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  • 08/11/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 out of 27 people found this review useful. 1 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you're not into a huge school but you're afraid of a small school, Rowan is perfect for you. Because Rowan is a Division 3 college and has only about 10,000 students it is easy to get involved and play sports competitively or just for fun. It has a great Education Program if you are interested in that. Around campus there is also a good social life with a variety of people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Rowan may seem like a small school, too close to home, or not located in a good area. Those are the reasons I did not visit at first. But after visiting a friend there, I immediately fell in love with the school, its welcoming atmosphere and everything about it. Don't let misconceptions or ideas hold you back from visiting Rowan. It's definitely making a lot of positive changes to expand the campus. Not everyone goes home on the weekends - a lot of people stay!

    Bang for the buck

    Every college is expensive in this economy but Rowan's tuition is great compared to most universities. They have also reached out and offered many loan options for me.

    Am enjoying being here

    At first I attended University of Delaware where I did not feel comfortable at all. After I came to Rowan in the Spring 2009, I immediately felt welcome and accpeted on the medium size campus. I loved my housing assignment and location of it. During my time here I am making many friends and having a lot of fun.

    Am learning a lot

    Not only have I learned a lot academically from my teachers and peers, I have learned a lot about myself. Rowan has provided me with great teachers who enjoy teaching their class and always are there for extra help!

  • 01/08/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 13 people found this review useful. 2 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The courses and professors are really worth the tuition. And some of the professors have had their fame. My professor for Journalism Principles and Practices wrote the text books and has appeared on many news television programs. Also all the professors i have taken are always willing to help each and every student.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at Rowan. The campus is pretty big but there are some great buildings and services. The social life is great and weekend activities are never in short supply thanks to Rowan After Hours. The cafeteria has a great selection. The dorms are really great as well. My freshman dorm was pretty big and i made tons of friends just in my hallway.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a Broadcast Journalism major but I have taken a few classes outside of the major for requirements and have loved them. This past semester i took Meteorology not just because I needed to fulfill a science requirement but because I am very interested in the nature and weather of our planet. I am learning so much at Rowan that will help me in the future and the real world.

  • 07/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 17 people found this review useful. 3 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    education, engineering

    Tips for prospective students

    i would apply threw eof they have many resources to benefit students

    Bang for the buck

    i do not believe we get what we are paying for most of rowans professors are adjuncts im not pay 25,000 a year to have all adjunct professors. there is never any parking and the meal plans and dorms are way over priced and not what should be expected

    Am enjoying being here

    the campus is great but sometimes its not so great campus security does not do their job

    Am learning a lot

    You learn alot but alot of professors are adjuncts so most of the time they do not know the material you have to learn it on your own

  • 05/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 4 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Passionate, Creative, and that want practical experience in their field.

    Tips for prospective students

    Like any college, go the tour and ask at lest 4 students what they think about the school. At Rowan though you are welcomed to email, call and arrange a visit to meet any professor or department chair and ask them any questions you may have or your parents may have about the school.

    Bang for the buck

    Simply the amount of individual attention you have here from professors is incredible. The University could improve some of the theatre facilities. But the price is great.

    Am enjoying being here

    It might sound crazy, but an University with 10,000 students couldn't be more intimate than Rowan. From the friendly professors to an openminded campus of friends. Every student makes strong bonds here.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm a double major in Theatre Arts and Fine Arts. I couldn't be happier. I have Professors that are available everyday anytime to talk about anything I need to talk about. The Professors are very passionate and talented in what they do and are more than willing to share their experiences with us. There is also a great deal of support available and opportunity, no matter what year you are in. As a Freshman I was able to design one student production already. There is not barrier for you to succeed. The philosophy of most professors in my particular area is that one can only learn by living it. Thus from the first year and beyond, students are immersed in the Main Stage Productions and learn on the job. This is great for us because it helps us discover our practical strengths and weakness as well as it shows us how to apply techniques taught in theory. I been learning a lot from my professors. Another wonderful thing is the learning that happens among peers. Because of our program size we develop close relationships with our peers. This friendly intermingling of Juniors and Seniors with Freshman and Sophomores allows for a mutual exchange of knowledge that develops strong professionals after 4 years.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 5 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Glassboro, NJ does not have a good reputation if you did not know, although it is so safe with many programs. We have our own police force which are known as Robo Cops, Rowan Help Hotline, Glassboro Police who protect the borders of Rowan from the nearby Glassboro High school directly across 322 and many assistance boxes located every 100 feet in case of an emergency!

    Greek Life

    We have Greek life at Rowan. Many fraternities include: Pi Kappa Alpha, Phi Kappa Psi, Alpha Chi Rho, Alpha Phi Omega, Sigma Pi, FIJI, TKE and DKE who are off-campus. The sororities are: Alpha Epsilon Phi, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Delta Phi Epsilon and Theta Phi Alpha. They were letters and hold many campus-wide events.

    Clubs and Activities

    I cannot even begin to explain clubs at Rowan. There are probably about 500 clubs here that are on campus and commute to many different places. Anyone can even start their own club with 4 people or bring a new sorority or fraternity on campus with an easy application!

    Great for these types of students

    Rowan University is great for people that embrace diversity. You learn os much from other people here at Rowan and it is necessary to find out who you truly are. Although if you consider yourself a typeof person, Rowan appeals to cultural-based people, religious people, partiers, non-drinkers, athletes and basically anyone who has a passion for something, music, singing etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a beautiful bridge located near the new engineer building great for if you need a get away.

    Bang for the buck

    This school has so much to offer we are constantly adding new programs, the advisers have so many connections and overall the campus is just something you learn to love.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club, make a band, go out on the weekend and be safe, make friends. There is a college shopping center off of Delsea Dr. and Main St. (2 streets you'll know well) and Landmark is a great loacl bar and grill directly across from the campus that is very popular and a Wawa on the corner, if you're an east coaster this is essential.

    Food and Dining

    Food is amazing at Rowan. There are many places within academic halls to eat, a food court on the bottom level of the student center. There is an amazing coffee place in the pit called Jazzman that accepts meal plans (unlimited coffee is amazing). There are four places on the first level to eat: Profs, which is deli and grill sandwiches,

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be rough at times but you need to get along with the roommate you have a small space with a desk, closet, dresser and a bed frame (that is really high unless you get a guy to adjust it)

    Academic Rigor

    Rowan, for me, the classes are not super hard because I put my all into each class. You may have a hard time as a bio or engineer though many professors do not speak English very well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should get involved on Campus. There are many programs that are student run here at Rowan including SUP, Student University Programmers, and RAH, Rowan After Hours. They are for all students and appeal mainly to those that do not go out on the weekend and party. Many people are friendly and are easy to approach so do not be afraid to ask for help when you need it!

    In three sentences

    Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey is a diverse college that is full of opportunities for students that desire a better education. It offers over 200 programs for different majors and connections that will last a lifetime. Student Life appeals to anyone and everyone that has a passion for something and no one is left out.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 6 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safest place in town!

    Bang for the buck

    College is college. You pay for what you get. Tuition costs are rising all the time, but Rowan still manages to make it count. If you notice a rise in tuition, you'll likely also notice improvements and additions on campus.

    What to do for fun

    At Rowan, we know how to work and play. On the weekends, the students like to get down and party. However, if partying isn't for you, We have great activities on campus such as Rowan After Hours. On the weekends, Rowan After Hours often brings in celebrity guests such as Craig Robinson and All-American Rejects for entertainment and takes evening trips to nearby Philadelphia.

    Food and Dining

    Dining at Rowan isn't all that great, but it gets the job done. There aren't many places to eat on campus, but with the addition of Rowan Boulevard, more restaurants are soon to come!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Rowan is great, and it's getting even better with the addition of Rowan Boulevard. The new community houses the Whitney Center and Rowan Boulevard Apartments, which both support deluxe upperclassmen housing.

    Academic Rigor

    We have great programs to offer like our engineering program, which is one of the best in the country. With the exceptional status of our programs, quality is expected.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're someone who is fun and energetic, then come to Rowan, even just for a visit. If you're serious about academic, but like having fun, then Rowan is the place for you.

    In three sentences

    Rowan is in my opinion is one of the best undergraduate schools in New Jersey. We have great academic programs like our top tiered engineering program, and we have a great array of campus life and opportunity. Life at Rowan makes it easy to work hard and play hard.

