Rowan University

201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 8028

School Details

Rowan University was established in 1923 and continues today as a public institution located in the town of Glassboro, New Jersey.


The school was founded as Glassboro Normal School. In the 1930s, the school became New Jersey State Teachers College at Glassboro, and then Glassboro College in 1958. In the 1970s, the school added more programs including business, communications and engineering. Finally, in 1997, the school changed to its present day name after a man named Henry Rowan and his wife Betty gave $100 million to the school. The school also opened a satellite campus in Camden, New Jersey. Today, the university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education to award bachelor's, doctoral -research/scholarship, master's, doctoral - professional Practice, post-baccalaureate certificates, and post-master's certificates.

Prospective students must submit an admissions form first for consideration along with other required documentation. Admission forms can be submitted either through the Common Application, the online application or through a printable version. All are available on the website. Art, Music & Theatre students have an additional application process. Admission decisions are based on the strength and quality of your high school record, SAT or ACT scores, class rank, letters of recommendation, and projected ability to complete a degree program. Extracurricular activities and employment experiences are also considered. The admission office is available for admission assistance as well. The application fee is $65 and the admission deposit is $100.

The total enrollment is around 12,183 students, out of which 10,722 are undergraduates. Rowan provides student housing for close to 3,000 students in 12 housing complexes scattered around campus. Students can choose from hall, apartment or townhouse style housing. There are many opportunities for students on-campus to get involved. There are around 100 registered clubs and organizations ranging from a variety of different interests and passions. There are also more than 20 Greek organizations at RU.


The departments at Rowan University are divided into ten schools: Rohrer College of Business, College of Communication & Creative Arts, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, College of Performing Arts, College of Science & Mathematics, College of Graduate & Continuing Education, School of Biomedical Sciences, and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Rowan offers 86 bachelor's degree programs as well as 31 masters and 2 doctoral programs. The classes are also taught by full-time faculty members and not teachers assistants.


RowanOnline is part of Rowan University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Education. Programs are offered in either a hybrid of fully online format. The programs range from business to performing arts, from communication & creative arts to engineering & technology. A student can pursue fully online programs such as the Master of Business Administration, School Public Relations Certificate of Graduate Study, Master of Education, Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, Master of Arts in Theatre Arts Administration, and more. The hybrid programs include Doctor of Educational Leadership, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Master of Science in Nursing (either clinical nurse leader or nurse practitioner).


Financial aid is available to those students who qualify. Qualification is determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which all aid applicants are required to fill out. Applicants must fill out the FAFSA and apply for scholarships after the application for admissions has been submitted. Aid is received either through loans, scholarships, grants or work-study opportunities.


Middle States Commission on Higher Education


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    4-year, Public
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctor's degree
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