Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Rider University is one of the 26 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in New Jersey. Its campus is medium in size and located in a suburb in Lawrenceville. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,011 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 809 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 80%).

Every year 62% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Rider University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $40,570, and fees were $740. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $40,570 and $740 respectively.


Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate80%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 1 3

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1955 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
06/11/2015 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT990 to 1190
ACT19 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$741/credit
In State Students$741/credit
Out of State Students$741/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$895/credit
In State Students$895/credit
Out of State Students$895/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $33,345 $33,345 $33,345
ADN 70 $51,870 $51,870 $51,870
BSN 125 $92,625 $92,625 $92,625
FNP 50 $44,750 $44,750 $44,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of Rider University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 34% $4,693
Other Federal Grant 29% $652
State Grant & Scholarships 29% $9,432
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 98% $21,225
Federal Student Loans 73% $6,165
Private Loans 18% $19,109


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$20,470
$30,001 to $48,000$21,376
$48,001 to $75,000$28,761
$75,001 to $110,000$31,990
Over $110,000$35,236

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New Jersey state board of nursing.

Rider University
2083 Lawrence Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

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