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Rowan University Data & Information Overview

457 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
84% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Rowan University Ranked?

#329 Best Colleges in Nation
#7 Best Colleges in NJ
Criminal Justice & Corrections Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Rowan University was awarded 457 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminal justice & corrections.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Rowan is ranked #329 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Rowan held the #408 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Rowan is also ranked #7 out of 44 schools in New Jersey.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Rowan?

84% Acceptance Rate
51% Of Accepted Are Women
45% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Rowan University has an acceptance rate of 84%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 45% of students accepted to Rowan submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Rowan University  ( 540 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Rowan University  ( 530 to 640 )
Rowan received ACT scores from 3% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Rowan University  ( 23 to 30 )

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Rowan University Faculty

17 to 1 Student to Faculty
52% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, Rowan University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Rowan University is 52%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  52 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Rowan University

83% Freshmen Retention
49% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Rowan University has a freshmen retention rate of 83%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Rowan the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 49%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  49 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Rowan University.

Rowan University Undergraduate Student Diversity

13,832 Full-Time Undergraduates
32.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
46.7% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 15,963 undergraduates at Rowan with 13,832 being full-time and 2,131 being part-time.

How Much Does Rowan University Cost?

$27,158 Net Price
55% Take Out Loans
$35,192 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Rowan is $27,158. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Rowan

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,693 $21,292 $27,278 $31,221 $32,162

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Rowan, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Rowan, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $8,798 a year. That adds up to $35,192 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Rowan is 4.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Rowan Graduates Make?

$55,410 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Rowan make about $55,410 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Rowan students since it is 30% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Rowan University make the most money.

Location of Rowan University

New Jersey State
13,832 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Rowan University is a public institution situated in Glassboro, New Jersey. Rowan is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for Rowan are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028
Phone: 856-256-4000

Rowan University Majors

81 Majors With Completions
4,322 Undergraduate Degrees
1,131 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 81 majors graduated from Rowan University. Of these students, 4,322 received undergraduate degrees and 1,131 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 485 $28,429
Business Administration & Management 296 $42,282
General Biology 294 $29,579
Criminal Justice & Corrections 288 $32,026
Public Relations & Advertising 199 $32,714
Teacher Education Grade Specific 198 NA
Finance & Financial Management 169 $45,962
Accounting 165 $49,122
Liberal Arts General Studies 154 $34,175
Computer Information Systems 153 $54,859

Learn more about the majors offered at Rowan University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Rowan

51% Take At Least One Class Online
13% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 9,750 students took at least one online class at Rowan University. This is a decrease from the 11,628 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 9,750 2,481
2019-2020 11,628 2,063
2018-2019 6,694 1,653
2017-2018 6,212 1,524
2016-2017 5,317 1,275

Learn more about online learning at Rowan University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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