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Rowan Fast Facts 2017-2018

Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research institution dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education. It offers bachelor’s through doctoral degree programs to 18,500 students on campuses in Glassboro, Camden and Stratford, New Jersey. Home to Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the School of Osteopathic Medicine, it is only the second public university in the nation to grant both M.D. and D.O. medical degrees.


Situated 20 minutes southeast of Philadelphia, an hour west of Atlantic City and 90 minutes south of New York, the former Glassboro State College changed forever in 1992 when industrialist Henry M. Rowan and his wife, Betty, committed $100 million to the school, setting in motion decades of growth including the establishment of the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering and vast expansion, including a $400 million downtown redevelopment project known as Rowan Boulevard. 

In 2012, Rowan opened Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) in Camden and, one year later, acquired the Stratford-based School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM) and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Rowan since 2012 also created the School of Earth & Environment, purchased a fossil-rich Mantua Township marl quarry that has been renamed the Jean & Ric Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University and opened the School of Health Professions.

Rowan faculty and students conduct research across a wide spectrum of interests for government and businesses.

A crucial part in the fast-developing "Eds & Meds" corridor in Camden, Rowan is partnering with Rutgers-Camden in building the Joint Health Sciences Center, an innovative facility that will provide unique education and training opportunities to a new generation of health care providers.

Rowan through 2017 has produced 21 Fulbright scholars.



As a result of its new Carnegie research classification, Rowan was categorized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2018 Best Colleges edition as a national university. Formerly considered by the magazine in its Regional Universities/North category, the more prestigious national ranking places Rowan at #90 among public institutions and #171 overall among 311 national universities. The report placed the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering at #19 in the nation among the best undergraduate engineering schools, a 14-place improvement since just four years ago. Separately, the magazine for 2018 ranked SOM in a four-way tie for primary care education with Columbia University, Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Illinois (#51 out of 118 medical schools) and has named SOM's geriatrics track a top program 16 times.

The Princeton Review included Rowan’s Rohrer College of Business among the “Best 295 Business Schools: 2016 Edition."

The University’s commitment to the environment was recognized when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency named it a “Top Green Power Purchaser” in its athletic conference and The Princeton Review listed it in its “Guide to 332 Green Colleges.” The University has earned 13 awards for green initiatives since 2007.

Rowan has been ranked among the top three schools in the nation for social mobility by CollegeNET, a Portland, Ore. company that develops technologies for colleges, universities and non-profits.




Student Body

  • Enrollment: 18,484 students (15,401 undergraduates, 2,045 graduates, and 1038 professionals) from 38 States and 34 countries
  • Minority enrollment: 30%
  • Admissions:
      • SAT profile of Rowan's 2017 enrolled freshmen as reported on the Common Data Set (CDS). The 25th percentile indicates the score at or below which 25 percent of students scored. The 75th percentile indicates the score at or above which 25 percent of students scored.
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  • Degrees Awarded in 2016-2017: 3,767
    • 2,980 undergraduate degrees*
    • 591 graduate degrees
    • 40 doctoral degrees
    • 156 professional degrees
  • Student organizations: 146 clubs and organizations (115 campus clubs and organizations, 31 Greek Life organizations).
  • Athletics: Eight men’s and 10 women’s NCAA Division III teams. Rowan student athletes have won 11 national championships in five different sports.
  • Intramural/Club Sports: 47 intramural sport activities per year, and 38 organized club sport programs
  • Housing: 5,702 students live on campus in nine residence halls, eight apartment complexes, and Rowan's International House. Other off campus Rowan-affiliated housing options include the Whitney Center, 220 Rowan Boulevard, 230 Victoria and Holly Pointe Commons.
* First-time degree-seeking undergraduate students



 Fall 2017
Tuition & Fees
Room & Board*

*For accommodations in a residence hall (double) and includes the all-access meal plan with $200 Dining Dollars and $200 Boro Bucks

  • Financial Aid Awarded: 13,315 students received financial assistance in the 2016-2017 academic year: 

    • $165 million in federal assistance
    • $28 million in state programs
    • $37 million in institutional funds
    • $22 million in other programs

The information featured on this page is current as of November 17, 2017.
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