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Rowan Fast Facts 2015-2016

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


Situated 20 minutes southeast of Philadelphia, Pa., Rowan University is a state-designated public research institution with campuses in Glassboro, Camden and Stratford, N.J. offering bachelors through doctoral programs to 16,100 students.

In the past three years, Rowan created a School of Biomedical Science & Health Professions, opened Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden, and acquired the Stratford-based School of Osteopathic Medicine and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Rowan is now just the second university in the nation to offer both M.D. and D.O. medical degrees. Rowan is collaborating with Rutgers-Camden to create degree programs in the health and medical fields.

Designated in 2013 as New Jersey’s second comprehensive public research institution, Rowan plans to increase sponsored research to $100 million per year by 2023.


In its 2016 Best Colleges listing, U.S. News & World Report ranks Rowan #19 among Best Regional Universities–North out of 131 schools and #3 among public institutions in its category.

Undergraduate programs in the University’s Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering improved six places in this year’s U.S. News study, from #34 to #28, tying with four other institutions out of 214.

U.S. News also ranks Rowan #3 among 49 schools in its category for “Best Colleges for Veterans.”

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


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