Rider University Reviews

  • 11 Reviews
  • Lawrenceville (NJ)
  • Annual Tuition: $42,860
91% of 11 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 11 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

angelica velez-giraldo
  • Reviewed: 6/6/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Overall, my experience was useful and encouraged me to pursue higher education. I found four mentors that were able to give me the tools I needed to apply to graduate school and have the confidence in being able to contribute to the psychology field. I think the school could be more diverse and advocate for diversity and inclusion of minority students, not just by an organization but as a whole. I also think that there should be stricter policies in place to be able to fund programs like the language department. My time at Rider I was able to focus on my studies and I appreciated the hours in which I was able to go to the study lab. I was also appreciative of the late hours that the dining hall was opened, as well as the security within the campus. Two of my psychology professor really made a difference in my career and enabled me to continue researching what I was interested in the military population. I also enjoyed being close to two major cities, NYC and Philadelphia as well as two known townships, Princeton and Trenton. Being a part of the middle of those communities made me realized the privilege I had to be able to pursue a higher education degree and go on to my doctorate. Rider provided me with opportunities to grow and expand my knowledge as well as professors and faculty that really wanted me to succeed. I cherish my time there and hope that the incoming student does as well."
angelica velez-giraldo
  • Reviewed: 6/6/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Overall, my experience was useful and encouraged me to pursue higher education. I found four mentors that were able to give me the tools I needed to apply to graduate school and have the confidence in being able to contribute to the psychology field. I think the school could be more diverse and advocate for diversity and inclusion of minority students, not just by an organization but as a whole. I also think that there should be stricter policies in place to be able to fund programs like the language department. My time at Rider I was able to focus on my studies and I appreciated the hours in which I was able to go to the study lab. I was also appreciative of the late hours that the dining hall was opened, as well as the security within the campus. Two of my psychology professor really made a difference in my career and enabled me to continue researching what I was interested in the military population. I also enjoyed being close to two major cities, NYC and Philadelphia as well as two known townships, Princeton and Trenton. Being a part of the middle of those communities made me realized the privilege I had to be able to pursue a higher education degree and go on to my doctorate. Rider provided me with opportunities to grow and expand my knowledge as well as professors and faculty that really wanted me to succeed. I cherish my time there and hope that the incoming student does as well."
Keila Cuenca
  • Reviewed: 7/18/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"The criminal justice program was a good one at Rider University. The professors teaching it had a genuine interest and love for the topics being taught, making the entire learning experience much more easier. Rider University as a whole was a great school as well, staff and students always made sure to have different activities on campus, and make things fun. They held concerts with different artists, the plays were always executed so well, and the campus looked like something out of a magazine. A nice, small campus but big enough to breathe. A great experience."
B.L.
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Rider University is a very good school. The opportunities made available to me at Rider were bar none. Sophomore year, I was invited to be a Ronald E. McNair Scholar through which I conducted independent research with a Biology professor at Rider. Furthermore, I was able to travel to a couple states in order to attend McNair conferences as well as to present my research. One of the great aspects about this university was that students can participate in undergraduate research, internships, externship, or co-ops as early as their freshman year. Socially, the campus is small so a student can literally see the same faces when they walk around campus or go to Daly's (the main dining hall on the campus). There are over 100 clubs/organizations at Rider University. If there are none that catch your attention, no worries! Anyone can create their own clubs/organizations and become the president of it. There is a lot that Rider has to offer for their students. Just check it out and see if it is the school for you."
Keira
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"Rider University is a smaller school with so many opportunities for educational as well as character growth. In my four years here as an undergraduate I felt like I really was able to make a difference. I joined a diverse amount of clubs and organizations and was able to become a leader in many of those organizations. I built my resume through many different on and off campus, Rider affiliated positions such as R.A., conference services leader and study tours counselor. The study abroad program and career support also helped me expand my experience past a resume and into a full character development. The small class sizes and intimate classroom setting helped me connect with my professors and utilize the resources they had to offer. I was able to obtain a position right after graduation and am currently back at Rider pursuing a master's program because I have such confidence in the education and resources they provided for me."
Chris Nini
  • Reviewed: 9/12/2016
  • Degree: Law
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Rider University is a decent school. It's not the most exciting college experience; there is very little to do in the area and extracurriculars are not an emphasis. The quality of the education varies on your major; the business school is highly regarded but many classes outside this discipline are not very challenging. Overall, I would not recommend Rider as anything more than a safety school which is an opinion shared by many others."
Krystle Edwards
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2009
"The best experience and investment, was going to Rider University. I was a bit nervous and unsure as to how I would succeed, but I am so glad I stuck it out, it opened up so many doors of opportunity and network and it pushed me to want to do better."
Alexa Bolognese
  • Reviewed: 5/3/2016
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Rider university has a great NASP accredited school psychology program. It is three years and covers a wide spread of information relevant to the field. I wish the content covered more counseling techniques and crisis management, however the education I received at Rider definitely prepared me to work in the field with confidence."
Margaux Wisniewski
  • Reviewed: 4/29/2016
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2009
"When I decided to go back to school, it had been years. I had attended previous colleges with 110 credits. Not only was Rider the only college willing to transfer 90 of my credits, they personally cared. Understanding our finances, they showed me various scholarships to which I was eligible. The staff and professors were both welcoming and knowledgeable. I was much more than a number. It wasn't only me who was treated this way. They treat everyone this way. I have recently gone back to Rider for my Masters. In my eyes, there was no other college worth applying to because my experience here is that fantastic. Now, my oldest son is in the process of applying to Rider, and I hope my other children follow in my footsteps. Rider cares and the quality of education I received and am receiving is excellent."
Tiffanie Rosati
  • Reviewed: 4/29/2016
  • Degree: School Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"My program had been amazing thus far. The people and professors are so dedicated to helping their students reach their goals I couldn't have found a better school. They are constantly working toward helping you better your education and skills both in and out of the classroom."