Location
Glassboro, NJ
Undergrads
9,254
Tuition
$12,380
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 785 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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4 College Senior

Facilities: The Rec center is one of my favorite places on campus.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: It is mostly just a bunch of pizza chains, though there is a cute diner.

3 College Senior

Diversity: The campus is not very diverse, though it is still accepting.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I am confused by it.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I was sick with a sinus infection, and was seen by a doctor and given 2 prescriptions for only $5!!

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Rowan's campus is not diverse at all. The student population is overwhelmingly white, straight and Christian. We need more diversity!

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: Since Rowan has a large commuter population, Rowan administration is more likely to cancel classes than many other campuses. This semester, there has been a lot of snow and inclement weather, and classes were cancelled many times.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I was very surprised by the quality of the music department. Last semester I had voice lessons with a woman who currently sings at the Metropolitan Opera!

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't often go to sports events, but when I went to one of our men's basketball games, I was appalled. They were playing in a gym that was worse than my high school's gym, and they didn't even have a cheerleading team of university students.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There is a pretty good selection of off-campus housing. Many of the properties are within walking distance of campus, and it is pretty affordable. While it may be a little bit more responsibility to live off-campus, it can save you thousands of dollars.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There are many students that drink or smoke marijuana, but they usually don't get caught by RA's or the campus police officers. However, if anyone suspects drug use or drinking, the campus police are called and they do an investigation. The policy enforcement at Rowan is strict as well, so if you get caught, you will pay the price.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The strictness at Rowan varies depending on the situation. They are very strict with the honor code, and have expelled students because of plagiarism. They are fairly lenient if you want to have people stay over in your dorms, and as long as you and your roommate are 21, you can have alcohol.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: They have shuttles that go all over campus, as well as in between the Glassboro and Camden campuses. Recently, zipcars were added to the campus, which are convenient.

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1 College Sophomore

Computers: Old computers, except one mac lab.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Not really that strict actually.

1 College Sophomore

Transportation: There is no where to go!!!

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: The professors are all adjuncts who don't teach you anything.

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2 College Sophomore

Majors: No one helps me! I am so lost and have reached out to so many people.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Some good food places, but that's about it.

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1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: For freshmen you will experience the worst of the worst. I have three older siblings that went through college already and had their share of awful dorms but when they saw mine they even pitted me. My shower pipe was held together by duck tape and a plastic bag for the first semester. The area per person is uncomfortable even for one. The dorms are almost 60 years old. The bathrooms are supposed to be maintained by the students themselves, so of course it is never cleaned and continues to build in residue and stench everyday. One shower and toilet is shared per 7 students. You will be tripled in an area meant for one person because the university is trying to make money and accepting way more students then is can handle (which caused the 600+ upperclassmen denied housing next semester compared to last years 74). I have seen prison cells with better living arrangements. The upperclassmen are supposed to get newer housing that is apparently nice.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I would never join. They are the typical "lets join a frat so I can wear polos, drink and get girls" attitude that I find idiotic. I went to a house once and would never go back, overcrowd decaying house with hostility towards other guys. But if you are looking to join a frat, ya there are a bunch.

2 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Anywhere within 10 miles is farm land or a decaying town. There is nothing to to on campus or off campus that is walking distance. The only chance of having fun is going to Philadelphia, which is a 25 minuets drive. Only way to be entertained during your stay on campus is to join a club or sport. Locals are neutral to students.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: A large number enrolled are commuters. A bus takes students to Philadelphia every Friday night. Everyone here lives pretty close and drives from their home.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never heard of any one being attacked on campus. There are usually security guards patrolling campus all the time. Fire drills are regular. Health wise, this place is disastrous. The food is low quality, greasy, and expensive. The dorms are small and very old. No one cleans the bathrooms and you have to share one toilet and shower (the shower is so small you can't bend down in without scraping the wall) between 7 people. The Doctor told me I probably always get sick here because I live in the Mimosa Hall.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The school is heavy on class attendance. If you miss two lab sessions for chemistry you fail the course. All of my teachers take attendance daily and factor it into your grade. Students can fail a course for handing in their own paper twice. Plagiarism and cheating is strict. Free Speech is banned everywhere on campus for students except a small patio. However random men can protest and yell hate speech towards students walking to class. Side walk chalk is banned, which is a good example of how ridiculously strict the school is towards its student body. Drugs will get you immediately kicked out of housing. Rowan tries to make the college experience very similar to high school, no rights, no freedom.

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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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