  • 04/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 7 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Theater Arts

    Tips for prospective students

    Contact the head of the department - they are always looking to answer questions and love helping interested students with anything they need

    Bang for the buck

    I live out of state and I'm paying less than I would if I went to a school in the state I am from.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a Junior Theatre Design Major at Rowan. I love it so much! I am from MA and passed up NY theater school because I feel Rowan has one of the best programs. All there teachers are currently working in and around the Philadelphia area and some even in New York City. They are always getting us professional jobs and know how to live a successful theater life. There are so many opportunities for students to work in their field of choice. You don't have to wait until your are an upperclassmen like most schools. As a freshmen I was already assisting the designer with the painting of the sets and working in the student run Lab Theatre as a designer and stage manager. Also the theater department at Rowan is a big family. Everyone knows everyone and are instant friends. When you graduate from Rowan as a Theater Major you leave well rounded and prepared to do anything in the theater world. Other theater programs do not do this for you. If you are looking for a great program Rowan has it. And if you ever want more information students are always excited to talk about the program and hand out their contact information like candy. Apply! You will not regret it.

  • 06/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 4 people found this review useful. 8 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, outspoken, friendly, smart, competitive

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus, you would enjoy your college life more.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's my freshmen year and it's kind of lonely, you have to get out more and become very outspoken and friendly to have friends.

  • 09/21/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    money savvy students

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep focus and stay on top of things with the application progress...it take a while

    Bang for the buck

    I plan to commute and that hacks off$10000 off the tuition right there!

    Will enjoy being here

    My boyfriend goes to Rowan and he loves it! I visited there and he took me on a tour and i fell in love with the campus and all it has to offer!

    Will learn a lot

    I'm excited to see what Rowan's classes have to offer within my major of education. My boyfriend loves his classes and professors. He says they are really approachable! He is a GIS major.

  • 01/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    we have blue lights all over campus and you can see at least 2 from every one you are next to. if you are in trouble you can press the button on a blue light and you will be helped quickly

    Clubs and Activities

    there are so many clubs and activities and if you can not find any clubs you like, you can create a new club.

    Great for these types of students

    all types of students.

    Bang for the buck

    the school is pretty cheap compared to other schools and has a lot to offer.

    What to do for fun

    rah and sup events can be very fun. on saturdays you can go into philly for free or you can hang around glassboro. there is also a mall about 20 minutes away if you know anyone with a car, and there is a mini strip-mall about a 10 minute walk away where you can get your nails done, go tanning, get food, etc.

    Food and Dining

    there is all different types of food which taste like jersey food. there are 4 main places to get food and each offers different types of food such as wraps, sandwiches, pasta, pizza, salad, tacos, pancakes, bagels, cheese-steaks and more.

    Dorm Life

    the rooms are not the largest but the communities in the halls are great.

    Academic Rigor

    some classes can be hard and others are easy. it all depends on the teachers and classes you take.

    Tips for prospective students

    look up teachers before you add classes to make sure the teachers you get are ones you will like. it is also a good idea to get most books from amazon, half, and current students.

    In three sentences

    the school is great. everyone wants to help you with all different types of academic work. also, there is something for everyone.

  • 07/20/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Criminal Justice, Liberal Arts, and Business Students

    Tips for prospective students

    Just go to the campus and check it out talk to the students walking around. Just engage in the activities on campus you will not want to leave.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes absolutely! The gym is amazing and gigantic, the food is delicious tons to choose from, and the resources given are all there to make your life on campus so much easier.

    Will enjoy being here

    I can't wait to try everything at the Rowan, the clubs and all the activities funded by my peers at Rowan.

    Will learn a lot

    I am looking forward to the experience at the university so far the teachers and students have helped me so much transferring.

  • 02/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    it's centrally located in the student center which makes it easy to find. could use some improvement in variety.

    Dorm Life

    dorms are so great. in comparison to a lot of universities, especially large ones, our dorming facilities are really top notch.

    Academic Rigor

    do your work, and you'll do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    definitely look into your major and make sure it's right for you. there are many resources through the school and the website that will help you determine this. get familiar with campus and with on campus services that you can use to your advantage.

    In three sentences

    great public university with many opportunities and great location near philadelphia. small, but wonderful campus that is easy to navigate. helpful faculty at your disposal to use to your advantage.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    one of the best public safety departments in the country. we have nationally accredited police, active and vigilant security officers, and a 24/7 coverage, student run emergency medical service boasting two bls ambulances and nj state licensed emts to staff them.

    Greek Life

    has been in decline due to increased police patrol and crackdowns on parties.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are a lot of clubs on campus and easy ways to get started with new ones.

    Great for these types of students

    suburban-minded easily entertained academically inclined

    Bang for the buck

    considering the advanced technology and equipment on campus, i could not get a better deal at any other institution than rowan offers.

    What to do for fun

    glassboro is pretty dull (until you turn 21 and can go to landmark), but the student university programmers have a shuttle bus into philadelphia every friday night, and there are other off-campus trips, things to do on-campus, and certainly lots of clubs to get involved with.

    Food and Dining

    the food leaves plenty to be desired, but it is tolerable and can be supplemented by one of the many restaurants in the area.

    Dorm Life

    i for one have found dorm life to be very exciting and one of the best parts of rowan life. while it can get a little loud on weekends, i wouldn't trade the friendships formed in the dorms for anything.

    Academic Rigor

    in the engineering program for sure and in other majors too there is certainly no shortage of work. while some majors may not have the strictest requirements, students in those departments can definitely make the curriculum as challenging as they like by choosing electives over and above what is the bare minimum.

    Tips for prospective students

    be sure to get your applications in on time and be sure submit sat and act scores. there are set guidelines for academic scholarships that you might just fit into without knowing it.

    In three sentences

    rowan is a great school for all types: both those with a firm idea about what they want and those looking for something to become passionate about. there is definitely plenty to look forward to for anyone who chooses to attend. i wouldn't transfer out for anything.

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Aside from a few incidents in Rowan's history, the Rowan Police patrol regularly and there are many emergency buttons around campus to get you into contact with public safety should anything come up.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs are very active in recruiting and making their causes known around campus. I'm a part of an environmentally based club that and there are clubs for young republicans (and democrats of course) as well as for political science, sociology, science fiction, and everything in between.

    Great for these types of students

    Rowan is great for laid back or eccentric students who want to work and be able to have fun each week to unwind after a week of classes.

    What to do for fun

    there are plenty of parties going on each week, and plenty of places around like movie theaters and bowling alley's. There are also plenty of activities hosted by Rowan such as trips to to New York or Philadelphia on the weekends as well as interesting activities such as casino night hosted by Rowan as well.

    Food and Dining

    The atmosphere in the dining areas is very laid back and the food is decent but not the greatest.

    Dorm Life

    Friends are easy to come by and the majority of students seem very helpful. I'm not big on parties but they can be found around campus as can study groups when it comes to finals week. Students generally respect each other follow the quiet hour rules come nightfall or finals week.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on your major, music and engineering majors seem to be busy around the clock but psychology majors seem to have it relatively easy. The courses for me seem to be fairly rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    A good tip would be to keep your head straight and not let parties take over what you do each week, attending college is for the degree not the parties that happen each week.

    In three sentences

    Rowan is a great place with an active nightlife and professors who care. The campus is a good size, not too big and not too small, and is surrounded by many different kinds of stores in the Glassboro area.

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    i am enroll in Asian culture association, i love the club. we can express many thinking, and able to make more friends.

    What to do for fun

    join clubs, and attain many sessions

    In three sentences

    it is a great school, nice people, and small campus. it is a convenience campus, easily to get food and close to many stores. it contain many majors.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is extremely safe. There is constant student patrol, Rowan Security and Rowan Police as well Glassboro Police. On campus you are always able to see a blue light which has a button able to be pushed in case of an emergency. Most buildings require your ID card or a key in order to get in as well.

    Greek Life

    There is a strong Greek Life. Not everyone is involved but for people who want to be involved there are numerous Sororities and Fraternities to choose from. They do a good amount of community service but also know how to have fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs on campus. There is literally something for everyone. Clubs range from musical theatre to video games to sports teams as well as honors and academic clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Rowan is great for students who prefer to know their professors and teachers. The class sizes are similar to high school class sizes. The campus is not very large but there are extreme opportunities for fun and adventure. Students are mainly from the east coast but there is a lot of diversity as well. Rowan is great for people who are excited about their future and want to take the right steps in obtaining their goals.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One hidden location on campus is a lake behind the new engineering building. It is in the middle of the woods as well but it is a beautiful location that not a lot of people know about. There are also so many places to run and play outside.

    Bang for the buck

    A lot is provided for you with your tuition. There are numerous opportunities to have fun, meet people, learn a lot and have an amazing college experience. However, most of that falls of the individual. You have to be willing to work and willing to have fun!

    What to do for fun

    There are many on-campus and off-campus events and locations for fun. Rowan After Hours is a program that is held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday that has free activities, giveaways and food. There are constant shows and entertainment venues. There is also plenty of opportunity for organized sports and games. Off-Campus there are close by bowling allies, malls and for when age appropriate restaurants, bars and clubs. Constant trips and adventures are available as well a free or very cheap for students of the university.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good! There are many options to choose from ranging from a grill, to a salad bar, a sandwich station and a cereal bar. Your meal plan also gives money for selected off campus locations such as salad works, subway, mcdonalds, dounkin doughnuts and many more!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very livable and they get better as you get older. You may have an awesome roommate you may have one that you don't get along with. However, you will find friends that make your experience great. Freshmen dorms are a bit small but there are many different kinds of rooms and styles of living. I promise it will be a great experience and one you will learn from as well.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes vary in difficulty. When you are finally able to, take classes that you will be interested in. It really is a privilege to be able to take classes that cater to your interests so take advantage of them. Use the library and study time when needed but also just pay attention and participate in call. That is the best way to understand the material and do well when it comes to essays, projects, and exams.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open and willing to try new things and meet new people! There is so much more to college than partying. Meeting people is extremely rewarding and there are so many chances to meet people who will be helpful to you in your future. Love what you are doing because if you don't in the end it won't be worth it.

    In three sentences

    A school of diverse people, majors and professors. A school with vast opportunities to get involved in interesting clubs and clubs that help make differences on campus and in the community. A safe environment to meet amazing people with the prospects of becoming someone great.

  • 05/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I pay around 10K a year as a commuting student. For the amount I get enough bang for my buck. Advising is very helpful and almost always solves my problems. Other places I want to try out like the gym and fields. I used to pay 60K at Drexel, so coming from there this is a great deal.

    What to do for fun

    Personally, I am a brother of AXP, so my social life is great with those guys. If you don't want to go Greek, then there are a few clubs and sports to try out.

    Food and Dining

    I went to the dining hall twice and didn't really have a problem with it. I just would rather bring my own food.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter so I don't live there, but I checked out one of the dorms and I can't help but to think: prison cells.

    Academic Rigor

    Higher level courses are very difficult, but you won't really see the rigor until your junior year. Everything else is cake unless you really don't go to class and/or slack.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you don't procrastinate (which I did up until this year), then the year will be smooth and you will finish without pressure. Join a club, sport, or go Greek to make the social quota everyone wants. Believe me, there's a group for everyone there. GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE! Every time I have, I meet great people and have a good time.

    In three sentences

    Rowan has a great science program for the price of in-state schooling. There's a great balance between social and academic atmospheres so after partying on the weekends you are ready to get working with professors that will take extra time to fulfill the students' needs. After completing my first time as a transfer student, Rowan was a great experience for what I put into it.

  • 02/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is a concern on any college campus, and at Rowan, it's no different. There have been a few incidents where the campus PD has investigated, and yet Rowan is a safe and quiet school. Again, best and safest dorms are the newer dorms at Rowan Boulevard. If you can get housing there, you're in the safest dorms in which you can live.

    Clubs and Activities

    Check out all the clubs on campus on the website! http://www.rowan.edu

    Great for these types of students

    Rowan's great for students who are looking to find themselves and what they want from their future. The relatively small campus and student body gives the school a really close-knit community feel, where people do for one another.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a HUGE family visit weekend shortly after settling in where Rowan faculty invites student's parents and siblings. Football and soccer games, along with cook-outs, picnic, demonstrations of all sorts was really impressive to my parents.

    Bang for the buck

    Being a state school, in-state tuition is reasonable and you definitely get as good, if not better, education for the money than bigger named schools. Exceptional room and board, and small school feel leaves the student feeling she matters and the school cares.

    What to do for fun

    Student activities are the best! There are activities planned by faculty and the student body to encourage persons to stay on campus and safe! Rowan also sponsors several guest speakers and events, along with local entertainment in terms of theaters, Atlantic City and the Jersey Shore!

    Food and Dining

    One's never far from getting a meal! Food court style meals cover almost any cuisine you might crave. And if you want a quick bite, there are several cafes and shops for subs and salads. Boro Bucks (the equivalent of cash to use in the community) are accepted nearly everywhere in the immediate area, so one can eat at a local pizza or burger joint.

    Dorm Life

    If you can afford it, housing on Rowan Boulevard is best. The immediate area is well lit and patrolled by campus police. Dorms are newer as well, and each individual dorm is electronic lock secure, meaning you have to swipe to get in; no card, no entry,

    Academic Rigor

    Classes and professors challenge students to do their very best. Professors and TAs are approachable and help if you simply ask! Tutoring available for those who need as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to walk! No freshman car permission, so be prepared to travel by foot (or shuttle) to and from class. No problem, though; campus is relatively small and accessible. Be aware of your surroundings to be safe, but campus is very safe and patrolled regularly.

    In three sentences

    Transferred to Rowan from Kean, and glad I did! Campus is beautiful and professors are top-notch! Couldn't be happier with my move to Rowan!

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many activities to choose from, it's great!

    What to do for fun

    Go to Philly or intramural sports with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is average, I got sick of it quickly though.

    Dorm Life

    The freshman dorms are awful, do NOT live in Mimosa it is horrible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do a lot during your freshman year; join clubs, sports, mixers. You are only a freshman once.

    In three sentences

    Rowan is a great sized school, walking to class takes the most 5 minutes. The atmosphere is wonderful, especially being so close to Philadelphia. The classes at Rowan are fun and you learn a lot.

  • 03/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security constantly patrols and makes you feel safe.

    Greek Life

    Not for me, but many love Rowan's Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Greek life, sports, everything you can think of..

    Great for these types of students

    Locals.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing that I can think of.

    Bang for the buck

    It's worth it if your paying in-state tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Landmark Americana is the local bar. The location is also driving distance from a bowling alley, ice skating rink, mall, many restaurants, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, and the shorelines!

    Food and Dining

    The school has mediocre food that's overpriced which is expected at all colleges. But, they have a large variety of items to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms but I had a lot of friends who I would visit in the dorms. The arrangements seemed nice although many students complained. Try to get Rowan Boulevard dorms, if possible. Very nice and new! You will also get your own room.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes were challenging but not overbearing. Great programs!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to transfer into Rowan University, make SURE you get Rowan's requirements in terms of prereq's before actually transferring in. That was a huge headache for me.

    In three sentences

    I truly love attending Rowan University. The classes are challenging enough; however, the expectations are not too overbearing. The community is very exciting and unifying.

  • 10/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for anyone who wants a genuine college experience without being too far from home.

    Tips for prospective students

    Scholarships are a must. Apply early and apply often. If you have questions about loans or grants, talk to the financial aid office. They are very helpful.

    Bang for the buck

    You learn a lot for the money you are paying for tuition, and depending on what dorm you decide to live in, the housing is valuable as well.

    Am enjoying being here

    Rowan has a friendly atmosphere, and there are literally dozens of activities going on around campus to help you meet new people with similar interests,

    Am learning a lot

    I transferred to Rowan from a small community college, and the difference in classes is astounding. I have been enrolled for a little over a month and I've learned so much already.

  • 10/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Rowan University is great for students who are looking for a quality education that can help you reach your career goals. It is also flexible enough for those who are yet unsure where they want to go. Rowan is there to help you every step of the way!

    Tips for prospective students

    For incoming students, I highly stress building your time management skills. Learn to prioritize and use your time wisely!

    Bang for the buck

    I think a Rowan University Education is definitely worth the cost!!!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at Rowan during the day. I meet new people everyday and accomplish so much while I'm there.

    Am learning a lot

    I am really astonished that I have been able to apply what I have learned in school to what I do in everyday life.

  • 01/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    watch sporting events. the rec center always has something going on. there's stuff to do all around off campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    it's a great school. professors help out with whatever you need and it's easy to make friends. you just have to be willing to do the work, just like at every other school.

    In three sentences

    rowan is a very good place to go to school. it has a little bit of everything to fit everyone's liking. all of my professors are extremely helpful.

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    they have great activities for you to take part in on the weekends. once a week they have trivia night and movie night. rowan always has stuff going on for you to do.

    Food and Dining

    food is good and many places to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    they have many options of where to live. they make it very comfortable for you and if you have any problems ways to fix it.

    Tips for prospective students

    very good education program, and the courses really push you to do your best.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    i go out interact with people on campus. they have movie nights every week and trips. you can also party which start on wednesdays

    Food and Dining

    so many varieties of food. and if you get tired of the food on campus, you can use your rowan card to purchase fast food and other food places/

    Dorm Life

    love the dorm life. you get the experience to live in a co-ed dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    stay on track and keep our priorities in order

    In three sentences

    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.

