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Rowan University
Glassboro, NJ
Rowan University, founded in 1923, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 200-acre campus is located in Glassboro, 20 miles from Philadelphia.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 14,363
   Women 6,580 (45.8%)
   Men 7,783 (54.2%)
Graduate Students 2,992
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 58% of 13,382 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline March 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.46
SAT Math 570 average
520-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 550 average
490-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite Not reported
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance In-state: $30,004
Out-of-state: $38,274
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $13,108
Out-of-state: $21,378
  Room and Board $11,688
Average Percent of Need Met 72%
Average Freshman Award $8,834
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 428
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 37% of classes
30-39 students: 21% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Glassboro Population 18,953
Nearest Metropolitan Area Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 79% of freshmen, 37% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Profs
Sororities 8% of women participate
Fraternities 10% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.6% Asian
10.5% Black/African-American
9.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
67.3% White
4.6% Unknown
International Students 0.9% from 22 countries
First-Year Students Returning 85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 47.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 20%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 4.0%