Rider University is a private, coeducational and nonsectarian university located chiefly in Lawrenceville, in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. It consists of five academic units: the College of Business Administration, the College of Liberal Arts, Education and Sciences, the College of Continuing Studies, and the Westminster College of the Arts. In addition to regional accreditation, the undergraduate and graduate programs in business are accredited by AACSB, and the professional education graduate programs are accredited by NCATE. Rider University is considered selective. It was ranked in the 2012 US News & World Report America's Best Colleges guide at number 21 in the Regional Universities North category. Rider University is also listed in the Princeton Review The Best 376 Colleges 2013 edition, where it is also ranked #15 Least Beautiful Campus, and #17 Least Happy Students. There are 5,982 undergraduate and graduate students attending.
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