Graduation with Honors

Graduation with distinction (sometimes referred to as Latin honors) depends upon the achievement of exceptionally high scholastic averages and completion of all requirements. This distinction is reflected by the awarding of degrees cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude. All grade point averages are computed on work completed at Rider University only.

For Lawrenceville-based degrees, graduation with distinction is awarded on the following basis:

            Summa Cum Laude – averages between 3.75 and 4.00

            Magna Cum Laude – averages between 3.50 and 3.74

            Cum Laude – averages between 3.25 and 3.49

For Princeton-based degrees, graduation with distinction is awarded on the following basis:

            Summa Cum Laude - averages between 3.80 and 4.00

            Magna Cum Laude - averages between 3.60 and 3.79

            Cum Laude - averages between 3.40 and 3.59