Rowan University is a public, comprehensive research university located in Glassboro, New Jersey. Founded in 1923, Rowan University has evolved from being a teacher preparation college into a bustling, regional university. The University was originally established to address the need for the proper training of teachers in South Jersey, beginning as a two-year training school for teachers, known back then as a normal school. The town of Glassboro was chosen for its excellent rail system, the “harmonious blend of industry and agriculture,” the beauty of the area and its strategic location in the heart of South Jersey. Today, Rowan University is ranked among the best public universities in the North by names such as U.S. News & World Report and has developed a strong regional reputation.
Academic ProgramsRowan University’s mission is to combine “liberal education with professional preparation from the baccalaureate through the doctorate.” The University’s mission statement continues, “Rowan provides a collaborative, learning-centered environment in which highly qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and students integrate teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity and community service. Through intellectual, social and cultural contributions, the university enriches the lives of those in the campus community and surrounding region.” Rowan University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has been so since 1958.
Rowan University is comprised of several colleges and schools, including the College of Communication & Creative Arts; the College of Education; the College of Health Sciences; the College of Humanities & Social Sciences; the College of Performing Arts; the College of Science & Mathematics; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Rohrer College of Business; the School of Earch & Environment; the School of Health Professions; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; and the Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine. More than 80 bachelor degree programs are offered as well as over 65 graduate-level degrees including master’s, doctoral, and professional programs.
Student LifeRowan University has a total enrollment figure of more than 16,000, including well over 13,000 undergraduate students. On-campus student housing is available through more than a dozen residence halls and apartments including freshman-only housing. Rowan University also offers several of on- and off-campus dining options, providing flexibility, convenience and variety.
A “green” school, Rowan University is committed to sustainability and conducts research on alternative sources of fuel and in reducing waste in order to leave a smaller carbon footprint. Dedicated to serving the local community, Rowan University’s Office of Service Learning Volunteerism & Community endeavors to promote a community of active citizens. Students at Rowan also enjoy a variety of student-led clubs, events and activities and benefit from the Rowan Rec Center, a 92,000 square-foot health club which is open year-round and offers fitness programs, recreational activities, intramural sports, and instructional classes. An NCAA Division III school, Rowan University fields a number of varsity athletic teams which compete in the New Jersey Athletic Conference.