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Rowan University

201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    264
  • Class Notes
    193
  • Textbook Notes
    30
  • Study Guides
    41
  • Currently Enrolled
    632
  • Previously Enrolled
    459

Overview of Rowan University (RU)

About this school

Rowan University, founded in 1923, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 200-acre campus is located in Glassboro, 20 miles from Philadelphia.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:15,401
    • Men:8,372 (54.4%)
    • Women:7,029 (45.6%)

Location

Static map

Admission Information (RU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Rowan University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
2
-
Academic Electives
5
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
201 Mullica Hill Road
City, State, Zip
Glassboro, NJ  08028-1701
Phone
(856) 256-4200
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
59% of 13,900 applicants were admitted
Women
55% of 6,890 applicants were admitted
Men
62% of 7,010 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,467 (30%) of 8,159 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,028 (27%) of 3,795 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,439 (33%) of 4,364 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.52
375 And Above
35%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
646 average |510-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
7%
• Score 600 - 700
28%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
15%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
635 average |530-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
30%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
15%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
13%
• Score 24 - 29
38%
• Score 18 - 23
43%
• Score 12 - 17
6%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (RU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $13,108|Out-of-state: $21,378
  • Room & Board: - $11,688 (69.17613636363636%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,600 (9.469696969696969%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,608 (21.354166666666668%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Rowan University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 16
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 16
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002609
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,120 (92.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,579 (74.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,481 (93.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
244 (16.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$9,618
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 710 (47.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,710
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,198 (80.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,284
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 626 (42.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
241 (10.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,009

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
10,428 (81.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
8,305 (79.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
7,980 (96.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,393 (17.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$10,064
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,439 (55.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,598
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,711 (84.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,319
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,291 (28.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,182 (9.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,105

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,900
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,587

Academics & Instruction (RU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


465

Part-Time Faculty


1,128

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 14% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 24% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 37% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 22% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
954,448

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
836
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Rowan University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


85.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


48.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


65.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


69.0%

Programs & Majors (RU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (62)


  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
  • Advertising
  • African Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Science
  • Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geography
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Psychology

Online Degrees


Mathematics and computer science

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Engineering Management, Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (39)


  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Arts Administration
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Health Promotion
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Library Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Nursing--General
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • School Nursing
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Theater
  • Writing

Campus Life (RU)

Location & Geography

Population


18,953

Nearest Metropolitan Area


921 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Philadelphia

Weather


Temperature
21.4 average low in January, 80 average high in September
Rain
122 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
20 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia
Nearest Bus Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia
Nearest Train Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


37% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


63%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Profs
School Colors
Brown and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cheerleading, football, golf, racquetball, rock climbing, soccer, softball, table tennis, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Rowan University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, kappa delta pi, public relations student society of america, student university programmes, rowan television network, elementary education club

Sororities


8% of women participate

Fraternities


6% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


13,635

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
15,401
Women
7,029
Men
8,372

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.6% Asian
  • 10.2% Black/African-American
  • 9.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 66.2% White
  • 5.9% Unknown

International Students


0.8% from 22 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


3,083

Student Resources (RU)