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Campus & Student Life at Rowan University

Home to about 15,963 undergraduates in 2020, Rowan is a large, public university located in Glassboro, New Jersey. A safe, suburban environment can offer many of the amenities of city living without the constant hum. Should you tire of the campus however, Rowan offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Rowan can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Rowan Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Rowan Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 13.0% of the student population at Rowan. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Rowan Disability Services.

Rowan for the Military

While not a "service academy", Rowan does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Rowan Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Rowan for Veterans Guide.

Rowan offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, Rowan does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Rowan University

Rowan offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Rowan University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Rowan University

Rowan has a comparatively large, student body. There were 15,963 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 13,832 (86.7%). Part-time attendance was 2,131 (13.3%).


Rowan University is Ranked #1,074 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Rowan is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Rowan #1074 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Rowan University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Rowan by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Rowan Diversity Guide.

Rowan University Competes in the NCAA

Rowan has a total of 566 student athletes, 313 men and 253 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$3,039,683
Total Expenses (all teams)$3,039,683

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Rowan University Athletics

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