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School Spotlight: Rider University

Rider University
Elyse Krantz

Written by Elyse Krantzon November 25th, 2019

I became interested in the college admissions process after serving as a student tour guide in the admissions office of my alma mater. After graduating, I accepted an admissions counseling position at Bennington College in Vermont where I evaluated applications and reviewed art portfolios from students across the country. Three years later, after pursuing my master's degree in New York City, I joined the admissions staff at Barnard College where I served as a senior admissions officer. At Barnard, I directed Long Island and Boston recruitment in addition to managing the College's alumnae interview program, coordinating admissions statistics, and editing various college publications. Having also served as an alumni interviewer for Dartmouth College and visited over 75 colleges, I feel especially well-equipped to help students prepare for admission interviews and campus tours.
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There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school! School Spotlight: Rider University Lawrenceville, NJ What began over 150 years ago as a private business college for just 50 students has emerged as a comprehensive university for 4,100 with outstanding opportunities in athletics, music, and elementary education. The Rider Broncs compete in 20 DI sports, with special strengths in wrestling and swimming. The College of Business even offers a co-major in sport management that features one-of-a-kind internships (with the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Flyers) for students seeking hands-on experiences. In 1992, Rider merged with the Westminster Choir College, one of the preeminent music schools in the country. Located on Rider’s Princeton, NJ campus, the Westminster Choir College enrolls 320 undergraduates in audition-only programs such as music education and vocal performance. What else is there to study at Rider? How about cybersecurity, exercise science, or public relations (in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) or game design or musical theatre (in the School of Fine and Performing Arts)? Good to know: The College of Business, that was recently renamed after Rider alumnus Norm Brodsky, offers accelerated business management programs that lead to a bachelor's degree in as little as three years, or an MBA or MAcc (Master of Accountancy) in four! Image Credit: Top, Courtesy of Rider University   Getting the Most out of a College Visit


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