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Rowan University

Glassboro, New Jersey
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Overview
Public
12,731 Undergraduates
71% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Large
Public
Region: Northeast
Division 3
Size: Medium
Doctoral
Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, New Jersey
8028
(856) 256-4000
www.rowan.edu

Rowan University, a public research university located in Glassboro, New Jersey, is one of the top 175 institutions of higher education in the United States. It was established as the Glassboro Normal School in 1923, and was initially an all-women’s school. The name was changed to Glassboro State College and in 1992, it became a university. Today, the campus sits on nearly 200 acres of land in a suburban setting. Its motto is “Eruditio spes mundi” or “Education, hope of the world.” Notable alumni include author Ric Edelman, choreographer Shaun T, singer-songwriter Patti Smith, actor Robert Hegyes, politician Fred H. Madden, politician Jack Collins, educator Betty Castor, artist Soraida Martinez, football player Dino Hall and chemical engineer and Miss Delaware 2006 Jamie Ginn. The school’s colors are Rowan brown and gold, the mascot is Prof and the teams are nicknamed the Profs. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division III-NJAC, and there are 18 different varsity sports teams. Varsity sports offered by the university include men’s baseball, basketball, football, swimming and diving, cross country and soccer, and women’s basketball, volleyball, softball, track and field, cross country and swimming and diving. Sports clubs include archery, ballroom dance, baseball, table tennis and men’s and women’s ultimate frisbee.

Location

Glassboro is a borough in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 18,579, reflecting a decline of 489 from the 19,068 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 3,454 over the 15,614 counted in the 1990 Census.What is now Glassboro was originally formed as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 11, 1878, from portions of Clayton Township. Portions of the township were taken to form Elk Township and Pitman . More from Wikipedia...

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Students
55%

Men

45%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

1626

New Transfer Students

Admissions
71%

Acceptance Rate

24%

Enrollment Yield

1020-1230

SAT Range

13,520

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$18,067

Typical Cost

$21,890

Out-Of-State (published)

$13,422

In-State (published)

86%

Recieve Financial Aid

93%

Have Loans

$17,000

Median Debt

Academics
17.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Miscellaneous Education

Top Major

2

National Academy Members

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

New Jersey Athletic Conference

Basketball Conference:

New Jersey Athletic Conference

Track & Field Conference:

New Jersey Athletic Conference

Football Division:

3

Basketball Division:

3

Track Division:

3

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