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 6,400 students are enrolled at Rider University.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores to this school. A score within the range of 1390 - 1720 on the SAT exam, or 19 - 25 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 3.06 to 3.38 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of about 69% with 16% of applicants deciding to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at rider.edu.

Overall Rider University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Rider University was reported as 69.4% in Fall 2013 with over 8,080 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

  • SAT Scores: 1390 - 1720
  • ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Rider University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 75.1%
  • 2010-2011: 70.7%
  • 2011-2012: 73.3%
  • 2012-2013: 72.1%
  • 2013-2014: 69.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 71.3%

How Does Rider University Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Rider University is twenty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
The College of New Jersey43.1%
Princeton University7.4%
Cairn University71.1%
Holy Family University75.9%
Delaware Valley College68.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Rider University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 570
Math470 - 580
Writing460 - 570
Total Score1390 - 1720
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score19 - 25
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