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    clubs and etc..

    Food and Dining

    Is good better than any community colleges.

    Dorm Life

    Nice environment.

    Academic Rigor

    Great

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply as faster you can.

    In three sentences

    The Rowan University is the best university in New Jersey, they having great apartments for students and admission office is doing great with their students.

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is a different club that fits everyone. You just have to be willing to look.

    What to do for fun

    Rowan After Hours

    Food and Dining

    I have never eaten on campus. Get BoroBucks just in case you do, though.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter, so I do not know about the dorm life. The nicer dorms go faster, but you will have plenty of parking if you live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major will determine how challenging your academics will be.

    Tips for prospective students

    RateMyProfessor. If you are transferring, check what credits are needed for your major ahead of time and that they will actually transfer.

    In three sentences

    Rowan has many options for any student. The professors are pros in their subject area. If you are interested in research, you will love what Rowan has to offer.

  • 04/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Almost every Friday night at 7 there is a bus to South Street in Philadelphia. Rowan also has Greek events. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights Rowan holds Rowan After Hours with different games, activities and performances each night and a midnight snack bar.

    Food and Dining

    Like most colleges, the food is not bad but it gets monotonous after a while.

    Dorm Life

    There are many buildings specifically for Freshman. It is a generally friendly environment. If anything is wrong, your RA is willing to help you.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty of classes depends on which classes you take and what professors you get. Many of the professors expect that you do your work and do not check homework. If you don't do your work it will inevitably reflect that on the test.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't worry about making friends too quickly. You will find the group or groups of people you fit best with eventually, even if it takes months. Also, don't feel pressured to do anything you don't want to do.

    In three sentences

    Rowan University is a medium-sized campus with many commuters. Class sizes are usually under 30 people, keeping the students accountable and going to class. Rowan's atmosphere is that of a small college town, only 20 minutes from Philadelphia.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Rowan is so safe, there's blue lights everywhere and you can call security from your cell.

    Bang for the buck

    Rowan is turning into an ivy league quality school, but still for the price of a state school.

    What to do for fun

    Rowan has an after hours program, so there's things to doo on weekends. And there's always someone hanging out anywhere on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The bright side of Rowan's bad food is that you'll lose weight because you won't ever want to eat there. :)

    Dorm Life

    The RA's are awesome and put together programs at least once a month for their residence. It's a great way to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't too hard, especially for non-science majors, but even as a tech major, you'll have a lot of free time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Rowan has an extensive email notification program, you don't have to sign up for it, especially if you're not 100% sure yet.

    In three sentences

    This is a really good school for everyone- it has a variety of different programs. The state school price really gives you a lot, especially since they're expanding all the time.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus appears to be safe, but if you put yourself in a bad situation, don't expect the school to save you.

    Greek Life

    The frats and sororities get busted all of the time and run out of alcohol early. Many people wind up jumping from frat to frat in one night, and they pay to get in everywhere.

    Clubs and Activities

    Rowan has great sports teams.

    Great for these types of students

    If you like to party, get roofied, or do drugs, this is the school for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a trail called the rape trail. That should say it all.

    Bang for the buck

    You will get an education if you're there too, but you could go elsewhere for the same education.

    What to do for fun

    Although a lot of people are involved in varsity sports and extracurricular activities, there are also a lot of druggies and people just hanging out. The weekends are all parties.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food may taste fine, but it hurts everyones stomachs. Everyones.

    Dorm Life

    There's mold growing in all of the older buildings and the newer buildings are super expensive, but very nice. Most of the dorms are musty and mildewy, the walls are thin, and if you're a light sleeper don't plan on falling asleep before 2am - there are parties everynight.

    Academic Rigor

    Rowan has great academics if you get into an established program. However, the science program has too many students in it. They don't have enough class space for everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make copies of everything you give the school. Especially financial aid and admissions.

    In three sentences

    Although Rowan is trying to become a major university that represents the state of New Jersey, the administration at the school is poor. They refuse to go paperless, refuse to do anything electronic, and they lose paperwork and take forever to do anything.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I'm not sure what sororities and fraternities are available , but I do know that they exist and some are quite popular.

    Great for these types of students

    everyone

    What to do for fun

    RAH, clubs, sporting events, rec center, shop, dine...etc

    In three sentences

    Rowan University has a growing positive reputation that I wanted to be apart of. I have heard many positive things and when I toured

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Plenty of Rowan Cops around as well as campus patrol.

    Greek Life

    There are many fraternities and sororities on campus. They are more involved on campus than any sports team or club. They contribute to fundraising, community service and to Homecoming.

    What to do for fun

    Greek life is always throwing parties as well as the Football, Soccer, and Baseball teams off campus. There is also a few local bars and the Rec Center has events every weekend. There are a few basketball courts, volleyball, pool and gym as well.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is great and there are many different options for food to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I say 3 stars because some of the buildings are old and have no air or heat but there are brand new dorms and town houses for upperclassmen that are equivalent to hotels.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be hard. Biology is rough but there are always easier classes and easier teachers you can take, just use ratemyprofessor.com

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on and off campus, Greek life is the biggest part of Rowan but yet they still try to smother it. Some majors have advisers that are never available so your schedule can be messed up if you do not know what you are doing. The sports teams do not have a large fan base because they are D3. The Greek life is bigger than the sporting teams.

    In three sentences

    Rowan is a small school that is very strict off campus. Their academic difficulty depends on your major itself. The school is not very sports inclined.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are call boxes and blue safety lights everywhere. Public Safety and Rowan Police are always roaming the campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to feel at home when they are away from home will feel comfortable here. It's suburban and there is a major for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though the tuition is rising, Rowan is sure to make sure they are giving you everything you're giving them.

    What to do for fun

    You can catch free shuttles to Philly almost every Friday. Thursday-Saturday nights until Midnight they have something called RAH (Rowan After Hours) and it is filled with fun activities and sometimes even famous comedians.

    Food and Dining

    It's getting better, but there is minimal variety in food here. I'm anxious to see what they do to change it. What they do have is delicious though.

    Dorm Life

    It's really nice, even the freshman dorms are nice. You're independent aside from a roommate or two and the rooms are the biggest I've seen. When you become an upperclassmen, there are tons more on campus options for where to live

    Academic Rigor

    They are great about academic achievement here. They expect the best of you and help you get there if they know you aren't there yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely make sure you ask to see all areas of the campus that may interest you. I didn't see some on my tour, and almost did not attend because of it.

    In three sentences

    Rowan University is a 12 out of 10. I feel so comfortable there. It is truly my second home.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never a thing to worry about while walking the campus of Rowan. I firmly believe in the buddy program. We have our phones and there are plenty of emergency phones throughout the campus

    Greek Life

    This year I did not participate in the fraternity. I have friends that pledged . It is not something that I am interested in.

    Clubs and Activities

    Sports are division 3. Great teams. I did not get involved this year in any clubs. There are of course fraternity/sorority clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    I think Rowan is a good fit for anyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Loved the outside activities in good weather. There was always something going one. Frisbee in the fields!

    Bang for the buck

    I truly feel my first year at Rowan was worth every penny. My classes were a great size. Teachers were able to relate to students. It was a good experience.

    What to do for fun

    The student center is awesome. The gym was a great way to pass time as well. I also enjoyed attending sporting events.

    Food and Dining

    Rowan has awesome food. I really never felt deprived. Great variety to choose from. In addition there is also places within walking distance to get a change.

    Dorm Life

    Well this is a matter of opinion. I stayed in a :suite situation my freshman year. 3 rooms 6 people share one bathroom. It wasn't easy. I am looking forward to my sophomore housing!

    Academic Rigor

    I believe that you develop your own rigor while attending college. You know where to put your rigor in and what classes you can take it off.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard to achieve your goals. Rowan has a great reputation and students generally stay and finish their education here.

    In three sentences

    I would highly recommend Rowan University. Campus has a great flow, students and staff are welcoming and friendly. Education is superb.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always people around, and there is many check in boxes, the security patrol will walk you anywhere at night if your uncomfortable going alone.

    Greek Life

    I'm in a fraternity, I didn't think about it at first but the networking and things to do are awesome and surprising.

    Clubs and Activities

    All meet weekly or bi-weekly, and actually do activities they are almost always something new or interesting.

    Great for these types of students

    All types, there is something for everyone at rowan, except football.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing I really know of.

    Bang for the buck

    There is a large amount of stuff that comes with going to rowan, see the campus to get an idea.

    What to do for fun

    Greek life, Rowan after hours is great, its a bunch of stuff to do on campus Thursday, Friday and Saturday, local bar is great too.

