Rider University

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Rider University can be found in Lawrenceville, NJ, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. About 5,100 students are enrolled at Rider University.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores to this school. A score within the range of 1020 - 1210 on the SAT exam, or 19 - 26 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Rider University average GPA ranges from 2.98 to 3.38 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of about 71% with 13% of applicants deciding to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at rider.edu.

Overall Rider University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Rider University was reported as 71.5% in Fall 2020 with over 9,390 applications submitted to Rider University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 19 - 26
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Rider University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Rider University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Rider University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 71.5%
  • 2017-2018: 67.1%
  • 2018-2019: 69.7%
  • 2019-2020: 71.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 65.3%

How Does Rider University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Rider University is twenty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Cairn University82.8%
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church91.8%
Holy Family University73.1%
Delaware Valley College92.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Rider University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 610
Math510 - 600
Total Score1020 - 1210
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 26
Math19 - 26
Composite Score19 - 26
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