Apply to Rider

Application Fee
$50
Graduate Application Fee
$50
Acceptance Rate
71%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)
13%
Freshmen Enrollment
861
SAT Scores
1,115
ACT Scores
23

2020 Acceptance Rate

Total 9,388 students have applied and 6,710 students have allowed to admit to Rider University (acceptance rate: 71.47%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 12.83 % where 861 students have finally enrolled out of 6,710 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of Rider University is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New Jersey. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus and Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Campus, its acceptance rate is slightly lower than average (relatively difficult to get in) (average acceptance rate of the schools is 78.70%).
The yield of Rider University is lower (less admitted-students enrolled) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New Jersey. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is average (average yield is 19.70%).

Admission Statistics Charts

2020 Test Scores Comparison

For academic year 2019-2020, the average SAT score is 1,115 and the average ACT score is 23 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of Rider University is average than the schools (average score is 1,104). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
Rider University SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
Rider University1,11523
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,08223
All U.S. Colleges112368
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges113269
4-Years or High Colleges112468
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New Jersey112770

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

SATACT
At Rider University, 484 students submitted SAT scores (56% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,115 and it is average than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New Jersey. Next table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
Rider University SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing510610
Mathematics510600
Total1,0201,210
At Rider University, 77 students submitted ACT scores (9% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 23 and it is lower than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New Jersey. Next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
Rider University ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Reading1926
English1926
Mathematics1926
Total5778
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Admission Requirements

Next table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to Rider University. The school requires 3 items to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and Completion of college-preparatory program.
Admission Requirements for Applying to Rider University
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsConsidered but not required
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended