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Rowan University Admissions Facts

Rowan University Admissions Facts

Rowan University is a public university located in Glassboro, New Jersey, between Philadelphia and Atlantic City. It has an acceptance rate of 71 percent. The college has a 15 to 1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of about 20. Rowan offers 87 undergraduate majors through its eight colleges. Music education and business administration are most popular among undergraduates. It began as a teacher preparation college in 1923.

The college frequently ranks well among regional colleges, and it has also been included in Princeton Review's Best Colleges books. In athletics, the Rowan Profs compete in the NCAA Division III New Jersey Athletic Conference.

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Admissions Data (2016)

  • Percent of Applicants Admitted: 71 percent
  • GPA, SAT and ACT Graph for Rowan
  • Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 500 / 600
    • SAT Math: 520 / 630
    • SAT Writing: - / -
    • ACT score comparison for New Jersey colleges

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 17,372 (14,345 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 54 percent male / 46 percent female
  • 89 percent full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $13,108 (in-state); $21,378 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,600 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,948
  • Other Expenses: $3,681
  • Total Cost: $30,337 (in-state); $38,607 (out-of-state)

Rowan University Financial Aid (2015-16)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 86 percent
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 60 percent
    • Loans: 65 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,587
    • Loans: $6,555

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, English, History, Music Education, Psychology, Public Relations, Radio and Television
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Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85 percent
  • Transfer Out Rate: 16 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 48 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 71 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Cross Country, Track and Field, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Volleyball, Track and Field, Basketball, Cross Country

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Rowan University Mission Statement:

mission statement from //www.rowan.edu/subpages/about/#mission

"A leading public institution, Rowan University combines liberal education with professional preparation from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Rowan provides a collaborative, learning-centered environment in which highly qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and students integrate teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, and community service. Through intellectual, social and cultural contributions, the University enriches the lives of those in the campus community and surrounding region."

Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics