Glassboro, New Jersey
With a mission to be inclusive, agile, and responsive, Rowan University is always growing alongside every generation of students. Its nearly 15,000 undergrads are inspired every day within Rowan’s 90+ cutting-edge bachelor’s degree programs.
Get to know Rowan University
- Campus Ministries
- Choral groups
- Concert band
- International Student Organization
- Jazz band
- Literary magazine
- Marching band
- Model UN
- Music ensembles
- Musical theatre
- Pep band
- Radio station
- Student government
- Student newspaper
- Student-run film society
- Symphony orchestra
- Television station
- First-Year Seminars and Experiences
- Learning Communities
- Writing-Intensive Courses
- Collaborative Assignments and Projects
- Undergraduate Research
- Diversity/Global Learning
- Service-Learning, Community-Based Learning
- Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience
- Career Services
- Writing Center
- Academic Advisors
- Library Services
- Faculty Mentors
- Disability Services
- Multicultural Engagement Center
- Health Services
- Academic Tutors
- Financial Aid Advisors
- Student Success Initiative
- Veteran Services
- Peer Mentors
- Gender & Sexuality Center
Rowan has many opportunities for students to work in research labs with faculty as well as to receive faculty support for independent research. Undergraduates participating in research often have the opportunity to collaborate on faculty publications as well as to present their independent research at Rowan’s research conferences. University funds and research grant awards are also available to help students travel to other conferences around the country.
Many students have paid or volunteer positions in the science and engineering research labs, giving them the chance to experience advanced instrumentation and data analysis. Rowan also offers a paid Summer Undergraduate Research Program that includes professional development seminars and culminates in a research poster session. Faculty research is funded by industry partners and organizations, such as the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, the NASA New Jersey Space Grant Research Cluster Program, and the New Jersey Health Foundation.
Rowan offers faculty-led study abroad programs, student-exchange programs, and programs through third-party providers. The University prioritizes creating affordable, diverse, and high-quality study abroad programs for those who want to participate.
Some student-exchange partnerships come with tuition-waivers, housing scholarships, etc. Rowan University also has a Study Abroad Scholarship program to support Rowan students and to ensure programs are affordable and diverse.
There are around 10 short-term, faculty-led trips to overseas destinations every year. These trips are also partially funded by Rowan University to make them more affordable.
The number of sections of each class size.
2-9: 360 | 10-19: 925 | 20-29: 935
30-39: 405 | 40-49: 6 | 50-99: 3 | 100+: 2
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Non-U.S. Citizen: 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 10%
White, non-Hispanic: 65%
Native/Indigenous American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 1%
FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE
New students are well supported during their transition to Rowan. With the help of a New Student Orientation, a detailed and personalized New Student Checklist, and many exciting activities during Welcome Week, Rowan freshmen are primed for success.
Rowan has multiple first-year seminar offerings, all designed to support a successful transition to college as well as introduce students to the format and depth of college-level courses. Among the three main types of first-year seminars are:
- Ones embedded within special sections of standard academic courses, such as special sections of ‘Sociology of the Family’ or ‘Experiencing Acting.’
- Courses developed for students in a particular academic program, such as the ‘First-Year Engineering Clinic’ or ‘How to Succeed in Business.’
- ‘Rowan 101: College Success,’ which is essentially an extended orientation with faculty support.
The first-year seminars are capped at a small number of students, giving freshmen a ‘home base’ and the opportunity to connect with their professors and classmates early on in their college career.
SPECIAL STUDY OPTIONS
Programs available at this institution.
Cooperative education program
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Liberal arts/career combination
Teacher certification program
Living-Learning Communities, commonly referred to as LLCs, are communities developed to enhance students’ residential experience. Named a high-impact practice by the Association of American Colleges & Universities, LLCs transcend the learning experience in the classroom to a learning experience in the residential community. They are created to bring students together with shared interests, passions, and academic goals with a group of students in a shared living space.
Living in an LLC enables students to study together, share textbooks, join similar clubs and organizations, and share their passions and dreams—all while benefiting from not just the social connection but also a direct connection with a campus liaison, whether that be a professor, staff member, or specifically selected Resident Assistant!
Rowan University has 16 Living-Learning Communities open to incoming first-year students. While some require students to be a part of a program or a major, many are open to anyone who may share an interest or just want to try something new and different.
EQUITY & INCLUSION
Rowan University supports students of minoritized identities by collaborating with students in the following networks on campus:
- Student Title IX Summit: In 2016, Redefining Title IX became the first known student-led, university-sanctioned conference on Title IX in the U.S. The summit is hosted annually by Rowan University students dedicated to bringing the student experience to the forefront regarding Title IX concerns.
- Office of Student Equity and Compliance (OSEC) Student Advisory Council: Student leaders on the OSEC Student Advisory Council advise OSEC and the campus community on creating a campus free from discrimination, harassment, and all other forms of gender-based violence.
- The Queer Collective: The Queer Collective at SJICR is a space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community offered by the LGBTQIA+ Center and Counseling and Psychological Services. This space allows LGBTQIA+ students and allies to build community, lend support, and create connections.
- I Am Asian: I Am Asian is hosted by the Wellness Center and is aimed at fostering support for Asian-identified Rowan students. The group meets weekly to discuss identity, stigma, self-esteem, expectations, purpose, traditional versus modern culture, perfectionism, pride, love, and gratitude.
- Rowan Thrive: Rowan Thrive is the community’s commitment to helping each person cultivate well-being. Rowan Thrive is a toolkit for developing a mindset, actions, and behaviors that help faculty, staff, and students build a life of purpose, resilience, and engagement.
- U Good F.A.M.: U Good F.A.M. is a network of Rowan University faculty and staff that fosters and advances the mental health and emotional well-being among self-identified Students of Color at Rowan University. Through this network, Students of Color can engage in monthly U Good F.A.M. dialogues while having mental health liaisons for ongoing guidance, support, and referrals to the Wellness Center.
NCAA Division III
Men’s: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field.
Women’s: Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field, Volleyball
Percent of students living on campus.
First-time, first-year (freshman) students: 70%
Campus housing options.
Apartments for single students
Special housing for international students
Rowan has a robust Office of Career Advancement with teams that address Career Counseling & Readiness, Experiential Education, and Employer Relations. Numerous career fairs, career workshops embedded into class sessions, and special events with visiting employers are available to all students. In addition, numerous credit-bearing courses provide a structured approach to ensuring students are well-equipped to make decisions regarding and successfully transition to their careers.
SUPPORT FOR FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS
Rowan University’s First-Generation Support Program, Flying First, aims to provide tools and opportunities for students to have a successful personal, professional, academic, and social college experience. The program aims to help first-generation college students feel engaged and appreciated by the broader Rowan University community as a means of improving persistence and personal growth.
Established in 2017, Flying First has offered 5 campus-wide First Generation Symposiums. The most recent symposium brought over 350 attendees together from across the country to examine the theme of ‘Reimagining Our Success: The Reshaping of First-Gen Futures.’ As a NASPA First-Gen Forward university, Rowan continues to support first-generation students and their families. In Fall 2022, Rowan University inducted its first members into the new first-generation college honor society, Alpha Alpha Alpha.
25th Percentile: 1070 | 75th Percentile: 1280
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 540 | 75th Percentile: 640
25th Percentile: 530 | 75th Percentile: 640
25th Percentile: 23 | 75th Percentile: 30
25th Percentile: 21 | 75th Percentile: 29
25th Percentile: 21 | 75th Percentile: 31
Tuition & Cost
Tuition (in-state): $10,303
Tuition (out-of-state): $19,335