Founded in 1865 as Trenton Business College, the institution was established to train leaders in the booming, industrialized post-Civil War economy. Today, while Rider still produces some of today’s leading executives, it has also evolved into a diverse, comprehensive university with vibrant and expansive programs in the arts, sciences and education.
71 undergraduate and 28 graduate degree programs in business administration, education, liberal arts, sciences, music, fine and performing arts, counseling, human services and leadership; and 27 undergraduate and graduate certifications.
The Psychology Department encourages students to become involved in research projects. Research programs span all major areas in the curriculum. Many of the projects have been funded by outside sources including the Federal Government and State of New Jersey. A significant level of funding is provided by Rider itself in recognition of the Department's proven track-record of integrating undergraduates into faculty research programs.
Starting in your first year, Rider asks you to begin thinking about and preparing for your future — from résumé building and job search workshops to leadership programs and professional portfolios.
The main focus of the Campus Life staff is to connect you to the Rider community and ensure that you build links to our university and create memories here that will last for a lifetime!
The Residence Life program is dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable, and educational living community where academic success and personal growth are encouraged.
Moore Library is home to more than 451,000 print volumes, 661,000 microforms, access to more than 51,000 periodical titles in a mix of print and electronic formats, and a wide variety of electronic research tools.
Rider University Student Health Services serves the health care needs of all full-time undergraduate resident and commuter students, regardless of insurance choice. Health services are also provided to full-time graduate students who have purchased health insurance through Rider University. The university maintains clinics on both campuses.
As a campus resident, you can take full advantage of Rider’s library, study areas, exercise and sports facilities, and dining halls. You will be encouraged to participate in Rider’s 150 student clubs and organizations, intramural sports, and on-campus events — from concerts, musicals and plays to art shows and guest lectures by leading business executives, artists, authors, politicians and educators.
Have fun while improving your skills through instruction, practice, and competition. Because clubs are student-managed and organized, you'll have the opportunity to participate in the sports you love while learning leadership skills you'll always value. At Rider, commitment, competition, and fun are all part of the game. You must be an enrolled full-time undergraduate student at Rider University to participate.
Rider is unique—the time you spend here is unlike any other time in your life. It gleams with excitement and pulses with energy. It’s about becoming the person you dreamed you could be. It’s about gathering skills that will serve you long after you leave. It’s your life waiting to be lived.
Rider is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and holds specialized accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP), and the National Accreditation of School Psychologists (NASP). Rider is also on the approved list of the American Association of University Women and the American Chemical Society.