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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?

3,684 Undergraduate Awards
$38,770 Avg Cost After Aid
69% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#148 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#177 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Rowan.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best English Literature (Other) Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Geography & Cartography Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Best Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#61 Best Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#68 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#72 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Rowan has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#23 Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual
#38 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific College Factual
#42 Best Colleges for Liberal Arts General Studies College Factual
#42 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#48 Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#56 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections College Factual

Where Is Rowan University?

Location of Rowan University

Contact details for Rowan are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028
Phone: 856-256-4000
Website: https://www.rowan.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RowanUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RowanUniversity

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

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Rowan?

69% Acceptance Rate
48% Of Accepted Are Women
91% Submit SAT Scores
Rowan has an acceptance rate of 69%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Rowan University  ( 540 to 630 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Rowan University  ( 510 to 630 )
200
800
Rowan received ACT scores from 17% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 28. Math scores were between 22 and 28. Composite scores were between 22 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Rowan University  ( 21 to 28 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Rowan University  ( 22 to 28 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Rowan University  ( 22 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford Rowan University?

$38,770 Net Price
61% Take Out Loans
5.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Rowan is $38,770. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

14,055 Full-Time Undergraduates
45% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 16,011 undergraduate students at Rowan, with 14,055 being full-time and 1,956 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Rowan

There are also 3,607 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 14,055 full-time undergraduates at Rowan, 55% are male and 45% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Rowan

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Rowan University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Rowan Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 803
Black or African American 1,374
Hispanic or Latino 1,617
White 9,457
International Students 128
Other Races/Ethnicities 676

Geographic Diversity

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

1,524 Took All Classes Online
6,212 Took At Least One Class Online
14.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 7 master’s degree programs available online at Rowan. In 2017-2018, 6,212 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Rowan has changed over the last few years.

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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%
Construction Trades 25%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 5%
General Psychology 6%
Health Professions 2%
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
Music #10
General Engineering #13
Health Sciences & Services #21
Engineering-Related Fields #23
Visual & Performing Arts #36
Engineering #45
Engineering Technologies #48
General Psychology #63
Special Education #69
Teacher Education Subject Specific #79
Psychology #89
Teacher Education Grade Specific #109
Educational Administration #109
Criminal Justice & Corrections #159
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #161
Liberal Arts General Studies #161
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #176
Nursing #222
Education #279
Business Administration & Management #337
Health Professions #367
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.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 322 0 45 0 367
General Psychology 337 0 0 0 337
General Biology 228 0 38 0 266
Teacher Education Subject Specific 224 0 28 0 252
Criminal Justice & Corrections 218 0 12 0 230
Public Relations & Advertising 178 0 7 0 185
Liberal Arts General Studies 158 0 0 0 158
Osteopathic Medicine 0 0 0 156 156
Finance & Financial Management 151 0 0 0 151
Accounting 146 0 0 0 146
Audiovisual Communications 124 0 0 0 124
Computer Information Systems 121 0 0 0 121
History 95 0 6 0 101
Health Sciences & Services 76 0 21 0 97
Nursing 45 0 43 0 88
Educational Administration 0 0 65 22 87
Mechanical Engineering 80 0 0 0 80
Communication & Media Studies 76 0 0 0 76
Civil Engineering 76 0 0 0 76
Medicine 0 0 0 75 75
Computer Programming 70 0 0 0 70
General English Literature 68 0 0 0 68
Music 59 0 8 0 67
Fine & Studio Arts 61 0 0 0 61
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 58 0 0 0 58
Electrical Engineering 57 0 0 0 57
Mathematics 49 0 6 0 55
English Literature (Other) 34 0 18 0 52
Human Resource Management 51 0 0 0 51
Chemical Engineering 51 0 0 0 51
Sociology 48 0 0 0 48
Geography & Cartography 43 0 0 0 43
Physics 38 0 0 0 38
Political Science & Government 38 0 0 0 38
Special Education 0 0 36 0 36
Biomedical Engineering 35 0 0 0 35
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 27 8 0 35
Drama & Theater Arts 34 0 1 0 35
Journalism 29 0 0 0 29
Chemistry 29 0 0 0 29
General Engineering 0 0 27 1 28
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 26 0 26
Student Counseling 0 0 25 0 25
Behavioral Science 17 0 8 0 25
Computer Science 0 0 21 0 21
Natural Resources Conservation 19 0 0 0 19
General Education 0 0 17 0 17
International Studies 17 0 0 0 17
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 16 0 16
Economics 16 0 0 0 16
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 14 0 14
Other Philosophy & Religious Studies 14 0 0 0 14
Homeland Security 14 0 0 0 14
Building Management & Inspection 12 0 0 0 12
Entrepreneurial Studies 11 0 0 0 11
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 11 0 11
Romance Languages 10 0 0 0 10
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 10 0 0 0 10
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 5 0 3 0 8
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 6 0 0 0 6
Other Health Professions 6 0 0 0 6
Human Services 5 0 0 0 5
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 4 4
Area Studies 4 0 0 0 4
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 4 0 0 0 4
Arts & Media Management 0 0 4 0 4
Dance 4 0 0 0 4
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 3 0 3
Allied Health Professions 2 0 0 0 2
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 1 0 1
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 1 0 1
Medical Illustration & Informatics 1 0 0 0 1
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 0 0 0
Marketing 0 0 0 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 0
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 0
East Asian Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Public Health 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0 0
Philosophy 0 0 0 0 0
General Physical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 3,684 27 519 258 4,488

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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