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Rowan University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Rowan University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Rowan University Ranked?

2021 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 83 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Rowan as #450 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 33 colleges in New Jersey, Rowan is ranked at #11.

See all of the rankings for Rowan University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Rowan?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Rowan University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 69%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 91% 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 630. Math scores were between 510 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Rowan University  ( 540 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for Rowan University  ( 510 to 630 )
Rowan received ACT scores from 17% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Rowan University  ( 22 to 28 )

Learn more about Rowan University admissions.

Rowan University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Rowan University, this ratio is 17 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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 49%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  49 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Rowan University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Rowan University has a freshmen retention rate of 85%. 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  85 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 43%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  43 out of 100

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

Good Overall Diversity at Rowan

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 16,011 undergraduates at Rowan with 14,055 being full-time and 1,956 being part-time.

Rowan Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Rowan is 62.14 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  62.14 out of 100
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How Much Does Rowan University Cost?

The overall average net price of Rowan is $25,529. 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 +
$17,192 $19,218 $25,705 $30,717 $31,180

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Rowan, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $6,586 a year. That adds up to $26,344 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Rowan is 5.6%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Rowan make around $50,000 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Rowan graduates since it is 26% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Rowan University make the most money.

Location of Rowan University

Rowan University is a public institution situated in Glassboro, New Jersey. Rowan is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Location of Rowan University

Contact details for Rowan are given below.

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

Rowan University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 76 majors graduated from Rowan University. Of these students, 3,684 received undergraduate degrees and 777 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 337 $30,900
Business Administration & Management 322 $42,400
General Biology 228 $29,600
Teacher Education Subject Specific 224 $36,300
Criminal Justice & Corrections 218 $30,900
Public Relations & Advertising 178 $35,300
Liberal Arts General Studies 158 $36,300
Finance & Financial Management 151 $50,000
Accounting 146 $46,900
Audiovisual Communications 124 $23,000

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

Online Learning at Rowan

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 6,212 students took at least one online class at Rowan University. This is an increase from the 5,317 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 6,212 1,524
2016-2017 5,317 1,275
2015-2016 4,440 1,116
2014-2015 3,439 1,095
2013-2014 2,312 901

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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