For the sixth consecutive year, U.S News & World Report has ranked Rowan
among the best institutions in the nation, placing the University in the "top
tier" of schools that primarily focus on bachelor- and master-level education
in its northern region. Rowan is ranked 33rd out of the 165 colleges and universities
in this category. Among public colleges, Rowan is ranked fourth.
The rankings are based on a survey of peer institutions and 16 indicators of
academic excellence, such as retention rate, graduation rate, student selectivity
and alumni giving.
The Northern Region includes schools in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode
Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware
US News & World Report also ranks colleges of engineering separately. Rowan’s
College of Engineering is ranked 32nd nationally in the latest US News rankings.
The college’s department of chemical engineering is ranked 4th nationally
and the department of electrical and computer engineering is ranked 14th.
Rowan has been recognized by other national organizations that evaluate colleges.
Kaplan included the University in “The Unofficial, Biased Insider’s
Guide to the 320 Most Interesting Colleges.” Some items that made Rowan
one of the most interesting institutions include student and faculty research,
Glassboro's downtown revitalization plans and the Rowan endowment.
Rowan was named one of the top 100 values for public colleges in the U.S. by
Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine. The rankings were based on a survey and
evaluation of more than 500 public colleges and universities in the nation.
Also, the Princeton Review included Rowan in the latest edition of “The
Best Northeastern Colleges.”