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Rider University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1865
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 4,586
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $56,047,000
Admissions Address

2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3099

Website

http://www.rider.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@rider.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Susan C. Christian
Admissions office telephone: (609) 896-5042
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 4 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Application fee: $45
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.rider.edu/160_932.htm Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science N/A 4
Lab N/A 2
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 2
History N/A 2
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 79%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 65%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 83%
Total applicants: 5,006
Total acceptances: 3,956
Total freshman enrollment: 1,019
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 25%
Male applicants: 2,000
Male acceptances: 1,568
Male freshman enrollment: 397
 
Female applicants: 3,006
Female acceptances: 2,388
Female freshman enrollment: 622
Out-of-state freshmen: 27%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 116
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 32
Students enrolled from waiting list: 28

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 14%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 41%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 76%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 56%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 98%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 470 – 570
Math: 480 – 570
Combined: 950 – 1140

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.0% 2.0%
600-699 15.0% 20.0%
500-599 44.0% 47.0%
400-499 38.0% 30.0%
300-399 2.0% 1.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 8%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 18 – 21

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 6.0% N/A N/A
24-29 6.0% N/A N/A
18-23 82.0% N/A N/A
12-17 6.0% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 



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