    Food and Dining

    Awesome Italian food place with unlimited uses on meal plan, cafe is great, and lots of choices in the downstairs area.

    Dorm Life

    Not bad, but off-campus housing is sometimes hard to get.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers actually care about how you do and try to work with you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Greek life is small, but try to go for it since you'll meet a large amount of people through it. Unlimited meal plan is really awesome.

    In three sentences

    Rowan has a beautiful campus. The teachers try to help you. The facilities are well designed and kept at great condition.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On this campus there are over 150 blue lights. Blue lights are long light poles that you can press that will connnect you to Public saftey. in addition Rowan university also has their own Police not security but police.

    Greek Life

    Being as though Rowan university is so diverse yo9u have a choice of many organizations to choose from

    Clubs and Activities

    Rowan offers over 150 club and if you do not fit into any you can make your own!

    Great for these types of students

    This School is grat for student who lives in North jerey and want to get away from home but not to far. Also for students who want to experience diversity

    What to do for fun

    Everything Rowan Offers Rowan After Hours where you can do various activities.

    Food and Dining

    The campus offers many different food places and if you do not like the selection on campus Rowan offers Boro Buck that can be used at places around the town

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great and tehy allow you to do what you want but not to much. Also they have newly constructed dorms for upperclassman

    Academic Rigor

    Rowan University is no joke. Here we must Practice Academic Intergity. If we dont we will be dismissed fromschool

    Tips for prospective students

    When you come to Rowan University expect great things. Try your best to go through EOF/Map.This program will make your freshman career mush eaiser

    In three sentences

    Rowan University is a great diverse place. This place has taught me more tahn just academics it has taught me socially.It is teh best place for a worried High School senior to attend

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is alright. The campus itself isn't bad, it's more the areas around the campus that are the problem. Lighting and security has increased since the 2007 off-campus killing of student Donnie Farrel. From what I've seen, the Rowan police are generally pretty fair. Glassboro cops love to break student's balls. Have never heard one solitary reedeming thing about them. The town of Glassboro loves to drain student's pockets as much as they can through fines. Their is also Rowan Security, who are basically rent-a-cops.

    Greek Life

    In my opinion, Greek Life has seen a huge decrease in appeal as Rowan and Glassboro have together been cracking down hard on the night life. However, as far as frats go, their are a number of choices depending on what you're into and what clique you fit with.

    Clubs and Activities

    Theirs something for everyone here if you're willing to get involved.

    Bang for the buck

    So-so. Tuition is increasingly expensive for in most cases, an average education, and the school's spending is far from transparent.

    Food and Dining

    Landmark is the local college bar. Their's ton of fast food within a 5 minute drive. Other than that, you won't find your big school bar-scene feel.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life, like anywhere, is what you make of it. You'll be lucky to get a good living situation with a good roomate and floormates.

    Academic Rigor

    Just ok. I feel I could have been challenged farther other places. Then again, it's also how much effort and proactiveness you put into your education.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is what you make of it. Wherever you go, try something new, get out of your comfort zone. You never know who you may cross paths with your first few days randomly, and end up being best friends over the next 4 years.

    In three sentences

    Growing school, increasingly expensive, lots of majors and decent mix of people.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There was always an option for someone to walk home with me after a night class if I felt that I needed it. Every night there is a shuttle that comes through campus.

    Greek Life

    not very interested, personally.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone

    Bang for the buck

    I am putting myself through school so I am so happy to hear this. I was not very happy with the cost of on campus living. It was very over priced and the condition of things was not very good in the TRIAD complex. I have experienced professors not being very involved and I just made it a point to mention to the department that I felt as if I did not get what I paid for. They were somewhat helpful.

    What to do for fun

    There is something for everyone. It depends on your group. It is awesome that Philadelphia is only a short drive from campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is cooked fresh and always delicious. The only negative would be the hours. They don't seem to be opened sometimes when you want food.

    Dorm Life

    I was only on campus for my junior year but it was a great experience and I wish I could have been there during my freshman and sophomore years. I have heard nothing but great things!

    Academic Rigor

    If you feel as if your professors are not challenging you enouch then take the extra initiative to learn something for yourself. This is your money and your time. Make sure that you are in school for the education, not for the degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is not a large school and the local town does not have a lot to do in your free time. Get invovled in extra curriculars and be involved in your classes. School doesn't stop outside of the classroom.

    In three sentences

    It has great professors. An involved student body. The students are friendly.

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    That want to get a education and be somebody.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with my roomate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you are to work hard and study.

    In three sentences

    They have a nice campus. The teacher are very helpful. The counselor that I have is on point.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In front of one of the freshman dorm buildings, Magnolia Hall, there is actually a very large gazebo. It's a great place for friends to hang out and study, and some people actually take their guitar out there and share their talents.

    Bang for the buck

    Rowan is pretty cheap, in comparison to larger schools. Personally, it was a lot to pay for me to live on campus, and I'm currently deciding if I would like to commute next semester. Like I said, there are a lot of events on campus, most that are free (are included in tuition) so that adds a little incentive. Overall, it is not breaking the bank to go to Rowan University, and it is a great experience as well.

    What to do for fun

    At Rowan, there are a million and one things to do on any given day. Every day in your e-mail you get the Rowan Daily Mail, which has information from club meetings to sporting event times. You can honestly find something to do every day and have fun. The problem is trying to fit it all in! And a huge plus is that many events have food, free food! Most of it is better than what you get with the meal plan, so enjoy it.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not that great. Most of it is extremely unhealthy, and the meal plans are expensive (and mandatory if you live on campus). If you can handle cheese steaks and hamburgers every day, and pretty horrible chef meals, then go ahead and get the meal plan. If your living on campus, make the most out of your meals and try to add some variety in the buffet style marketplace!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Rowan is pretty standard. Small rooms for freshman with white walls and no air conditioning. However, don't let that get you down. It doesn't matter where or how you have to live, you will certainly meet some wonderful people at Rowan and have a great experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor varies from class to class. Some classes will come easy to you and then you may have classes that do not. Professors teach in very different ways and that is also a factor involved. Personally, I do not feel like any of my classes are difficult in content. There is, however, a lot that needs to be done. Many chapters need to be read, many labs to do, and many papers to write.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely research different schools with different atmospheres to make sure that this is the one that fits you best.

    In three sentences

    Rowan University is a great school for the student that enjoys small classrooms and making personal connections with their professors. It has a close-to-home feel that makes the transition into independence significantly easier. It is a wonderful place to plant yourself for 4, 5, maybe even 6 years, whatever it takes to get that degree!

  • 10/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food here is pretty good and you would not get tired due to the fact that you can go to so many places.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is really nice and you can make friends so easily here. As long as you respect others then you should be making friends with no problems

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are small but it is like any other college that the workload is doable as long as you are focus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you do all the reading and do the homework. Study at least every night because you will never know when a pop quiz will show up.

    In three sentences

    Rowan university is very peaceful town where you can do a lot here with your friends. The teachers here care about whether you do good in the class. Everyone here is very supportive and wants you to success in life.

  • 10/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    RAH and SUP has a lot of activities they do everyday. They are really fun and a great way to meet new people.

    Food and Dining

    They have really good food in the MarketPlace and at yella's.

    Dorm Life

    Besides the fact that there is no air conditioner, the dorms are pretty nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    My suggestion is to always get out and meet new people.

    In three sentences

    Rowan University is a beautiful campus. The faculty are extremely helpful and always are willing to assist. They have many activities to do all semester long to keep you active in the community and with the campus life.

  • 11/14/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus! Some of the buildings are old but nice, and others are brand-new and modern. The education is amazing, and they are on their way to accomplishing big things!

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Rowan's Campus Security is comprised of fully trained State Troopers. They do an excellent job keeping campus safe and there is never any reason to be nervous around here.

    Greek Life

    As a member of Greek Life I can tell you that it does not get a good rap prima facie, but when you delve below the surface you find an environment of close bonds and networking opportunities for the future. I am a member of Sigma Pi, but I encourage everyone to join Greek Life regardless of which fraternity or sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for every major imaginable here. They offer ways to excel in your desired field and they offer fun events to attend. Activities are usually hosted by Rowan After Hours (R.A.H.). R.A.H creates weekly events to explore social opportunities.

    Bang for the buck

    Like mentioned earlier, Rowan is a New Jersey State school, populated by primarily New Jersey Residents. If you are a New Jersey native then Rowan gives a lot of Bang for the buck. Tuition, room and board, and supplies are all manageable. The opportunities are endless, and you can always find some way to get involved.

