Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Size: 10, 951 undergraduate students
Percent Women: 51%
Tuition (one year): $23,352 (in-state) $31,158 (out-of-state)
Most Popular Majors: Education, Communications, Business, Home Land Security, Social Sciences
Greek Life: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 62%
For more information about financial aid, scholarships, majors, study abroad, and average test scores, visit Rowan’s website at http://www.rowan.edu/sem/admissions/
Why Choose Rowan?
“Rowan has a great engineering progrfam and compared to other schools I visted, the class sizes are perfect! I can get personal attention from all my professors.”
“Rowan is closest to home and way more affordable than other New jersey colleges. During my tour here at Rowan, I really liked the Rec center and all the exercise classes they offer. I usually go there to enjoy a good game of basketball with my friends when I’m not doing homework or something “school related”
"It just felt right when I visited. The atmosphere was welcoming and comfortable"
"The application was free and short, it was in state, not terribly expensive, good class size and I knew they had a very good education program."
"The way the freshmen housing is set up, it's right in the middle of campus and everything you need it like right there. That's convenient."
"RAH and SUP is really fun. They host movies every week, they get comedians to come and have random fun stuff to do which eases some stress."
"I really love the support I get here, from faculty and staff. All of the teachers that I've had all have office hours and offer up as much of their time to help their students. Don't ever think you can't get an A because most teachers will help."
"Profstock! I've gone the past 2 years and it is so poppin' on campus around then."
"I still love the atmosphere. I just feel like I made the right choice in choosing a school that wasn't too big which allowed me to become familiar with the campus right away, get to know my professors well, and make close friends quickly. "
I love that its big enough to see and meet different people each day, while being small enough you still see familiar faces to talk to.
"Their website is incredibly frustrating to use and I think there is an enormous lack in communication between the major branches of the university that negatively impacts the effectiveness and efficiency of it for the students."
"The Financial Aid Office. I could do their job for them."
"Parking and registration needs to be better organized so you aren't so stressed out, but I don't really know how they would do that"
New Collegiette on Campus
"Freshmen stick together because you establish this sense of comradity with you fellow classmates since orientation."
"During orientation you are put into groups based on your major and you do a bunch of ice breakers. I am still roommates and good friends with someone I met at orientation. Freshmen definitely stick together because they are all finding out about things at the same time. "
"It's a little overwhelming but moderately easy to find a niche and routine...We also took tours and had time for any questions. If you are very involved you will likely be meeting many upperclassmen but otherwise I think it takes a considerable amount of time to meet people in the higher grades."
“ It was a great experience that involved being oriented by the PROS, getting an overview of Rowan’s regulations, and getting insight into the programs offered”
“The PROS ease the transition from high school to college, but it’s easy to meet upperclassmen once you get involved on campus”
“Not that I knew of. There’s no Freshmen “hazing” like on some film/TV shows-it’s just a lot of people who aren’t familiar with the campus”
All About Academics
"Engineering is definitely one of the most popular majors. Course registration is pretty rough unless you play a sport or are in the honors concentration and get priority registration. Lots of people go to library to study. "
"I think business, communications, engineering and education seem to be the more popular majors. Course registration is too early in the morning and stressful, but relatively easy to figure out after playing around with it before hand. There is a lot of opportunity to fulfill gen ed requirements because the class sizes for each are large with many sections offered each semester."
"Education and Engineering are popular majors. Registration is pretty easy. I think our gen eds are pretty straightforward. People study in the library, student center, and ed building."
“Since Rowan was known as the “Teachers College of Glassboro” there’s a lot of education majors, but the psychology department is catching up”
“It depends on your major and the level of the course (100-300 level) but most of the professors place high standards on their students’ performance, just remember time management is key”
“There are some courses that fill up so quickly like Research Methods in Psychology, but to accommodate everyone who needed this course a new section was opened”
“The advisors are very open to meeting with students and can assist in the projected course sequence the student should follow; freshmen get an outlined course schedule at orientation. The course registration varies depending on classification (i.e. seniors usually pick courses first then freshmen)”
“The library is the ideal location for studying, but it depends on the individual: some people prefer their dorms or academic buildings”
Learn from the Best
"Professors for me are usually awkward, very intelligent, and sometimes hard to understand but usually good teachers. My favorite professor is Professor Simons and my favorite class so far would be my Number Theory and my African American Influences in American Dance class. Professor Simons can tell you what day of the week any date in history fell on in less than 30 seconds. "
"I have loved most of my professors for my major."
"I like most of my professors and classes. My favorite professor was Dr. Perry from Education. She practiced what she preached and I thought that was really cool of her to do. Doc Herrman in astronomy is the best teacher, so enthusiastic about his work."" My favorite class at Rowan do far has being my chem 1 lab class. I have professor Wetson and he is a fun and engaging professor. Also, the students in the class are all cool and enjoyable to talk to as well.""My favorite class so far had been comp 1, because my professor was very good, helpful, and patient. I love professor Fiordimondo"" Professors at Rowan are very nice with a few expectations. There are as good amount of terrible teachers and there is a good amount of good teachers."" I like the classes here. They are a good size, not too big and not too small. Most of my professors are god. Some cant hold my attention or aren't good teachers."" The office hours with m professors have been god for the most part. Some of their hours conflict with my schedule, but if I ever need to see them, they are flexible enough to make sure I will understand what is going on in class"" The professors here at Rowan are pretty good. A lot of them re pretty interesting. The classes also are not too hard. I enjoy going to class." I love my professors here. All of them are down to earth and enthusiastic about the material."
Interests and Involvement
"I play basketball for the school. The team is great, come out to see us Saturday at the 5k game!"
"Starting your own club is really easy. If you have an idea, and a few people to be on your E-Board to represent during the senate meetings, any club can get started."
"I'm pretty sure twice a year the student activities hosts a day where all the clubs set up their tables and students can go around and learn about what Rowan has and what each club does specifically. I learned about the Lyrical Alliance."
"The school fair, SGA is good to get involved with as a freshmen because your able to establish a good foundation and become aware of the organizations oncampus."
"Rowan announcer, word of mouth. SGA is really popular. I am on the Relay for life committee and I love being a part of something with my friends and making a large event happen on a college campus that brings so many people together. "
"Word of mouth or facebook/rowan announcer. It keeps me involved and its a nice way to meet people."
"People can get information through the Rowan Announcer, flyers around campus or at the Student Center student activities desk. I would think that the sports clubs are the most popular on campus with most of them tending to be pretty competitive. I like being involved in Unified Sports because it is fun for all the athletes that come every week and also fun for me."
"Football team but students don't have too much school spirit. It's not like Penn State where people look at your weird if you miss a football game. "
"I think the rugby (even though they're technically club) and football team are both well-known sports teams on campus. Sports are definitely not as popular here as at many other schools, however, some of the more major sports get a decent fan outcome. I think there is a relatively large student body involved in sports, including club sports. The athlete culture to me is like most athlete or any organization- they tend to become a tight-knit group. "
"Track and football. Not really a lot of attendance. Intramurals has a lot of participation."
"Vera bradly galore, it's different I mean everyone has their own individuality but people wear a lot of the same things. "
"Uggs, north faces, rain coats, rain boots, simple but stylish clothing. "
"Being a woman on campus seems about relatively the same as being a male on campus. Girls usually wear comfortable clothes or the typical fashions. There are women's club sports teams. I think the gender ratio is pretty close to 50-50 with a slight lean in the men's favor. "
"I think being a woman on campus is normal now, I see a lot of women who are dedicated and passionate about their futures at Rowan just like me. Many girls wear Rowan attire, sweatshirts and shirts. Some wear jeans and fashion scarves."
"I do not personally know of any women’s clubs of organizations. In my classes I feel like women definitely outnumber men. But overall I feel like the numbers are pretty equal. "
Food and Drink
“There’s 1,2,3,4,5 and probably more places to eat on campus, but Owl’s nest (campus restaurant) is absolutely delicious! Other than that, the breakfast omelets are really good. The lines are always ridiculously long but it’s always worth the wait!”
“If I don’t know exactly what I want, I always go to Profs Place because it isn’t risky. You can say that it’s consistently good. On a scale from one to ten, I would give the food here at Rowan an eight.”
