Rowan University

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Located in Glassboro, New Jersey, Rowan University (RU) is a public
university founded in 1923. Since its inception as the Glassboro Normal
School, the university has had several names, the longest running being
Glassboro State College. The school's name officially changed in 1997
from Rowan College of New Jersey to its current incarnation after the
New Jersey Commission on Higher Education approved the school for
university status. The name was chosen in honor of a donation by Henry
and Betty Rowan, who donated $100 million to the school in 1992. The
school also has a satellite campus nearby in Camden, New Jersey.

Admissions Information

Admission applications to Rowan University require a non-refundable
application fee of $65, and the application process can be completed
through either the Common App online or through printable application
forms. The deadline for spring semesters is currently December 1 for
first year students and November 15 for transfer students. The deadline
for the fall semesters is March 1 for both transfer and first year

Admissions Contact Information
Savitz Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028
(856) 256-4200
(877) 787-6926
Fax: (856) 256-4430

College Majors

RU's different colleges boast a collection of 89 distinct majors
offered to undergraduate students. They also offer graduate degrees
with 31 different master level subjects and 2 doctoral level programs.
The school reorganized the educational schools in 2012.

Graduate Programs

In addition to the 31 masters level programs offered by Rowan
University, the two newest doctorate programs offered make RU one of
only two universities nationwide to contain two medical schools, one
with a degree in Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and the other with a degree
in Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.). These two medical schools
were acquired in 2012 with a partnership to create the Cooper Medical
School and the acquisition of the Rowan University School of
Osteopathic Medicine from UMDNJ School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Departments, Colleges, and Schools

There are ten distinct schools within Rowan University with individual programs. The schools are:

Rohrer College of Business
School of Biomedical Sciences
College of Communication & Creative Arts
College of Education
College of Engineering
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
College of Performing Arts
College of Science and Mathematics
College of Graduate & Continuing Education
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences


U.S. News has ranked Rowan University in several different categories.
In the U.S. News Best Colleges Rankings, RU holds 19th place in
regional universities (north) and is ranked even higher in the top
public schools (north) with a 3rd place slot. It also holds U.S. News'
Best Colleges for Veterans number 2 slot. In the category of Best
Undergraduate Engineering Programs (at schools not offering a
doctorate) it placed 16th out of almost 200 schools.


The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has awarded Rowan
University full accreditation. An accreditation periodic review report
will be completed in 2014. The various other schools within Rowan
University have also received accreditation from various institutions.
Several of the varsity sports teams have been national contenders in
their division in recent years, including a perfect season and national
championship for the women's field hockey team in 2002.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Rowan University accepts financial aid from a number of different
sources at both the federal and state level. Any financial aid provided
by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is included,
and the applicant will be automatically applied for several university
level financial aid after FAFSA is completed. The deadline for
financial aid applications is March 15, although the deadline is
September 15 if applying for the spring semester only. The New Jersey
State Programs have three deadlines: June 1 for those wishing to renew
their financial aid, October 1 for those participating in the program
for the first time, and February 15 for those only wishing to apply for
the spring semester.


The name of the various athletic teams at RU is the Rowan Profs (short
for Professors). Whoo RU the owl is the current mascot for the
university. The varsity teams compete in the NCAA Division III and play
in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC). The women's varsity
sports comprise over half of the varsity sports in the university, at
nine total teams. The men's teams comprise the other seven, giving the
university a total of sixteen varsity sports. In addition to the
varsity sports there are also more than ten club sports that go on at
the university.


Rowan University has a variety of on campus housing options from which
to choose. Any student of the institution who is unmarried, an
undergraduate, less than 21 years of age, a full-time student, and not
living with their legal guardian must stay on campus in one of the
University resident facilities until they have completed 58 academic
credits. The university currently has eight separate residence halls
with six of those halls being designated as freshman residence halls.
The freshmen residence halls have programs specifically designed to
make sure that incoming freshman have an excellent first year
experience and can quickly and comfortable make the adjustment to
college life.

In addition to the residence halls on campus housing, there are also
five separate apartment complexes. Each complex has a number of
different programs for the residents and is fully staffed. These
apartments also qualify for the on campus housing requirements for
students under the 58 credit housing restriction.

General Information

Admission Office

Savitz Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Road

Glassboro, NJ 08028

(856) 256-4200

(877) 787-6926

Fax: (856) 256-4430

Contact: Albert Betts

Director of Admissions
Main Address

201 Mullica Hill Road

Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701

(856) 256-4000

Total undergrads: 9,037

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,334

Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,910

Graduate enrollment: 1,234


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 57%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 83%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Jazz Studies B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music Theory/Composition B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
Management Information Systems B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Journalism B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Art Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B


Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Developmental/Child Psychology B
Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the
accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to
change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions

Rowan University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (856) 256-4000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 19,618
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 69%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 12,924 (66% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $14,000
Out-of-state Tuition: $22,832
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 86%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $9,952

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Rowan University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Rowan University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 11
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 541
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 82
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 241
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 23
Construction Trades 1
Education 2481
Engineering 511
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 121
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 42
Health Professions and Related Programs 166
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mathematics and Statistics 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 121
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 11
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 113
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 5
Visual and Performing Arts 73
Grand total 1669373

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Rowan University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $14,000
Out-of-state $22,832
Books and supplies $1,850

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $15,787
Out-of-state $15,787

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 2,314 86%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,727 65% $9,952
Student loan aid 1,675 63% $9,438

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 8,216 51% $9,216
Federal student loans 9,013 56% $6,965

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Rowan University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Rowan University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 14,694 7,394 7,300
Percent admitted 100% 75% 74%
Percent admitted who enrolled 18% 21% 16%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Rowan University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 19,618
Undergraduate enrollment 16,011
Graduate enrollment 3,607

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Rowan University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
  • American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
    • Osteopathic Medicine (OSTEO) - Programs leading to the D.O. degree
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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