- Class: Junior
- Major: Business
- Gender: F
- High School:
- Transfer Student: N
I love the size of Rider. It is big enough that I am always meeting new people, yet small enough that I never feel like I'm roaming the campus alone. I always bump into people I know wherever I go. Furthermore, since the classes are small, every teacher knows my name, and I get individualized attention because of it. I also love how the campus is mostly student-run. All the programs and events that go on, are put on the by the students. This is truly a campus for the students, by the students. There are over 100 different clubs and organizations on campus, and if we're missing one that a student would like to have on campus, they are more than welcome to start the club on their own. The people are so friendly and the whole campus has a comfortable atmosphere. If someone is looking for a campus where you can walk outside and see people tossing a football, or tanning when the weather is nice, then this is the school to go to. If I had to change one thing about Rider, though, it would be to have the admissions office a accept fewer people from NJ and more people from out of state. 70% of the students at Rider are from NJ and therefore the students tend to go home, even for just a day. If there were more students from out of state, then there would be fewer people going home on the weekends. When it comes to Basketball at Rider, it is one of the biggest sports we have. The Bball games are AMAZING and so much fun, especially when they are televised!
I am part of the Business Honors program at Rider and I love it. I have my core business classes with the same students and we have all learned to work great together. I never worry about not knowing who I can ask for help and the professors know how to challenge us. Overall, though, the classes at Rider are pretty good. Class participation and hands-on learning is big. Every classroom and building has wireless internet access and every class has big projectors. As for how often students study, every student is different. Some students study very often, and some don't. When it comes to finding a job after school, Rider rpovides plenty of help. Students here are not very competitive, and are more concerned with their own personal successes rather than competing with the successes of others.
Rider happens to be a very accpeting school. There are few to none situations in which discrimination is a problem. A majority of the students, however, are white. Most students are probably from upper-middle class families, with a portion of the students from lower class families who recieve a lot of financial aid from the university. Approximately 80% of students recieve some form of financial aid. There are many different types of studetns at Rider. You can see students wearing high heels to class to sweatpants. If it is an 8 am class, though, the majority of students are probably wearing their sweatpants. There are so many different types of students at Rider, it is hard to generalize about "Rider Students". I would say, though, that most are carrier oriented and are working for the goal of obtaining a job. it is always in the back of every student's mind. When it comes to being politically active, I would say that students are kept aware of what's going on, but you would probably never see a political protest on Rider's campus. I think the students are either too busy with clubs, sports, academics, and social lives to have a political rally, or they just don't care enough. However, students do have the time for funraising. It is never a challenge to find a community service or fund raising event to get involved with on Rider's campus. One of the most popular is the Thanksgiving baskets that get donated to the needy families in Trenton each year.