Gain global perspective

At Rider University, you’ll build the foundation to achieve your goals through the exceptional quality of our academic programs, professors, and hands-on learning experiences. We are a community of diverse voices, experiences and perspectives—and we welcome you to join us.


Student-faculty ratio


Of full-time faculty hold a doctorate or the highest degree in their field


Rider alumni are CEOs, presidents or organizational leaders

Three students in a study group

For incoming students

Congratulations, admitted students! We can’t wait to go on this wild ride with you. Here’s everything you need to know to start your journey as a Rider Bronc.

Get to know our campus community

Get a feel for our campus community and learn more about what your academic experience will be like as a Rider student. Our campus is located in a safe, suburban community with around-the-clock campus security. Housing, dining and health services are available on campus. Students enjoy a wide range of on-campus social and cultural activities, from concerts and plays to guest lectures and entertainers.

Rider is located in Lawrenceville, NJ

Prestigious Accreditations

Rider University is fully accredited by these prestigious educational organizations.

Our Credentials

  • The Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (dually accredited in business and accounting)
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP)
  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Academic distinction

Established in 1865, Rider University is a private, comprehensive and accredited university that draws students from around the world to programs in business, education, liberal arts and sciences, fine and performing arts, and music. Rider ranks on U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges list and the Wall Street Journal's Top U.S. College list.