    What to do for fun

    It all depends on what you think is fun. Rowan offers trips to New York City, sporting events, concerts, and more, all at unbelievably discounted prices. If you are not much of a traveler there is always Greek Life. If you are somewhere in between there are bowling alleys and movie theaters very close by.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is on par with most other schools; however, Rowan is working their way to the top. In the past few months two new restaurants have opened. One is a grass-fed burger joint and the other is a tofu bonanza filled with plenty vegetarian alternatives.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms are miserable! But don't be put down: the apartments and townhouses available immediately after freshman year are well worth the wait. Junior and Senior year you have the choice of staying in the comfortable apartment complexes or moving off campus to an area that is filled with other college students.

    Academic Rigor

    There are the intensive courses and then there are the classes that you can just skate by. It goes back to what you make of it. If it comes down to taking either an Advanced Biology class or Music Appreciation take the harder class, challenge yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Rowan is mostly filled with state students. It is often referred to as the perfect size and the perfect distance away from home. It is easy to meet friends as a freshman and there are a plethora of opportunities. Find out what you like to do and commit. Things will fall in to place as you follow your heart.

    In three sentences

    Rowan is a kick start school that makes the transition from high school to college very smooth. Rowan helps college students get in to a successful mindset. It is up to the student exactly how he/she wishes to interpret the helpful information offered.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    VERY SAFE!

    What to do for fun

    Go out and grab a bite or even get take out!

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good, but gets boring after a while.

    Dorm Life

    Don't get mimosa! Chestnut is the best dorm!

    Academic Rigor

    All professors are excellent!

    In three sentences

    It is easy accessible to all the buildings. Everyone is really friendly. The teachers are really helpful.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety here isn't as strong as it should be. The crime rate in Glassboro is higher than most schools in this area. Public Safety does drive around 24/7, so there is some comfort in knowing that they are here.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life organizations here and diverse and there are many multicultural organizations, as well. All the brothers and sisters carry themselves very well on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    The array of clubs and activities here is great. There are new clubs being petitioned every semester by the Student Government Association. No matter what your favorite hobbies or interests are, there is most likely a club or activity you can join.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is known for it's great engineering program, so any student who is looking to major in engineering should look into Rowan. There is also a good ice hockey team here. Any male who plays ice hockey might want to look into getting a scholarship for hockey to play at Rowan.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are some really cool locations on campus, like the fountain and forest behind the Engineering building. There's a nice little trail behind the fountain to explore, with benches and paths to follow. This is a great place to unwind, and if you look a little further, there's a geocache hidden in the forest, which is fun to find.

    Bang for the buck

    It's difficult to get a job on campus. There aren't many opportunities around town because it's a small area, so job hunting can be very frustrating. If you are able to get a job on campus, the pay isn't anything extraordinary. It would be wise to save up your money over the summer so you have some cash to use for food and school supplies during the semester.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things to do around campus, especially at night. There are a ton of club sports, teams, other clubs, and organizations to join. E-mails are sent out everyday about the things happening around Rowan.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria in the Student Center offers a lot of different options, but most of them are the same everyday. A lot of the food is also covered in oil and not very healthy. There is a nice salad bar, but that gets old quickly. The other options are downstairs in the Student Center, with a food court and Prof's Place. The food in the food court is also expensive and greasy, so it's not the best place to go if you're trying to avoid the 'freshman fifteen.' Prof's has different sandwiches and pancakes, and seems to be very popular with students.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun if you are positive about it. Living in a dorm can be cramped unless you pack light, but you will meet a lot of different people and make friends all the time. Magnolia, Chestnut, and Willow are the best Rowan dorms to request, because the rooms are larger, and you only have one roommate. It's a great place to adjust to being away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    Some majors are easier than others, with less written work. Depending on what you're studying, the academic rigor varies. Science or Math majors may have more classes to take than a Theatre or Dance major. No matter what, the academics to intensify as you go through the semesters. It is best to just focus, study, and pay attention in class in order to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend getting to know your roommate as soon as you are assigned one by reaching out to them on Facebook or any other social networking sites. Pick either four or five simple general education classes for your first semester, so you can adjust to college life. Also, I would pack light, as your living space will not be huge.

    In three sentences

    Rowan University is a great school located in a quiet town. The best aspects of the school are the variety of classes, the list of many different majors, and being able to live on campus. This is a great place to go if you enjoy smaller populations of people and don't mind the rain.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Rowan after hours (RAH), parties are easy to find, bowling in Glassboro, campus is perfect for long boarding.

    Food and Dining

    NEVER EVER EVER eat at Profs, the wing place, or the taco place. Profs = moldy sandwiches, wing place = under cooked chicken, and taco place = bones and scary veins in meat. The Caff however, and Jazzmans are wonderful, as is the Press.

    Dorm Life

    People can get loud in the dorms (it is college after all), but I've dealt with a lot of problems with the RA's not enforcing quiet hours especially during finals and weeknights.

    Academic Rigor

    I am an engineering major, and studies are very difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember you are at school to learn, not to party. Set multiple alarms so you don't miss class. Get help the second you need it, don't wait.

    In three sentences

    I love it at Rowan. The teachers are dedicated, and the students are nice. Everyone is very helpful.

  • 04/12/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    The little lounges they have are awesome, they have a nice place for local music and hanging out.

    Food and Dining

    I ate there & the food was fine. I love that there are Boro bucks that you can spend in places off campus, too!

    Dorm Life

    It's rough for a freshman, since you cannot have AC your first year, but it's dorm life, so you can't expect that much.

    Academic Rigor

    All of the students seemed very in tune with their classes, and ones I talked to love it there.

    In three sentences

    My uncle works there, he got me interested. I visited, & right then & there I decided to go! I fell in love with the campus & the whole environment of the school.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    If you live in-state, it's really cheap. If you get involved on campus and work hard, you'll get a lot for the little money you have to pay.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs on campus, so you'll have to try really hard to find one that doesn't interest you. There are also a lot of fun activities, like Rowan After Hours (RAH), which runs Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9pm-1am. They have free movies, crafts, games, and midnight food bars.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't great, but it's not completely awful either. When you first get there it seems like there are a lot of options, but after awhile you realize that they pretty much have all the same stuff everyday. Although, I've heard that Sodexo's contract has not been extended so maybe that will change.

    Dorm Life

    I loved my freshman dorm! I was in Mullica Hall, which is on the less-traveled side of campus. We also got our own bathroom, which was convenient. The dorm itself is quite old, but it's a lot better than the dorms I've seen at other colleges.

    Academic Rigor

    This really depends on your course load. Some people find they have a lot of work, and others say they barely have any. It depends on what classes you are taking.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring an umbrella and comfortable shoes that you don't mind getting wet since it rains a lot. Don't think you don't have to try hard because it's just Rowan. Just because you're going to Rowan doesn't mean you're not getting a good education.

    In three sentences

    The campus is really nice. Most professors are very good. There are a lot of activities on campus.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Food is good but you need to carry cash for all places unless you have TD Bank, which is the only ATM on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I gave it 3 stars because I have lived on campus, since I live close enough to the campus to commute.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pick your classes early during your eligibility time. Go to class, there are many classes if you miss you lose points on your overall grade. The bookstore isn't always the cheapest and it has long lines.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love Rowan. You can learn easier with the smaller class size. There are things that bug me and I think they could improve on such as the technology, internet connection, picking classes and the amount of computers on campus.

  • 07/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Plenty of Rowan officers are around for safety although they love to ticket people.

    Clubs and Activities

    Indoor basketball leagues are the best to bring out a persons competitive side.

    Bang for the buck

    School price is about average but I'd definitely rather go here then spending 25k plus a year anywhere else.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I usually just spend time playing basketball either in the gym or outside on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is about average at Rowan although the area is surrounded by many good places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Although I do not live on campus I often spend a lot of time in the dorms and other then freshman dorms, everything else is great.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics at Rowan University are treated very well although sometimes, like most colleges you can get a professor who seems to want to fail everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want a college with small class rooms, good professors, and many friendly students Rowan University would be a great choice.

    In three sentences

    Rowan University has been a great school to attend so far. Most importantly, classroom size is important to me and Rowan doesn't have the auditorium perspective on any class. Smaller classrooms with great professors really give students a better chance to learn through 1 on 1 experiences.

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's not unusual to pass by 2 campus police cars just driving down the main road that runs through the middle of the campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Engineering students, business students, science students.

    Bang for the buck

    At $31,000 a year total, Rowan is not that bad for any middle income family.

    Food and Dining

    I never Checked out the food, but there seems to be a ton of variety which will help with cravings or if you get sick of eating something all the time.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms don't have air conditioning but that won't matter through the school year. Other than that, the dorms were very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The engineering field has one of the toughest set of assignments in New England, which why Rowan is so widely respected in that field.

