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Rank: 237

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJwww.rowan.edu
Rowan University, located in southern New Jersey, was founded as a teachers college in 1923. In the decades since, however, it has evolved into a public university with about a dozen colleges and schools. Its current enrollment is about 18,500 students, roughly 16,000 of them undergraduates. Students have a choice of 80 bachelor's degree programs in fields such as accounting, communications, engineering, and theatre; they most frequently choose business, biology, education, and psychology. The university is divided between three New Jersey sites: the main branch in Glassboro, the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, and the Cooper Medical School in Camden. In Rowan's Virtual Reality Center, students interested in new technologies get to study and develop 3D mapping projects, like rocket test engines for NASA. And a planetarium, on the Glassboro campus, is available for student research and public shows. RU's main campus in Glassboro is about 20 miles from Philadelphia.
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$32,400
% of students who get any grants
42%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$20,500
Average price for low-income students
$14,780
admissions
Acceptance rate
69%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1160/25
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
15,089
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
53%
% of need met
68%
% of students who get merit* grants
9%
Average merit grant
$8,105
student success
Graduation rate
69%
Average time to a degree
4.4 years
Average student debt
$19,670
Average salary within 3 years
$50,100
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
32%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
Mar 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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