Rowan University

Rowan University

Rowan University is a public university located in Glassboro, New Jersey. It was founded in 1923. The campus consists of more than 45 buildings on 200 acres. Rowan University also operates a satellite campus in Camden, New Jersey. The University offers a wide variety of degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Communication
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Fine & Performing Arts
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Rohrer College of Business

Rowan University is a member of the NCAA in Division III. Their official mascot is the Owl called "Whoo RU". The University fields more than 15 sports teams. Rowan University's men's soccer team has won national championship titles in 1981 and 1990.

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Contacting Rowan University

Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro , NJ 08028
General Phone: (856) 256-4000

Rowan University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching528education, educational administration, community college education, elementary/middle school admin, instructional media design, special ed, education of learning disabled, school counseling, elementary school teaching, ...
Liberal Arts393Spanish language, English, English language and literature, liberal arts and sciences, library science, economics, geography, political science, sociology, ...
Business and Management332business management, accounting technology
Media315communication studies, journalism, public relations, advertising, radio and TV tech
Therapy and Counseling171psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology
Science123biology, biochemistry, physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Security and Law Enforcement120criminal justice and police
Engineering98engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
Art Studies49art studies
Computer Science and Engineering35computer and info science
Music28music, music performance, music theory and composition
Nursing and Emergency Medicine13registered nursing, various nursing
Drama and Performing Arts12drama
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental studies

Number of programs and degrees for Rowan University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,03441
Master's degree18018
Doctor's degree281
Post-master's certificate242

Rowan University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Rowan University had a total enrollment of 10,091 students (8,737 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 54%
Women 46%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 86%
Graduate 14%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 77%
Black 8%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 22%
20-21 30%
22-24 24%
25-29 9%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey95%
(International Students)1%
New York1%

Rowan University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 86 %
Part-Time 60 %

Rowan University Room and Board (2007)

Rowan University offers campus housing for 2,969 of its 8,737 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Glassboro, New Jersey for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Jersey Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Rowan University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480580
SAT Math500600
SAT Writing480580

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT97%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Rowan University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 10,908
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,216
Room and board $ 9,616
Room charge $ 6,066
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,550
Books and supplies $ 3,500
Other expenses $ 4,000

Financial Aid:
Rowan University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 260900)

Rowan University Faculty

Rowan University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4342
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3110

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*1*
Associate professorcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*3$101,841

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year77$113,81340$105,647
Associate professoracademic year79$88,36461$85,741
Assistant professoracademic year66$67,10156$66,580
Instructoracademic year10$50,9176$52,870
Lectureracademic year5$59,4453$57,425
All faculty totalacademic year237$88,521166$82,374

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Rowan University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football New Jersey Athletic Conference
Basketball New Jersey Athletic Conference
Baseball New Jersey Athletic Conference
Track New Jersey Athletic Conference

Rowan University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Community College Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, General
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Mechanical Engineering

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Science/Librarianship
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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What Sets Rowan University Apart:

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Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 8%Rowan University Number of students
% of degrees in mathematics
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Top 9%Rowan University % of degrees in mathematics
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Number of degree programs
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Top 13%Rowan University Number of degree programs
% of degrees in art studies
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Top 15%Rowan University % of degrees in art studies
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 15%Rowan University % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Rowan University % of degrees in education and teaching
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 16%Rowan University % of degrees in security and law enforcement
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 17%Rowan University Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in drama and performing arts
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Rowan University % of degrees in drama and performing arts
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Rowan University Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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