Students Say

Rowan University, a medium-sized public university in "south Jersey," "has an excellent engineering program," an arts program that "is spectacular," and professors with "amazing insight and advice for all the students." Additionally, it is among the "top schools in the state of New Jersey for a degree in education." According to one student, "I would attribute a lot of my success to the many professors who went the extra mile…by providing an environment where [we all] felt comfortable to speak and share our thoughts." In some instances, "the class sizes are small and the teachers are well rounded in their subjects," while in other cases the "classroom sizes of 30+ students makes [for] less p

Overview

Applicants
10,074
Acceptance Rate
66%
Average HS GPA
3.46

GPA Breakdown

32%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
490 - 590
SAT Math
520 - 630
ACT Composite
-

Deadlines


Regular
March 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record

Overall

Students Say

Rowan University, a medium-sized public university in "south Jersey," "has an excellent engineering program," an arts program that "is spectacular," and professors with "amazing insight and advice for all the students." Additionally, it is among the "top schools in the state of New Jersey for a degree in education." According to one student, "I would attribute a lot of my success to the many professors who went the extra mile…by providing an environment where [we all] felt comfortable to speak and share our thoughts." In some instances, "the class sizes are small and the teachers are well rounded in their subjects," while in other cases the "classroom sizes of 30+ students makes [for] less personal interaction between student [and] professor, which is a negative." Class size and student-teacher ratio aside, "most of the professors…are willing to work with students who are having problems," and many students cite the ease with which they can "meet with an adviser to pick classes." In particular, "the biology department here is taking a new approach to teaching," and as one student puts it, the "class is less lecture and more discussion. I am able to grasp, adapt, and analyze concepts much faster by learning this way."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
1,312
with Terminal Degree
439

699
Men
613
Women
242
Minority
88
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
64%
Graduate in 5 years
96%
Graduate in 6 years
66%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral Other
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Betty Bowe Castor '63
Retired President of Univ of S Fl, 1st woman elected to serve on Fl cabinet

John 'Jack" Collins '64, M'67
Former Speaker of the House, State of NJ

Adam Chazen '08
Visual effects coordinator for "Game of Thrones", "Iron Man 2", "The A-Team

Ric Edelman '80
Ntl recognized financial Advisor, NY Times Best selling author 6 books

Sue Kroll '83
President, Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Pictures

Lawrence J. Salva '77
Senior VP, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller Comcast Corporation.

Shaun Thompson "Shaun T." '01
Creator of the "Insanity" series of fitness programs

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
70
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 16

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,191

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,551

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,325

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$31,759

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
72%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$9,868

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$9,076
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$17,030
Required Fees
$3,540
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,200
Transportation for Commuters
$1,200

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

Rowan University boasts a "close-knit, proud, and exciting student body." Most students are from "north or south Jersey…every student brings something different to the table, different background, different experiences, different outlook on life." They "tend to be laid back and just eager to get everything they can out of the college experience." "Rowan University may be just a mid-size school on the fringe of suburban south Jersey, but the lack of things to do on the weekend has absolutely no correlation with the quality of the faculty and staff." Prospective students from throughout the state and the surrounding area can expect "one of the best state schools in New Jersey. Rowan is "relatively affordable" and for many, "not too far away from home." The Inside Word: Rowan University is a reputable and desirable public school for many living in New Jersey—particularly south Jersey—and the surrounding areas. Because of the relative remoteness of Glassboro and its lack of nightlife, Rowan and its administration strive to provide strong on-campus activities for its students, often with great success.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
12,022
Out of State
5%

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
44

Demographics

5.86%
Asian
9.17%
African-American
9.34%
Hispanic
69.63%
Caucasian
2.85%
Unknown

47% female
53% male
5% are out of state
87% are full time
13% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Among the Rowan University's greatest strengths is its "ability to keep the student body engaged with various activities." "A lot of people play intramural sports for fun," and there is a "great amount of extracurricular activities such as Greek life and other organizations." A popular highlight among students is Rowan After Hours, or "RAH, as it is called, which is every Thursday through Saturday [night] and features live performances, game shows, arts and crafts," "movies, bull riding, and many other activities. This is one example of something fun Rowan offers" its students. Worth noting is that for students not living on campus, "life at school is hard when you commute. Some teachers try to accommodate this," but according to one student who commutes, "I am still able to do other activities because there multiple times offered, and it allows me to fit into the school." "Most people here on campus usually try to do a variety of things, whether it be attending a campus organized event at night or going to the gym or catching a meal with friends." Some students have recently called for "better food service facilities" and "more food choices," particularly for vegetarians." But in nearby Glassboro, "food off campus includes various fast foods, pizzerias, and a Subway."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
36%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
64
First-Year Students living on campus
81%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
91

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
75
Number of Honor Societies
10

Number of Social Sororities
10
Number of Religious Organizations
7

5% join a fraternity
4% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

20% participate in intramural sports
5% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Profs)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Soccer
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Profs)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups: www.rowan.edu/clubs/sga

Minority Support Groups: www.rowan.edu/clubs/sga

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Princeton University

Sustainability

Green Rating
65

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
44

Average Number of PC's per Lab
35

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Lenovo; Apple; HP

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Front Desk-Office of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
201 Mullica Hill
Glassboro, NJ 08028

Phone
856-256-4200

Email
admissions@rowan.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Recreation Center
Student Center
Campbell Library
Savitz Hall (Student Services Building)
Rowan Boulevard
Barnes & Noble

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Deptford Mall
Philadelphia
Atlantic City
Adventure Aquarium
Cherry Hill Mall
Additional Highlights: King of Prussia, Cape May, Wildwood, Poconos, and New York City.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
www.rowanathletics.com

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
contact academic department

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
International air and train service is available in Philadelphia, which is 18 miles northwest of Glassboro. Schedules for public transportation can be obtained at the Rowan University Information Desk in the Student Center. NJ Transit buses travel from Glassboro, North to Philadelphia and South to Vineland/Millville.

Driving Instructions to Campus
42/76 to Route 55 South. Exit 50a/Route 322 East 2 miles to campus

Local Accommodations
Marriott on Rowan Boulevard (On Campus) 856-881-0048; Inn on Holly (3 miles) 856-582-2251; Best Western (6.5 miles)856-340-7700; 8 miles east of campus is the Park Inn International-Williamstown (856-262-8400); 10 miles north of campus Fairfield Inn-Deptford (856-686-9050); Residence Inn-Deptford (856-686-9188); Best Western-Thorofare (856-848-4111); Days Inn-Brooklawn ( 856-456-6688); The Founders Inn (856-881-1110).
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Key Stats

10,074
Applicants
12,022
Size
66%
Acceptance Rate
1120
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