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Reviews 1114 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Student

Scholarships: It's not, they barely gave me any at all so i had to get an on campus job to pay for my tuition.

1 College Student

Campus Food: Only reason why I have a meal plan is because my parents made me and so did the school (it's required for residents). You're better off eating out at Wawa every night.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: Personally this school isn't too great, it's mediocre at best. You'll certainly meet cool and genuine people, but the school is nothing too special. Buildings are typical, food is terrible, and the campus is very small. We have D3 athletics so it's nothing too spectacular. Greek life could be better and I'm in greek life, overall the entire system needs to be more involved on campus.

3 College Student

Athletics: Eh average, that's all I can say.

3 College Student

Greek Life: Unfortunately the greek community at Rowan is small, but it's growing. SDT sorority just came to campus which gives future rowan girls a new outlet for greek life. Sorority rankings go as this AEPhi/SDT are top tier, DPhiE is middle tier, and ASA/Theta are bottom tier, but regardless of tier everyone is still interwoven. Tier is based primarily on looks for sororities. Fraternities are different. FIJI/Pike/SigmaPi/TKE are top tier, DKE/AXP/SAE are middle tier, TDP/TEP/PhiPsi are bottom tier. In all honesty fraternity tier is based on their house. DKE is the only fraternity to own their chapter house, but they are not affiliated with the school. FIJI has one of the best houses as does TKE, but TKE lost their house to SAE since frats/sororities have to rent their houses.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Best locations are new street and anything off north main street. Either way you're gonna have to walk to campus, but it's close.

4 College Student

Party Scene: If you're trying to party don't bother going to sports go to greek houses or go to an open house. The parties are good, but you better become friends with who lives in the house cause the normal party will end around 12 or 1, but theres almost always an after party.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Crown Fried and Wawa will become your latenight/weekend diet since the cafe is closed. Usually after the bar closes and the parties are over everyone heads over to get food.

3 College Student

Administration: I got a $200 ticket for taking a piss behind a tree nowhere near the road. the cops watched me and then followed me into the lot and basically caught me with my fly down. Between the town and campus police expect a ticket because its gonna happen.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never felt threatened when on campus. There are always a strong police presence on nights where people are out, and even on weeknights there are still police officers around. They have resources available for those who are victims of crimes. I feel that our campus is very safe.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I do not know very much about Greek life, but I have heard that it is not very difficult to get into. People that are not into Greek life are usually not impressed by the Greek students. Most of the fraternities have one or two run-down houses that they rent, and only a few of them live there. The rest live in on-campus housing.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The only team I ever really hear about is the football team. Many other teams are not talked about and I never really know when any of their games or meets are.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are usually a lot of parties at my school all weekend, and there are several different places you can go on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I would say that the best parties are at frat houses. I think that the parties make it more fun and interesting for freshman to transition- it was normal for me to see the same people at the same parties, and to run into people from my classes. It made it easier to meet people and make new friends.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a few places off campus that accept boro bucks and are good, but when you get further from campus is it mostly just diners and fast food places. It is also likely that you would need a car to get to these places, and freshman are not allowed to have cars so I do not know if there is more than what I know of. I never went anywhere that gave a student discount, but the cost is usually average or cheaper than average.

College Freshman

Scholarships: I am honestly unsure of how financial aid works at my school because my father applied for my financial aid.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The downstairs caf is usually very good, but the service is extremely slow at certain places. The upstairs caf is okay, but the food at the global stand is sometimes unrecognizable as to what it is. I feel that they should be giving us more quality food considering the fact that we pay a lot of money to eat there, and freshman are required to purchase a meal plan. The food is also generally unhealthy, and I think it would be appreciated if there were more healthy options available.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I had no issues with the housing process. Although many of the dorms were tripled because they lacked enough dorms for the incoming freshman, my experience with living with two other roommates was positive. The buildings are spread out enough so that it feels open, but are close enough where it is not an inconvenience to get to classes and other buildings. Freshman dorms are very similar to other colleges, and on-campus housing provided for upperclassman is very comfortable. I found it easy to get an apartment on campus that was spacious and provided what my roommates and I wanted.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I personally have always felt safe on campus, except for late at night on weekends sometimes. It gets a little scary when roving bands of drunken frat boys wander the campus.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I personally do not like Greek life. For the most part, they're really annoying. I had a friend who joined a sorority and it took over her entire life - all she could talk about was Greek life this and Greek life that.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The Rec Center is great. Lots of equipment, an indoor track, two pools, and friendly staff. Sometimes it can get crowded but I've never had to wait for an elliptical.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't have any experience with off-campus housing.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: One of the only major perks about Rowan - there's always a party and there's always alcohol.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Mostly chains and fast food. It is what is is, I guess.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: Most of it is straight-up gross. If you are a vegetarian, like me, it will be hard to eat anything other than pizza and ice cream. No matter what, if you are trying to eat healthfully, it will be extremely difficult. There are simply not enough healthy options.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms are horrible. Small, cramped, and the buildings are not air-conditioned. During the warmer months, I would wake up in the middle of the night unable to breathe because the room was so hot. The upperclassmen dorms are much better, though - they are air-conditioned and much more spacious. Overall, they are a better living experience. However, I am going to reiterate that the freshman dorms are deplorable. I almost wish I had commuted my freshman year, even though the commuter experience is extremely difficult (but that's another story).

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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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