Academics

Location
Glassboro, NJ
Undergrads
9,254
Tuition
$12,380
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

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.

2 College Freshman

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?

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!

5 College Sophomore

Academics: I love my major and everyone in the department is helpful and takes there time to explain what I need to to to get through my time as a student and make the most of my time at the school

4 College Sophomore

Academics: My teachers are always helpful and willing to meet with me out side of class if I need extra help. There is also free tutoring for all subjects throughout the week

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 262nd
    Best Course Variety
  • 595th
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 677th
    Most Flexible Curriculums
  • 866th
    Best Registration Process
  • 901st
    Best Online Course Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Scott Wordsman
Hometown
Rockaway, N.J.
Major
Radio/TV/Film & Advertising
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Rowan is a good school for education. You will learn and grow, but it is not one of those colleges that will intimidate you academically. Rowan started as a teaching school and is still known for its superior education department, but other departments are great, as well. The University's engineering and business colleges are both award-winning, and Rowan's public relations department in the College of Communication is one of the best in the country. Another reason students are drawn to the University is the specific radio, televisions, and film major, which attracts a wide array of students who are very interested in film production and history.

For students who may need additional resources, most teachers at Rowan are willing to provide everything from as much as tutoring to as little as a lending out a book that may offer extra insight. The teachers in most departments are willing and enthusiastic about teaching, and the students are the same about learning. Depending on your major, you will learn a lot here and graduate with great references.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
16:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
389
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
660
Total FT Faculty
389
Faculty with Terminal Degree
84%
Average Faculty Salary
$93,528
Full-Time Retention Rate
85%
Part-Time Retention Rate
75%
Transfer-Out Rate
20%
Graduation Rate
71%
Programs/Majors Offered
61
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 41%
  • 20 to 49 students: 58%
  • 50 or more students: 1%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Communication
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Fine & Performing Arts
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • The Rohrer College of Business
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 3%
  • Music Teacher Education: 6%
  • Police and Criminal Science: 3%
  • Psychology: 3%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Multicultural/global
  • Philosophy
  • Public speaking
  • Sciences (biological and physical)
  • Social science
  • Writing intensive
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Cooperative education program
  • Double major
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Exchange student program (domestic)
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Weekend college
Online Courses
Rowan has many online programs in education, health care, liberal studies, and management. Students can earn bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees online through Rowan. Most online, accelerated courses are scheduled throughout the year in six eight-week modules.
Best Places to Study
Campbell Library
Tips to Succeed
  • Check into professors before registering for classes.
  • Don't take a Friday morning class.
Did You Know?
  • Rowan University was called Glassboro State College until 1997.
  • A student is allowed to pursue a quadruple major at Rowan. In 2008, Luticia Hawthorne graduated from the College of Communications with four bachelor's degrees in radio/TV/film, journalism, advertising, and public relations. She is the first student to do this.

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 36 responses

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  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 37 responses

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  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

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