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| I was in the Graduate Level Teacher Preparation program and therefore paid graduate student prices for classes that were really just undergraduate level. Ouch. |
I had mostly adjunct faculty for the program when, at these prices, really should have had fully qualified professors. One professor was waiting to be approved for medical leave and later arrested for online sex sting! Needless to say he had little motivation while in class. The poor replacement did a fine job but was unprepared to take over the class. All this at a cost of $1500 per student.
Lastly, the instructors continuously told us career changers that schools would be eager to higher us because we have 'life experience' and are 'older'. Simply, not true and not proven as far as I can tell. The staff was always friendly but my experience at Rider and subsequent job prospects (depite my excellent grades) has not been worth the nearly $13,500 I spent for the five classes and student teaching experience.
|Dec 02 2011|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2010 |
| Rider University is like a high school- size-wise and the students who go there are extremely immature. I went to Rider only because I received free tuition. Rider absolutely did nothing to prepare me for a job after school, even after graduating a year early and graduating with honors. The graphic design program is terrible- if you major in graphic design, definitely consider going to an art school.|
Over my three years at Rider, I've had problems with nearly everything I did. Registering for classes to graduate on time (my graduating early was a miracle) is nearly impossible because the classes fill up so quickly. The classes are easy and the academics are below a high school level. I've had problems with quite a few professors including one who retracted my letter of recommendation for grad school because I was unable to register for her class the following semester (they need a certain amount of students to get paid in full) and verbally assaulted me on a number of occasions. Needless to say, Rider has allowed her to continue teaching there, even after numerous complaints from students.
The dorms are AWFUL and TINY. My freshman dorm had a wasps nest in the wall and my sophomore/junior year, I lived with two other girls in a room meant for two. You also HAVE to buy the most expensive meal plan (NOBODY eats 99 meals a week) if you live on campus without a kitchen. Moving off campus for my final year was the best decision I could have made.
When it comes to a social life at Rider, Rider is indeed a "backpack" school. Students go to the local club, Katmandu (if you're 21+) on Thursdays and go home on the weekends. Rider is extremely "clique-y" and there is no diversity. An average Rider girl can be seen wearing sweats, Uggs and a Northface jacket with a Vera Bradley bag.If you go to Rider, be prepared for a high school atmosphere both in the classroom (put your cell phone away!) and outside, where wealthy, stupid students go to Rider because it accepts nearly everyone.
|Nov 01 2011|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |
| i am currently attending Rider University and living on campus. I enjoy all of my classes and like how it is close to my home, i am a student who goes home every weekend but that is because there is nothing to do here. if you think you are coming to Rider and are going to party you are wrong. There are few fraternities and they never throw parties (and if they do they are dry). All of the parties are off campus and thrown by the sports houses but only on weekends and everyone ends p with tickets so there is no point. i plan to commute the next semester because i am tired of sitting in my dorm bored.But besides the life for students i have no problems with this school, the professors are nice and all facilities are nice except most of the residence halls. |
|Oct 05 2011|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2015 |