Rowan University

1,428 reviews
  1. Glassboro, NJ
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Rowan University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New Jersey Athletic Conference
Address
201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Website

Rowan University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
44%
SAT Range
990-1210
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$15,413/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,908/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,298/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,341/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,341/ year
  • $110k+
    No Data

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.110 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.114 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.114 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,499Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 75 responses
Report
  • NJ student who wants college experience
    36%
  • NJ student who doesn't want to pay for outofstate
    29%
  • New Jersey student who cannot afford out of state
    23%
  • The courses are strategicly arranged for the major
    8%
  • In-state tuition is more in NJ than out of state..
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.133 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.168 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 77 responses
Report
  • Many accessible opportunities
    30%
  • Student-minded
    29%
  • Money hungry business that ignores students
    16%
  • The courses are strategicly arranged for the major
    12%
  • Cares about Engineering and Honors, not much else
    6%
  • Money hungry and somewhat cares about students
    6%
  • Money Hungry and doesn't cater to working students
    1%

After Rowan University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.93 responses

Reviews

1,428 reviews
  • Excellent
    125
  • Very Good
    484
  • Average
    646
  • Poor
    116
  • Terrible
    57
My first semester at Rowan University was also my last because of how mediocre it was. Between the campus itself and the unhelpful professors, my time at Rowan was a colossal waste of time, energy, and money. Most of the communal spaces at Rowan, such as the Student Center and the freshmen halls are outdated. The 80%+ of the freshmen dorms that were built to accommodate only two students are now at triple occupancy, which is a huge problem for many students as far as living space and course work. Campus safety isn't great. While thefts, vandalism, racist hate crimes, and even a rape occurred, they campus police didn't solve anything. Instead, they were known for heavy ticketing of cars and jaywalkers. The food on campus is worse than summer camp food! Also, the hours are ridiculous. The food company workers, ironically named Gourmet Dining, are rude and incompetent. The town of Glassboro is not, I repeat, not student friendly. I would ride my bike into town for non-campus food and I never felt safe. Office workers I came across while trying to navigate leaving the school for a semester internship were unhelpful and uninformed. I can't count how many different offices I was bounced between or false information I was given. Also, they billed me incorrectly multiple times. Furthermore, they tried to tell me I had to repay my loan and complete exit counseling. After calling my loan servicer, I found out that was bogus information. Rowan is a wannabe party school. While there are a few good staff members, professors, and students, notably almost all involved in the Honors program, most kids are there to party and hookup. I did not feel that the school cared about myself or any students as individuals and I was disappointed with my classes and campus life in general. I am currently away at an internship and transferring elsewhere for the rest of my college career.
  • College Freshman
  • 10 months ago
My overall experience at Rowan University has been great! It's not too far from home but not too close either so it is perfect. I live on campus and I was matched with the best roomates. There is always something to do on campus and there are numerous activities and clubs/organizations available for students to get involved. Although the cafeteria is not all that great, Rowan offers a variety of different places to eat such as Green Zebra, Twisted Mac, Sono, Grills Nation, Jersey Mikes, Starbucks, and ROGO market. Also, they have Domino's, Pizza Hut, Ry's Bagels, Yogo Factory, PRIME, and 7 Eleven located on Rowan Boulevard, which is about a five minute walking distance. As a freshman, I was very pleased with my professors as they were all friendly, respectful, challenging and motivating. I have met so many great people here and I am happy I have chosen to attend Rowan University for the next four years!
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago
I love this school. All campus buildings are relatively close together and easy to get to. I have not experienced more than a 15 minute walk, taking my time, going from one class to another. Also, this school just developed a great nursing and engineering program, which makes the school more prestigious and known.

Public facilities and buildings are always kept very clean. Messes are cleaned up instantly by staff, and staff is all very friendly in my experience.

I also like the volunteering program at the school. They provide transportation, and the program I am most passionate about is the animal shelter. I loved it so much I became an official volunteer! I would have never thought of doing it if it weren't for the program at Rowan.
  • College Junior
  • June 30 2014