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Rowan Fast Facts 2017-2018

Rowan University is a selective, medium-sized, comprehensive public research university accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.



Situated 20 minutes southeast of Philadelphia, Pa., Rowan is a Carnegie-designated doctoral-level public research institution with campuses in Glassboro, Camden and Stratford, N.J. The University offers bachelors through doctoral degree programs to some 18,500 students.

Formerly Glassboro State College, the institution 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 a now nationally ranked 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 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 created the School of Health Professions and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Rowan is just the second university in the nation to offer both M.D. and D.O. medical degrees, through CMSRU and SOM, respectively, and is collaborating with Rutgers University-Camden to create degree programs in the health and medical fields.

Designated New Jersey’s second comprehensive public research institution in 2013, Rowan in 2017 acquired doctoral-level Carnegie research university status. The University plans to increase sponsored research to $100 million per year and increase enrollment to 25,000 students by 2023.



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." The magazine previously included Rowan in its "Regional Universities/North" category. The 2018 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.

The Princeton Review includes 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. EPA 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

For the second straight year, Rowan University 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. The firm, when began compiling a Social Mobility Index for colleges and universities in 2014, ranked Rowan #3 out of 931 schools for 2016.



Source: NJ State Inventory of Degree Programs as of 4/23/2015 and adjusted for new degree programs and certificates not listed therein but approved by the State to date. 


Student Body
  • Enrollment: 16,155 students (13,169 undergraduates, 2,078 graduates, and 908 professionals) from 33 States and 19 foreign countries
  • Minority enrollment: 28%
  • Admissions:
    • SAT profile of Rowan's 2014 enrolled freshmen* as reported to the Integrated Post Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The 25th percentile indicates the score at or below which 25 percent of students scored. The 75th indicates the score at or above which 25 percent of students scored:
      25th Percentile
      75th Percentile
      SAT Critical Reading
      SAT Math
  • Degrees Awarded in 2014-2015**: 3,535
    • 2,850 undergraduate degrees*
    • 504 graduate degrees
    • 36 doctoral degrees
    • 145 professional degrees
  • Student organizations: 146 total clubs and organizations (115 campus clubs and organizations, 31 Greek Life organizations). Rowan students regularly win national recognition, usually competing with larger universities
  • Athletics: 8 men’s and 10 women’s varsity sports. Rowan competes within NCAA Division III. Teams have won a total of 11 national championships in 5 different sports
  • Intramural/Club Sports: 47 intramural sport activities per year, and 38 organized club sport programs
  • Housing: 4,483 students live on campus in 8 residence halls, 5 apartment complexes, Rowan's International House as well as 560 Rowan students living in 220 Rowan Boulevard
* First-time degree-seeking undergraduate students
** Period 7/1/14 - 6/30/15 



Tuition & Fees
Room & Board*

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

  • Financial Aid Awarded: 11,216 students received assistance in the 2014-2015 academic year: 

    • $131 million in federal assistance
    • $22 million in state programs
    • $19 million in institutional funds
    • $14 million in other programs

The information featured on this page is current as of October 31, 2015.
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