About Rowan University
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.
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.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual 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
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 Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
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.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$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:
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.