Rowan University Overview
Rowan University is a public institution situated in Glassboro, New Jersey. Glassboro is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.
What Is Rowan University Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Rowan.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 49% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Rowan makes roughly $50,000 a year. This is 23% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
Rowan University Rankings
Rowan landed the #431 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. Rowan also holds the #11 spot on the Best Colleges in New Jersey ranking.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Rowan has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Rowan.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Rowan has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Rowan University?
Contact details for Rowan are given below.
|Address:||201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028|
How Do I Get Into Rowan?
You can apply to Rowan online at: https://admissions.rowan.edu/admissions_application/index.html
Admission Requirements for Rowan
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Rowan?
Approximately 52% of accepted students are men and 48% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 72%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.
Average Test Scores
About 91% of students accepted to Rowan submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 630. Math scores were between 510 and 630.
Can I Afford Rowan University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Rowan, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $6,586 a year. That adds up to $26,344 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Rowan is 5.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Rowan University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 3,607 graduate students at the school.
Of the 14,055 full-time undergraduates at Rowan, 55% are male and 45% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Rowan University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,374|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,617|
New Jersey students aren't the only ones who study at Rowan University. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 51 countries are represented at Rowan. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Bangladesh.
Online Learning at Rowan University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Rowan has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 13th most popular in New Jersey for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Rowan
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Rowan University was 14.3%. This is the #1,102 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Rowan regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Rowan majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Building Management & Inspection||25%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||2%|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||5%|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||8%|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||31%|
|Visual & Performing Arts||11%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Rowan ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Rowan.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Drama & Theater Arts||#5|
|Health Sciences & Services||#21|
|Visual & Performing Arts||#36|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#79|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#109|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#159|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#161|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#161|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#176|
|Business Administration & Management||#337|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#419|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Rowan University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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