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Rider University
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Princeton Campus
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540

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Type of Institution:

Undergraduate & Graduate

2006-7 Fees:

Undergraduate tuition and fees: $24,790
Room/board: $9,280

Overview: At the conclusion of the Civil War Henry B. Bryant and Henry D. Stratton, operators of a chain of business schools decided to open a school in New Jersey. On October 1, 1865, The Trenton Business College, located in Temperance Hall at the corner of South Broad and Front Streets, was established. Andrew Jackson Rider became its first president.

The next year women were admitted to the school and in 1897 the school was renamed The Rider Business College. In 1957 Rider introduced liberal studies leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree.

In 1994, the New Jersey Board of Higher Education designated Rider a teaching university and Rider's name was officially changed to Rider University.


Rider University is located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. The school's Westminster Choir College is located nearby in the Borough of Princeton. The 353-acre Lawrenceville campus is in a suburban area three miles north of Trenton and five miles south of Princeton.


The university consists of four academic colleges - the College of Business Administration, the College of Liberal Arts, Education and Sciences, the College of Continuing Studies, and Westminster Choir College.

Westminster Choir College is the only college of its kind in the world. Westminster's undergraduate and graduate programs are led by world-class music professionals and will prepare you for music leadership careers as performers, educators, conductors, and choir directors.

Student Body / Faculty:

Rider has 3,611 full-time undergraduates, 764 part-time undergraduates, and 1,204 graduate students.

Rider has 234 full-time and 267 part-time faculty members.

The student to faculty ratio is 13:1.

U.S. News & World Report Ranking:

Universities-Master's (North): 31
Overall score: 55
Average freshman retention rate: 79%
2006 graduation rate: (Predicted) 61%

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