Academics

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

Academics: It all varies depending on what courses and teachers you have. Some classes you'll end up teaching yourself everything if you want to have a chance at passing. Other courses, the teacher will give you everything you need and answer an questions you have.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: I haven't gotten into any classes for my major. From what I hear, as long as you stay on top of your work and don't procrastinate, you'll have a pretty easy time.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: yo have a wide variety of classes to choose from, the schedule isn't great

4 College Sophomore

Academics: the programs get very specific and the teachers work well with the students

3 College Junior

Academics: It is what my school is known for but, the department can be a little chaotic and unprepared.

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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

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 37 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 38 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

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