Location
Glassboro, NJ
Undergrads
9,254
Tuition
$12,380
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 797 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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Campus Strictness: If you want to drink on campus without getting caught it can be difficult or easy, all depending on where you choose. Glassboro cops can be strict, but they can also be pretty nice if you aren't totally trashed and nice to them. If you are caught with illegal drugs (marijuana, heroin, etc.) it's almost certain you will lose housing as the policy is one strike and you lose it, so don't be stupid, or at least don't do it in public.

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Transportation: It's a moderate size campus. Some places are obviously farther away from other places but in most instances you can get from one place to the next in less than five or ten minutes on foot. Longboards are pretty popular in the warmer weather as are bikes.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Glassboro is a small town, with not much to do. It is pretty close to Philadelphia though and there is a bus that can take you there and back for free but it only runs on the weekend and you have to make your own plans. The town isn't exactly fond of the university with many residents complaining of public urination and intoxication so relationships between the school and town are strained at best.

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Facilities: The dorm RAs run programs to keep residents involved. Rowan After Hours always has something going on on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights if you don't really want to go out on the big party nights, although the events can get a bit stale as the semester wears on.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Guaranteed housing for freshman and sophomores, everybody else needs to enter the housing lottery. The housing lottery is rather annoying though and a lot of people end up without on campus housing and have to seek off campus housing as a result or transfer. The town of Glassboro really doesn't have enough room to house all the students so housing is a valuable commodity.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: If you need to get anywhere on campus after dark you should be fine, but going out into Glassboro alone is not something most would advise. From others I'm told that getting an appointment with the Health Center for just about anything is a hassle unless you are having what they deem "a real problem". They've been known to turn some people away for seeking psychiatric help if they don't think it's that urgent, they are a relatively small staff but I think if they used some of their graduate students to alleviate the workload it would probably be better.

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Academics: Like most colleges the academics can go either way depending on your major. History is that it is predominantly a teaching school so the education programs are above average. The relatively new engineering programs are very good also, with very qualified professors teaching the core engineering classes and clinics.

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Campus Housing: For underclassman the housing can be nice. It's guaranteed to all freshman and sophomores, but outside of that you are subject to the housing lottery which has gotten worse as time goes on with many seniors not having on campus housing. The dorm living is pretty good for meeting new people and making friends though.

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Weather: It's not terrible. A lot of people like to say it rains a lot but I'd say it rains an average amount. Most people who live in state should know what to expect.

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Greek Life: I don't have much to say about the Greek Life. It's there if you want to join it, but if you don't it's not a big deal.

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Athletics: It's a D3 school so the focus isn't on the sports. The football team however is consistently in the finals. A lot of people choose to join the club teams on campus and ultimate is a popular one.

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Diversity: There are many different clubs to join in terms of diversity. Clubs relating to racial, religious, political and sexual diversity. However, there are many clubs which can be difficult to get into if you don't agree with the views of those in charge.

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Campus Housing: If you choose the nicer dorms price is too high. If you choose the cheaper dorms the quality is too low. Housing is never guaranteed either.

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Scholarships: Well I don't really want to say anything positive about Rowan, but they didn't manage to mess up financial aid. I received the amount of money I deserved and the process was fairly simple

3 College Freshman

Weather: Its okay weather. A decent variety but more on the cooler side than anything else.

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Athletics: It's a D3 school so athletics are nearly nonexistent and pretty useless. The gym is kind of nice though.

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Local Atmosphere: Glassboro is an awful, dirty, dangerous, ghetto, and drugged up city. I'm sure you can extrapolate with that much information.

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Greek Life: If you haven't noticed it by now, I really do not care for the drinking and partying aspect of college so I don't know anything about the Greek Life. I'm sure you can do all kinds of "fun" and illegal things though if you join.

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Nightlife: It's sad that people look into schools just for their parties. Well if you want to party and not to learn then Rowan's your place to be. There's ton of underage drinking and a myriad of illegal substance abuse. The bar often let in underage kids too.

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Campus Strictness: It's college. There are drugs, alcohol, and parties. Rowan doesn't really seem to be trying to stop them though.

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Academics: Work load is to be expected. The professors are next to incompetent. The Electrical and Computer Engineering program, for some odd reason, puts a lot of focus on subjects you wont be using at all like Chemistry. Also, did I mention the professors are next to incompetent?

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Glassboro is an awful town plain and simple. The only time you notice it on campus though is when people come back hammered from parties.

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Majors: It aggravates me to death that they grouped Electrical and Computer Engineering together. I would have loved to take Computer Engineering alone and not have to deal with the Electrical Engineering part. It was a breeze to get in though. They really should raise the standards for admission.

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Majors: The professors so far have no idea what they're doing. Any learning I've done has been on my own time rather than in class. I somehow still managed to maintain a 4.0 GPA, though I cannot say the same about others.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Overall, Rowan's WiFi is decent. The computers available in the labs are out of date but they work just as well as any new ones. Printing is at a fair price plus students are given printing credits so it really isn't bad at all.

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Scott Wordsman
Hometown
Rockaway, N.J.
Major
Radio/TV/Film & Advertising
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Rowan University is more than you'd expect from a New Jersey state university. With a student body of close to 10,000 students, the University is a great size—it has a close-knit feel, but you'll still probably meet someone new every day. With a nationally acclaimed engineering program, the University attracts some of the best and brightest. The Rowan experience exists far beyond the classroom though. On any given weekday night, there is always something to do. Whether it’s a University-planned event, bingo at Rowan After Hours, or a fraternity party, there is something for everyone.

Rowan is home to a humble student body, so if you put yourself out there, there's a good chance you'll meet some of the greatest friends you will ever make. As far as academics go, if you put in a lot of work, you'll get a lot back. The professors genuinely care about the students’ success and often encourage everyone to share their opinions in class. Projects, including the addition of the Rowan Boulevard Apartments and the Cooper Medical School, prove that Rowan is looking to grow from a state school of regional interest to a nationally recognized university.

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