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Rowan University

Glassboro, New Jersey, United States
Experience Rowan. With a vibrant community filled with a multitude of cultural, entertainment, artistic and athletic events open to the public, Rowan is the place to be. 

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Journalism & Media (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Law (1)



Rowan University has evolved from its humble beginning in 1923 as a normal school, with a mission to train teachers for South Jersey classrooms, to a comprehensive public research university with a strong regional reputation.

In the early 1900s, many New Jersey teachers lacked proper training because of a shortage of schools in the state that provided such an education.


With more than 80 bachelor's and 60 master's degree programs, five doctoral programs and two professional programs, students can pursue any number of professional callings. Our nationally ranked academic programs are taught in small classes, by faculty who are engaged with their students, connected in their fields, and invested in student achievement. For those unsure of what degree to pursue, our Exploratory Studies Program provides supportive advising and resources designed to allow students to learn more about a variety of majors and careers, until they find the path that is right for them.


Research at Rowan occurs in a collaborative, learning-centered environment. Highly qualified and diverse teams of faculty, staff, and students integrate teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity and community service. Our collaborations are local as well as international. Our faculty are renowned for their research expertise, as demonstrated by their competitive grant awards and publications in prestigious peer-reviewed journals. 


“The mission of the Office of Career Advancement (OCA) is to engage students in the development and implementation of meaningful educational and career goals consistent with their personal values, interests, and abilities. To this end, the office team helps students and alumni create an effective framework for a lifetime of active career management through one-on-one counseling, workshops, recruitment programs, career fairs, job posting databases and by promoting strong partnerships with employers, academic departments, and the university community.”

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Student services

Student Affairs provides and supports a collaborative learning environment that promotes the education of the whole person within a global society. Student Affairs is dedicated to actively engaging students by encouraging healthy life choices, multicultural competency, personal and professional growth, campus and community involvement, civic responsibility and leadership development. As an integral partner in the educational process, Student Affairs is committed to student learning and continual improvement through ongoing assessment and review of its programs and services.

Housing services

Welcome Home!  Rowan University features nine residence halls and six apartment communities nestled among the trees of a 200 acre campus in historic Glassboro, New Jersey. University and affiliated residences provide easy access to campus resources, recreational facilities and social opportunities.


Library services

Campbell Library is home to nearly 350,000 print volumes, along with 500,000 electronic resources, a selective Government Documents Depository, Rowan University Archives & Special Collections, and the RCA Heritage Museum.​Housed at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden, the CMSRU Library is comprised mainly of electronic books, journals, databases and related-specialty collections.

ICT services

The Division of Information Resources & Technology (IRT) is responsible for all technology services available on the Glassboro, Camden and Stratford campuses of Rowan University.

Our team supports the University's network, email systems, data centers, telephones, technology for classrooms and research and learning management systems. We also provide hardware and software support for students.

Medical services

Student Health Services offers illness and injury visits free of charge. Evaluation by a physician or nurse practitioner, some medications and treatments, and/or referral for illnesses or injuries are offered to all matriculated students attending classes. Student Health Services does not take the place of a primary care physician. 

Student Life

Campus life

The Rowan community is a vibrant one, with students pursuing fulfillment through participation in wide-ranging opportunities. We encourage healthy life choices, multicultural competency, personal and professional growth, campus and community involvement, civic responsibility and leadership development. Our student-centered approach promotes the education of the whole person within a global society, helping students prepare for life after Rowan.

Sports facilities

Take your sport to the next level with student-run sports clubs. While some clubs are highly competitive, others are instructional or recreational. All receive support from the Rec.

Our Division III student-athletes develop as scholars, athletes and citizens, thanks to their competitive experiences and strong support services provided by our intercollegiate athletic department.

Intramural sports offer recreational activities for students of all levels of ability. We offer individual sports, dual sports and team sports for male, female, and co-rec participants.

A $4.2 million renovation and expansion of the John Green Team House and Esbjornson Gymnasium offers student-athletes first class facilities. 

Student clubs

We encourage students to embrace opportunities that foster their personal and professional growth both in and out of the classroom. Find your passion and discover your strengths as you engage in philanthropic, cultural, leadership and social activities. Spanning topics from accounting to wrestling, over 273 student groups (132 chartered by the SGA) at Rowan represent the diversity of the university. They offer opportunities for discovery in academics, sports, ethnicity/culture, community service, leadership, Greek Life, performance and religion/philosophy. 


Rowan University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The University's accreditation was most recently affirmed in 2014, following the Periodic Review Report.

Student Reviews

Research is exhausting without good mentoring
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

As a research fellow I had lot of responsabilities. Lack of mentoring caused a problem for me . The lab work was so exhausting .

Glassboro, New Jersey, United States

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