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4 College Student

Transportation: It's a moderate size campus. Some places are obviously farther away from other places but in most instances you can get from one place to the next in less than five or ten minutes on foot. Longboards are pretty popular in the warmer weather as are bikes.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: I don't really use the transportation but I've heard it's decent.

3 College Senior

Transportation: I do not know as I stay on campus for the most part.

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

Transportation: There is no where to go!!!

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Public transportation here is okay, but if you are the type of person who enjoys staying out late and using public transportation to get home, coming to Rowan will be a big adjustment. New Jersey Transit has a bus stop on campus that goes to Camden and Philadelphia. The last bus from Philadelphia to Glassboro leaves around 11 p.m., and on the weekends, the bus leaves around 10 p.m. Generally, students use the bus to get to Camden, where they transfer to another bus. Choices are limited when it comes to the bus, and if you don’t catch one at a certain time, the wait for the next bus can last for an hour to 90 minutes.

The best advice for students who want to go home for the weekend and don’t have their own car is to make friends with someone who lives in the same city or state—it will be a much easier trip if you can catch a ride with them.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Ride a bike
  • Walk
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
Catch a ride with a friend.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Safe Walk & Ride Program
(856) 256-7233
Daily 8 p.m.-4 a.m.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Safe Ride Campus Shuttle

The shuttle makes 13 stops throughout campus.

(856) 256-7233

Daily 8 p.m.-4 a.m.

Rowan Shuttle

The Rowan Shuttle runs between the Glassboro and Camden campuses and also stops at Sam Jones Innovation Center at the South Jersey Tech Park.

Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-11:15 p.m.

Friday 7 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

New Jersey Transit

Students can pick up schedules from the Information Desk in the Student Center.

(973) 275-5555

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Philadelphia International Airport

The airport is approximately 25 miles from campus.

(215) 937-6937

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Mt. Laurel Greyhound Bus Terminal

The station is approximately 24 miles from campus.

538 Fellowship Rd., Mt. Laurel

(856) 235-3053

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Philadelphia Amtrak

The station is approximately 23 miles from campus.

30th Street Station, 2955 Market St., Philadelphia

(215) 349-2153

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?     Based on 96 responses

  • 22% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 35% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 21% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 6% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 16% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 96 responses

  • 12% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 21% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 56% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 9% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 1% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 37 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 37 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 36 responses

Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 96 responses

  • 35% Very easy.
  • 53% Fairly easy.
  • 10% Fairly difficult.
  • 1% Very difficult.
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