    Tips for prospective students

    After my visit there, it was made clear that prospective engineering students need to do all that they possibly can to get good grades and test scroes to get accepted, as it is a very selective major. Other students should just look at a 3.0 or better gpa and a 1500 or better SAT to have a good chance of getting accepted to Rowan.

    In three sentences

    Very modern and nice.

  • 07/11/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something going n on campus every weekend and over 60 clubs the does things every week.

    Food and Dining

    There is a large amount of healthy selections and a descent amount of unhealthy selections.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life seems spacey and comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics seems to be in a transition state of improvement from a previous academic standing of great.

    Tips for prospective students

    It can be disappointing to expect too much from a university, but there there is nothing worst than attending a university with no expectations. Always find a balance between education, your goals, friends, family, and yourself.

    In three sentences

    Rowan University is a beautiful university that feels like home away from home. I visited a hand full of times, but I was always so happy to be there. Also, there is an obvious diversity of students based on culture, major, and personality which caters to my multicultural passion.

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    My friends and I usually hang out in someones room or play intramural sports.

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious but will take some getting used to. I prefer the salads but Prof subs are also good.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms are the worse but all of the other housing options are fantastic! (Minus Triad!)

    Academic Rigor

    The classes require a lot of work to be done on your own time so as long as you can handle that then you will be okay.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply to other colleges to see if you can receive more in financial aid than Rowan is willing to offer.

    In three sentences

    Rowan has a small, convenient campus that is currently expanding. Their class sizes are relatively small which makes for the ideal learning environment. The meal plan also includes several choices, including healthy ones, for students to take advantage of.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a new Mariot in town for parents or friends to sleep over

    Bang for the buck

    Rowan is a great school and it's not as selective.

    What to do for fun

    There's activity nights all the time in the main student center while they're movies always playing for free. There are trips to various different locations for a very affordable price. There's a nice facilitated gym on campus and track. There's a lot of sporting events that take place as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to do a lot outside of your dorm. Explore campus and get to know people.

    In three sentences

    Rowan has a fantastic campus with facilities Nd opportunities for every student. Rowan is a medium sized school, meaning it gets the perks of a smaller private school, but the funding of a larger school. Rowan is in a good area.

  • 07/26/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Rowan is all about the safety of the students. They have their own campus police and theres always someone you can call for help.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have many clubs and activities, and if they dont have a club you want its really easy to start one up.

    Bang for the buck

    It is definitely worth the money and it doesn't even cost a lot to attend.

    What to do for fun

    From what i've been told there are alot of on campus events and activities to do. So I look forward to being involved soon.

    Food and Dining

    The food there is great. The have a very broad range anything you want to eat you can find there on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice and a reasonable size.

    In three sentences

    I have been to Rowan University a few times already and I love it. The overnight Orientation was awesome and im excited to start in the fall as a freshman.

  • 08/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can always go to RAH, Rowan After Hours, and have fun. Philadelphia and the Deptford Mall are not a far drive at all!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure the major you're applying for is the one you want, and if it isn't, get out of it as soon as possible so you are not set back. Plan your schedule ahead of time, this way registration is easy. Make sure you see your advisor!

    In three sentences

    Rowan is a great place for students looking for the college experience in an environment that isn't scary. I do not live far, but Rowan is far enough away to where I can feel like I'm independent. If you're in the right major, it's a great place to be.

  • 08/20/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    At orientation we had a variety of different foods to choose from in the nice clean cafeteria. I chose to create my own salad and it was delicious.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise prospective students to really enjoy the campus and take advantage of everything the school offers.

    In three sentences

    I recently attended orientation at Rowan University. The first thing I noticed about Rowan University was how clean and beautiful the campus is decorated with all kinds of trees, flower filled gardens and green grass. The second thing I noticed was the helpfulness and friendliness of the older students directing me with signs exactly were to go and answering any questions I had with a smile.

  • 08/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe. Sometimes you'll see random locals walking through campus at night but there's always security that can help you get into buildings or walk you places.

    Greek Life

    Kind of a joke (no offense), but the people involved in it seem happy.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a few but it's kind of awkward and not many people are involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing students. Quiet students. Loud students. All kinds of students.

    Bang for the buck

    Worth the price. Pretty affordable for a school that is growing and gaining recognition.

    What to do for fun

    The school doesn't have a whole lot of school spirit, but it's easy to find a group of friends you can hang with on the weekends. There are usually parties to go to and on-campus events for the less wild half of the student body, that are often times impressive and fun.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is impressively decorated, but often times the food is lackluster. There are, however, a variety of options at most times of the day.

    Dorm Life

    Could be better. The dorms are a little outdated, but some have heating and air conditioning which is nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Transferring from a community college, I underestimated the academic rigor of the classes at Rowan University. I assumed since it was a state school and not incredibly recognized it would be easy, but was quickly proven wrong in my Graphic Design courses. The teachers, although mostly part-time commuters, are incredibly talented and the few teachers that have been established genuinely care about the students.

    In three sentences

    Rowan university is surprising, challenging, comfortable and affordable. The student body is unpretentious and likes to have fun, but is still hardworking and talented. The programs are harder than expected but ultimately rewarding.

  • 08/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Between Rowan security, Rowan Police, and Glassboro Police, there are always cops circling campus. They also have assistance boxes all over campus in case you don't feel safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is big, but not too big. You do not have to be involved in Greeks to have a social life. Frats and sororities take up a lot of time, but you will always have something to do every night.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different things you can get involved in. And if what you want isn't there, you can make your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    Engineering, Education, Communications, Business

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Check out the fountain behind the Engineering Building. I don't know why it is so hidden, but Rowan engineering students designed that whole area, and it's pretty cool. Don't miss out on Profstock or Springfest.

    Bang for the buck

    Rowan's tuition is pretty cheap, and you get a good amount out of it. You have full access to the Rec Center where there is a fairly new gym. Advising pretty much sucks. But there is a lot going on around campus. They just finished putting in a hotel, and they are working on another freshman dorm, another cafeteria, and a bunch of other businesses on Rowan Boulevard. They also just put in a new turf field, they are expanding the engineering and business schools, and they are looking to go D1, yet tuition hasn't risen much.

    What to do for fun

    There's always something to do on the weekends. There's plenty of house parties and frat parties. There's also shuttles to Philly if you're looking to leave campus. And as of Winter 2013, there will be an ice rink for recreational use on Rowan Boulevard.

    Food and Dining

    Food is typical college food. The Cafeteria doesn't have that many options, but they do change the menu everyday. There is a coffee place next to the Cafeteria and 6 other places to eat on the lower level of the student center. And there are other places in the different academic buildings to get something to go. If you want to eat out, there are a lot of places around campus that accept Boro Bucks, and most of them deliver to the dorms.

    Dorm Life

    As a freshman there are 6 dorms. Chestnut is the oldest, the biggest, and the most fun. If you're an upperclassmen, you'll have more options. The Rowan Boulevard apartments and the apartments in the Whitney Center are really nice, but they are expensive. Beware of Triad.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes really depend on your major. I've had easy teachers, and I've had hard teachers. Science and engineering classes are the hardest, and education classes are easy but a LOT of work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in sports, clubs, Greek life, etc. It's the easiest way to meet new people and get out of your dorm. Try something new, and be open to trying anything. You can find something fun to do all over campus. Invest in a strong umbrella (or two)! It rains quite a bit during the day on campus, and you don't want to get caught in the windy rain. Especially if you are a freshman, you will be walking everywhere.

    In three sentences

    Rowan is not too big and not too small, but it is currently growing at a fast rate. It is known for its' outstanding engineering and education programs. It's in a good location, only 20-30 minutes from Philly, and about a half hour away from Atlantic City.

  • 08/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Rowan Police are available and there are buttons you can push if your walking home and you feel threaten and a police will come to that location to assist you. There is also a shuttle that will take you anywhere on campus at any time.

    What to do for fun

    There are different clubs to be involved in and organizations which do things together and you can also put some of those things on your resume. There is a gym free to students which has a pool, group exercise room, track, weight room, two basketball courts, volley ball net and you can rent out sports equipment for free to use. Rowan hosts different events and you can also go to different sport events and as a freshman earn points to get a pizza party for your housing.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok, could be better. I personal don't like the greasy types food which seems to be everywhere but there are definitely options for a more healthy choice which is tasty.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms are not comfortable at all. There is no air conditioning and you can be feel crammed in your room with you and your roommates things. You will definitely need a fan... a few of them. Just keep your living space organized and you'll feel a little less claustrophobic..

