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Rowan University

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  • Level

    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

    Not applicable

  • Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.


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  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Rowan University, since its founding in the year 1923 has evolved from a teacher preparation college to a bustling regional university that's ranked among the best public universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report. The university is one of just 56 institutions in the country with accredited programs in business, education, engineering, and medicine.

Rowan University is a public institution which is located in 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro New Jersey. The student population on campus is around 19465 enrolled for various programs on campus.

Their aim is to become a new model for higher education by being inclusive, agile, and responsive, offering diverse scholarly and creative educational experiences, pathways, environments, and services to meet the needs of all students; maintaining agility by strategically delivering organizational capacity across the institution, and responding to emerging demands and opportunities regionally and nationally.

Established in 1923, the institution was first known as Glassboro Normal School which is the institute's first constructed building, now this building is known as Bunce Hall. In 1937 the school changed its name to New Jersey State Teachers College at Glassboro.

The college gained a national reputation as a leader in the field of reading education and physical therapy when it opened a clinic for children with reading disabilities in 1935 and added physical therapy for the handicapped in 1944.

In the year 1958, the school's name was changed to Glassboro State College to better reflect its mission. From the modest normal school begun 97 years ago, Rowan University has now become an extraordinary comprehensive institution that has improved the quality of life for the citizens of New Jersey and the surrounding states.

Rowan University Accreditation

The institute has been Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The number of programs includes more than 80 bachelor's and 60 master's degree programs, four doctoral programs, and two professional programs.

Online Education at Rowan University

The online education is administered by the Division of Global Learning & Partnerships (Rowan Global). It attends the adult student community which consists of college graduates trying to pursue graduate or doctoral studies. It places the first emphasis on developing quality education accessible, comfortable, and cost-effective.

Rowan banner is another online resource provided exclusively for university students through which you will receive alerts securely from the university. It is provided securely with a unique username and password.

Location & Contact




201 Mullica Hill Road


Rowan University’s rankings by acknowledged firms are as follows:

It was ranked by US News recently in 2020 in the following categories

  • #166 in National Universities (tie),

  • #121 in Best Colleges for Veterans (tie),

  • #120 in Best Value Schools

On the Forbes list, it was ranked 

  • #361 in Top Colleges 2019, 

  • #123 In Public Colleges,

  • #160 In Research Universities, 

  • #141 In The Northeast, 

  • #220 America's Best Value Colleges 2019, 

  • #295 America's Best Midsize Employers 2019.


  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


  • SAT Range

    1008 - 1223



  • ACT Range

    20 - 27

  • High School GPA


  • Application Fee


  • Accept Common App


The institute offers both traditional on-campus arrangements as well as innovative online courses for students to provide convenient access to services and information related to distance and continuing education across campus.

The institute also accepts SAT and/or ACT scores as a criterion for enrolment. An applicant has to maintain the SAT Range or ACT Range of 1008-1223 or 20-27 which is given in detail further below. The regular admission deadline is on March 1.

Admission Process

  • Applicants must go to commonapp.org and add Rowan University to their “My Colleges” list.

  • Complete the Common Application, the Rowan University question set, and the Recommenders and FERPA section.

  • Invite their recommenders before submitting his/her application electronically.

  • Have their school counselor/teachers/professors submit all documents electronically.

  • Submit their application using their official name on all documents.

  • Review specific requirements if he/she is applying to an Art, Theatre/Dance, or Music program.

Rowan University Admissions Office

201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028

Phone - 856.256.4000

Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


  • Average Annual Cost


Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies


  • Other Fees


  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for Rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


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Total One Year Cost


All tuition rates and fees are subject to change without notice to individual students. The expenses at the university are pretty affordable and the university always works on making a student's education easy.

The average annual cost to attend RU is $9,858 while the net price is $21,535. Additionally, a candidate has to take care of the following expenses:

Books and Supplies - $1,600

Room and Board - $12,552

Other Fees - $3,839

Required budget for other expenses - $4,250


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Most Popular Majors:

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    333 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    266 Graduates

  • Business Administration, Management...

