#7 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

Rowan University

Glassboro, New Jersey

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Rowan University overview
Location Glassboro, New Jersey
Online rowan.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Rowan University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Rowan University, located in Glassboro, New Jersey, approximately 18 miles southeast of Philadelphia, is a public research institution founded in 1923. Initially established as a teacher preparation college, Rowan has since expanded its academic offerings across numerous disciplines, with notable programs in engineering, business, education, and performing arts. The campus is characterized by contemporary architecture, with facilities that support a range of educational activities, including a state-of-the-art engineering hall and a business hall with modern trading floor simulation rooms. The university provides on-campus housing options for its student body, which promotes a residential learning experience. While the institution has an inclusive admissions policy, the selectivity varies by program. Rowan's athletics teams, known as the Profs, participate in Division III sports, though the university is not predominantly recognized for its athletic programs.

In the most recent statistical year 16,903 prospective students applied, and 13,006 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,585 enrolled in the school.  15,740 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,795 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $10,715 plus fees of $4,237. Rowan University is ranked 209 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Rowan University is rated within the top 31% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Rowan University overview
SAT 1090/1300
ACT 23/31
GPA 3.44

Applications Accepted

Rowan University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $65

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Annual Cost to Attend

New Jersey Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Rowan University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,120
Other Fees$4,237
Room and Board $15,956
Budget for Other Expenses$4,801
Total One Year Cost$36,829

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Rowan University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,120
Other Fees$4,237
Room and Board $15,956
Budget for Other Expenses$4,801
Total One Year Cost$46,222

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$53,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

68% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Rowan University students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 17%
Business 16%
Communication 10%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 6%
Social Sciences 6%

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