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Rowan University Admission Requirements

Glassboro, New Jersey

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Chances of getting into Rowan University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
78%
Admission Difficulty for Rowan University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Rowan University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Rowan University is 78%.  It ranks #18 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Rowan University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 11,517 out of 14,763 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 51 percent (SAT 1040/1250 ACT 20/28). Rowan University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.57. 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Rowan University application fee is $65 and applications are due by Mar 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Rowan University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 94% of students submitted SAT scores and 12% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Rowan University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1040-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT 
94%
SAT Scores for Rowan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for Rowan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1150

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Rowan University?

Rowan University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 930. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. Rowan University ranks #8 in New Jersey for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 94 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Rowan University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1250 and Above Good >87%
1145 to 1250 Avg + 78%-87%
1040 to 1145 Avg - 65%-78%
935 to 1040 Reach 50%-65%
Less than 935 Low <50%
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Rowan University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
20-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
12%
ACT Scores for Rowan University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Rowan University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Rowan University?

Admission data indicates that Rowan University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 in New Jersey for highest average ACT composite score. 12 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Rowan University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Rowan University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >87%
24 to 28 Avg + 78%-87%
20 to 24 Avg - 65%-78%
16 to 20 Reach 50%-65%
Less than 16 Low <50%
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Rowan University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.57
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Rowan University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Rowan University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Rowan University was 3.57 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 in New Jersey for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.57 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Rowan University accepts 78% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Rowan University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 36.05% Good
3.75 to 3.99 11.73% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 15.94% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 10.79% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 11.26% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 12.3% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.94% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Rowan University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,554 7,209 14,763
Accepted 5,843 5,674 11,517
Acceptance Rate 77% 79% 78%
Enrolled 999 1,239 2,238
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 22% 19%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
27

Applicants have 27 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Rowan University is $65.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Rowan University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Rowan University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Rowan University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=184782 IPEDS survey data for Rowan University.

FAQs

Does Rowan University prefer SAT or ACT?

94% of students submit their SAT scores to Rowan University. 12% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Rowan University?

78% of those who apply are granted admission to Rowan University. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Rowan University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1250. 94% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Rowan University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 28. 12% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.