    246 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    196 Graduates

  • Criminal Justice and Corrections

    170 Graduates

  • Public Relations, Advertising, and...

    155 Graduates

  • Accounting and Related Services

    141 Graduates

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

    126 Graduates

  • Criminal Justice and Corrections

    170 Graduates

  • Public Relations, Advertising, and...

    155 Graduates

  • Accounting and Related Services

    141 Graduates

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

    126 Graduates

  • Computer and Information Sciences,...

    103 Graduates

  • Audiovisual Communications Technolo...

    91 Graduates

  • Finance and Financial Management Se...

    83 Graduates

  • History

    81 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    74 Graduates

  • Mechanical Engineering

    70 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    62 Graduates

  • Communication and Media Studies

    59 Graduates

  • Sociology

    58 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    55 Graduates

  • Chemical Engineering

    54 Graduates

  • Civil Engineering

    45 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature/Let...

    44 Graduates

  • Human Resources Management and Serv...

    44 Graduates

  • Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

    42 Graduates

  • Music

    41 Graduates

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

    32 Graduates

  • Journalism

    32 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    31 Graduates

  • Registered Nursing, Administration,...

    31 Graduates

  • Physics

    30 Graduates

  • Economics

    24 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    24 Graduates

  • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

    21 Graduates

  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

    20 Graduates

  • Geography and Cartography

    16 Graduates

  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

    14 Graduates

  • Behavioral Sciences

    13 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Conservation and...

    13 Graduates

  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

    7 Graduates

  • Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and...

    6 Graduates

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, O...

    6 Graduates

  • International/Global Studies

    5 Graduates

  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

    5 Graduates

  • Computer Programming

    4 Graduates

  • Dance

    4 Graduates

  • City/Urban, Community and Regional...

    3 Graduates

  • Physical Sciences

    2 Graduates

  • East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

    1 Graduates

  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

    1 Graduates

  • Homeland Security

    1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.


Full-time / Part-time

87% / 13%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


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In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$76,693 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,480/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors


Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

New Jersey Athletic Conference

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)



Cross Country



Swimming and Diving

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country

Field Hockey




Swimming and Diving

Track and Field


Campus Security

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $14,603 per year. Rowan University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at RU costs around $4,480 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 54% male and 46% female students enrolled at the university.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$15,000 - $26,823

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$156 - $278

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


The types of financial aid/support options available at RU are:

  • Loans

  • Work-Study

  • Military Benefits

  • Grants

  • Scholarships

  • Deferred Payment Plans

Applicants are requested to use The Net Price Calculator (NPC) to find the total financial aid amount a student would be eligible for. It is an online tool that provides estimates of college costs for prospective students, based on a set of inputs, such as family income, size and assets.  The NPC calculates estimated grant and scholarship aid and subtracts that total from a college's cost of attendance, resulting in an estimated net price. Most NPCs go the next step and subtract a prospective student's estimated "self-help" (i.e., loans and work), resulting in a figure called estimated remaining cost. This information may be helpful in comparing costs between several colleges.

 Some information regarding financial aid are:

  • Percentage of students receiving gift aid is 61% and the average amount a student receives is $9523

  • The percentage of students receiving federal grants is 33% and the average amount a student receives these grants equals $4811.

  • The percentage of students receiving State aid is 28% and the average amount this state aid amounts to is $6234.

  • Percentage of students receiving institutional grant aid is 40% and the average amount a student receives these Institutional grant aid equals $6106.

The Federal Aid includes Pell Grant, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, TEACH Grant, Direct PLUS Loan, and Direct Subsidized Loan.

The Institutional Aid includes Merit Scholarship, Foundation Scholarship Program, and NJ Stars II.

The Military Aid provided includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

The State Aid includes the Tuition Aid Grant and Educational Opportunity Fund Grant. 

Rowan University's federal school code is 002609.

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