to more than 51,000 periodical titles in a mix of print and electronic formats, and a wide variety of electronic research tools. 

Talbott Library, on the Princeton campus, supports the music curriculum of Westminster Choir College with holdings of more than 82,000 scores and music-related books, approximately 5,500 choral music titles in performance quantities, over 35,000 sound and visual recordings, 200 current periodical titles in print, and electronic access to over 51,000 periodical titles. Additionally, the library provides access to a wide variety of music-related streaming audio and video databases. Special Collections at Talbott Library includes a choral music reference collection of over 70,000 titles, the D. DeWitt Wasson research collection of organ music, rare hymnals, 19th Century American choral music, music education materials, and the Westminster Archives.