"The food is college cafeteria food. You can't have high expectations, however there are moments of craving where the campus food can hit the spot. My favorite place to eat would be profs. I know some people that have gone all four years, however, the higher the grade the significantly less amount of people eat there. If you are not a freshman it is pretty easy to access a kitchen. Most on campus housing offers it if you are not living in a dorm. There is a lot of fast food places to eat that surround the campus. "
"Parties- frats, sports houses, random parties. RAH- Rowan After Hours has some good events like girls night out where you can get a free manicure and massage."
"Mostly, people have club or sports activities on the weekends during the day, and at night people usually go out, drink, or go to Landmark. There are usually many Greek parties to choose from on the weekends. There is always RAH during the weekends. staying in and hanging out with friends, or going to the bowling alley. Most people I would say are open to meeting new people especially since the college environment encourages that."
"I go out, mostly to house/frat parties. People are pretty open to meeting and mingling with new people."
"The dorms are pretty average. They aren't that big but I think that forces you to go out and make friends and teaches you how to live with another person. "
"The dorms are typical college dorms that are in varying conditions. As a freshman you are stuck in a dorm. However, someone in a higher grade can choose to live in a dorm, apartment or a town house. The dorms are perfectly safe. It is popular to live off campus because the on campus housing is outrageously priced."
"I hate that it was required to live on campus and living off campus is so much better.""Evergreen dorms are nice. They are a good size at least for me. I like how evergreen has a lounge area and the fact that we share a bathroom between two rooms."" Rowan dorms are pretty nice. They are a little small to the point where there is clutter of extra items \. Other than that they are for the most part comfortable."" It is pretty popular to live off campus as an upperclassman. I feel like it gives students a sense of independence they've never had before, by living completely on their own or with friends and having to take care of themselves.""the dorms are pretty small in Willow hall. they are not very comfortable. I do not like staying in my room for a long period of time.""As a floor our RA has held events for us to bond wit one another. At the events we eat and have a nice time""I was able to pick my roommate very easily. We met at orientation and decided that it would be fun to live with each other. I haven't had any problems, we get along great and are good friends""Freshman dorms at Rowan could definitely need some improvements. Why should dorms such as Robo and townhouses be spectacular living conditions? when the freshman dorms are outdated and dingle. I think it would be great as a freshman to be able to say "WOW! my dorm is amazing and clean" no matter what dorm you are in. every dorm should have the WOW factor"" I would consider living off camus as an upperclassman. There are certain advantages and as long as I have a vehicle, I could get back to campus with ease"" I feel safe stating here at Evergreen hall. Compare to other dorms Evergreen is more up to date with key card swipes as well as with the hey systems.""I was able to pick my roommate, in fact I am rooming with one of my best friends from high school . I t was very easy and simple process and everything has being great so far!"
“My friends and I are always searching for an amazing place to get burgers, because let’s face it, sometimes you just don’t want the cafeteria food. When the Smash Burger was built we were all pretty apprehensive about it, but it’s become our newest hangout. Some of us even just say we are going to ‘Smash’ and people know what we mean.”
“The bowling is only a few minutes away from campus. My friends and I have walked there more times than we can count. It’s a really cool spot since a lot of Rowan students hang out there too, and clubs hold a lot of fundraisers there. It’s usually easy to tell when a Rowan crowd comes in. The staff is always very nice to us there, some even recognize us!”
“The best thing about Glassboro is that they are very welcoming of Rowan students. A majority of the nearby shops allow you to use your Rowan cash (Boro Bucks) when shopping. It’s perfect, because when you don’t have money, you can always use your Boro Bucks to go grocery shopping at the grocery store, order a pizza, or dine at a restaurant. I even got my hair cut and dyed with my Boro Bucks! I never heard of a city being this generous and open with a college.”
“Landmark is basically the watering hole at Rowan. Almost everyone has been, and those who haven’t have at least heard of it. The food is amazing and so is the nightlife (If you’re twenty-one that is). It’s right across from the Rowan Boulevard apartments.”
There are plenty of restaurants and after a while your going to start believing boro bucks is real money.
HC's Complete College Guide: Rowan University
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