Rowan University

Glassboro, New Jersey, United States
A leading public institution, Rowan University combines liberal education with professional preparation from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. 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 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.


Rowan has attracted the attention of national organizations that evaluate colleges and universities. U.S. News & World Report ranks Rowan University 19th of Northern Regional Universities and third among the public institutions in the category. The College of Engineering is ranked 32nd nationally among master’s level programs and the Chemical Engineering program is ranked third.The Princeton Review included Rowan in its latest edition “The Best Northeastern Colleges” and included the Rohrer College of Business in its edition of the “Best 295 Business Schools” from among more than 1,800 business schools.


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.


The Rowan University Alumni Association offers alumni a monthly career and professional development webinar series. All webinars are held on the first Wednesday of each month, except January, when it's the second Wednesday.

Alumni are also encouraged to join an ongoing discussion about careers, career opportunities and ideas with classmates and fellow alumni. Building a successful career starts with having the right job search skills. Explore our career services website today, and keep an eye out for emails with more information about upcoming webinars.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Humanities (2)
Journalism & Media (2)
Law (1)


Student services

The Office of Career Advancement at Rowan University also provides Rowan alumni with individual advisement, resume assistance, interview preparation and use of the Career Resource Center. The Office of Career Advancement is located on the second floor of Savitz Hall. Individual appointments can be made by calling 856-256-4456.

Housing services

Rowan features eight residence halls and five apartment communities nestled among the trees of a 200-acre campus in historic Glassboro, New Jersey. Students who live on campus benefit from facilities and resources that support students’ success as they transition to living independently. Research and experience tells us that students who live on campus participate more in student organizations, are more likely to complete a degree in four years and earn higher GPAs.

Library services

Rowan University Libraries provides the Rowan community with access to an extensive range of resources and services, which are accessible through four physical libraries and through the Library website. Subscriptions to more than 55,000 online journals and thousands of other e-resources are available 24/7 through the Library website.

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

Rowan University is located in the southern New Jersey town of Glassboro, 18 miles southeast of Philadelphia. The campus is easily reached from the N.J. Turnpike, the Atlantic City Expressway or any of the Delaware River Bridges.

Sports facilities

Develop your skills, compete alongside peers and help take your sport to the next level! All sport clubs are student run and student initiated; however, they receive professional guidance and financial support from the REC. While some clubs are highly competitive and play other schools, others are instructional or recreational in nature.

Student clubs

Student Organization Services is a collaborative partnership to support the variety of clubs and organizations at Rowan University.


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.

Glassboro, New Jersey, United States