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be demanding but this is normal for a University. Just stay focused and DO NOT procrastinate and you'll me fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are many things to get involved in so be active! Rowan gives students many options for different clubs, organizations and activities but always do your research, like you should anywhere you go.

    In three sentences

    Rowan University is a pretty good school but not for its looks. If you are looking for a school that is pretty Rowan might not be the greatest choice. The campus isn't huge so you can get used to it pretty quick but your classes might be pretty scattered if you don'y pay attention when making your schedule.

  • 09/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I hang out with my friends in their dorm or go to events that they have planned.

    Food and Dining

    The food selections are very limited. The best place to eat is the Marektplace because you get to use your meal plans there and eat until you drop. The prof is the second best to eat; their cold sandwiches are quite good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life so far is great. This is my first semester living on dorm, and I love it because you get to experience some freedom away from parents. Though there are rules, just like everything in life; you get to have most of your freedom. Pick anywhere, but Triad, although my apartment is nice most of the dorms aren't.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is a research school; the professors like the students take their education seriously. There are some professors who are laid back, but there are some who are real strict.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your best and make sure you learn how to balance your free time and your school work because it can get overwhelming if you fall behind. Try to apply for scholarships if you can because even though it's affordable; after four years the loans can add up.

    In three sentences

    It's a great school to go to because it's affordable, the community is very friendly, and it's easy to make lifetime friends. I haven't joined any clubs as of yet, but from what I heard the clubs are great. The activities are great too.

  • 09/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Rowan really tries to get people involved.

    What to do for fun

    Rowan after-hours entertainment, events planned by the college, clubs, mall 25 minutes away, movies 10 minutes away, shopping 10 minutes away. Beach is about 1-1.5 hours away for nice weekend trips.

    Food and Dining

    A lot of off-campus places to go to. The places on campus seem to have pretty good food.

    Dorm Life

    I commute.

    Academic Rigor

    I find it to be challenging, although I do realize that there are schools out there who would not think my work-load is all that much. Also, I know that the engineering program is really good, even though I am not in it, with that said, I have heard that it is quite rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Many of the professors are liberal, so if you are conservative, stand your ground and don't let it get to you. Also, be sure to keep on top of your work or you will find it hard to catch up again.

    In three sentences

    A good, underrated school that has many things to keep students involved. Rowan is trying to update the campus, which is nice. Rowan has just added a lot for students to do in their free time.

  • 09/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    it's very safe they have like safety people on call 24hours and there is an emergence telephone pole at every section of the campus

    Greek Life

    Not much into the Greek life but they are very active around the school.

    Clubs and Activities

    they have a lot of clubs and activities

    Great for these types of students

    it is great for any types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there isn't really unusual traditions just this same whole thing

    What to do for fun

    Philadelphia is about 20 to 30 minute away.

    Food and Dining

    they have different type caf�© and they have a buffet caf�© where you can it whatever you want

    Dorm Life

    I have two great room mate

    Tips for prospective students

    just be prepared to work, read your book and do your homework, if you do all of this thing you will pass all your classes.

    In three sentences

    the best school

  • 11/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety on campus is very important at Rowan. There are always Rowan security walking and driving around. It is very rare that you hear about an incident occurring on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are always sports games going on and the performing arts at Rowan are very exciting and talented.

    Food and Dining

    Many great places to eat from but with out a meal plan it can get quite expensive. Otherwise, the food is great!

    Dorm Life

    I commute and Rowan loves their commuters! Always many great activities and there is also a great club that supports commuters, appropriately named CAR (Commuters At Rowan). I plan to be apart of this my Sophomore year.

    Academic Rigor

    As a freshman, the academic Rigor creates the perfect amount of challenge and still giving plenty of free time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the campus and talk to advisers in your field of study! So many helpful people there that will answer any questions.

    In three sentences

    Rowan University is a clean, fun, safe campus. It offers many clubs that have volunteering opportunities and other ways to get involved. I love being there and I made the right decision by attending Rowan University.

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Rowan University offers endless things to do such as sports, inter murals, clubs, events, etc.

    Food and Dining

    I enjoyed the food at Rowan University not only was the food good but there was a variety.

    Dorm Life

    I did not dorm at Rowan University.

    Academic Rigor

    Rowan University has a great for academics. The professors are helpful and assist students in and outside of class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use all resources available at Rowan University!

    In three sentences

    Rowan University is a great school to go to for education their professors have creditable backgrounds in the fields of studies, resourceful, and friendly. As a student I knew that education was the career I wanted to pursue because Rowan allowed me to have field experiences starting my first year. Because of my experience I am now knowledgeable in my content and confident in the classroom.

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Talk to your professors outside of class. They have a lot more knowledge than just what is being taught in the class. Pick their brains.

    In three sentences

    Rowan really prepared me to go out into the working world. I learned so much from my professors and fellow students, making me feel confident in my skill set. Choosing Rowan was one of the best decisions I made regarding my college career.

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    haven't had any problems.

    Greek Life

    they host the parties so they are kinda important

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    basketball and video games are sacred.

    Bang for the buck

    good bang for the buck actually.

    What to do for fun

    I hang with friends. either by playing sports together or by partying. there is no shortage of fun really

    Food and Dining

    sometimes good but they don't manage the food facilities as good as they should for how much money the students pay for it.

    Dorm Life

    Cool actually. There are tons of great people here. It gets cramped in the dorm so try to go elsewhere.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes are tough, and some aren't tough. just like anywhere else.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention and do homework. Try hard and never cheat.

    In three sentences

    You get what you pay for honestly. I love the people who go here. It gets better.

  • 01/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus because there are campus security vehicles constantly patrolling the area as well as emergency button centers placed all over campus. I never feel unsafe walking around the campus whether it be day or night.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved in greek life but a handful of my friends are and they really enjoy being apart of greek life. There are various fraternities and sororities to choose from and they offer many opportunities for prospective members to learn about them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many options available to students to find their niche as far as clubs and activities are concerned. All of my friends and I have joined at least one club or activity and it truly is a great way to meet people who share similar interests to you and are great resume builders. I definitely recommend trying to get involved as much as possible because it is a small/medium sized campus that once you join a club or activity you feel like you know everyone on campus. It makes the acclimation process much smoother especially if you are a freshman or incoming student.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a perfect choice for any students who like me live close enough that they can go home when they please but far enough away that they still get to experience the on campus lifestyle. Rowan is also a great university for students who do not want to feel like another number on campus. The classroom size is usually about 30-40 students or less unless you are enrolled in a lecture sized course and this offers students and professors the opportunity to really get to know each other and create a conducive learning environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Behind the engineering building there is a water fountain in the middle of a beautiful lake that is a nice tranquil place to visit alone or with a group of friends who want to escape the crowds of on campus attractions.

    Bang for the buck

    College is very expensive and sometimes it does feel like Rowan is constantly taking my money whether it is through room and board, books, parking passes/tickets, or items not covered by my Rowan meal plan. You have to be smart with your money otherwise you will be calling home a lot asking for more money to be put onto your Rowan card(Boro Bucks). Pay attention to sales and deals through Barnes and Noble, the school store, or other on campus eateries so you do not blow through your money.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of parties off campus but if that is not your scene there are also RAH nights which stands for Rowan After Hours where you and your friends can go to the student center and play games or watch movies or attend whatever other event they have planned which always includes food and sometimes offer chances to win prizes. When it gets close to midterms and finals they always bring in masseuses and other professionals geared towards stress relief and relaxation and all of this is offered for free. Rowan also just built an ice rink located behind Rowan Boulevard and the Barnes and Noble parking lot, this however is not free but they do offer coupons and specials. Rowan also offers a weekly free shuttle to Philadelphia on friday nights. There are also Rowan run events with provided transportation all throughout the year like Phillies games, paint balling trips, etc. that you can pay for with your Rowan card or cash.

    Food and Dining

    I personally enjoy the food on campus. There are plenty of options all included in your meal plan. My only complaint is that most of the options close down on the weekends leaving you to work around their schedule or fend for food on your own.

    Dorm Life

    As a freshman, the dorm life is not exactly five stars; maintenance is only available two days out of the week so any problems are never attended to quickly. The freshman dorms are small and old but they offer you the chance to get to know your floor mates great and the set up can really humble you. Upperclassman housing is definitely better...you just have to pay your dues first so to speak.

    Academic Rigor

    I am just entering classes that are more geared toward my major and they are challenging but not impossible. If you apply yourself and stay on track of your assignments and ask questions and/or for extra assistance when you need it you will receive great marks in your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If I could advise prospective students on anything it would be to consult Ratemyprofessor.com before enrolling in any classes. Rowan has great professors but they also have their fair share of not so great professors too that can really influence how you feel about your classes, major, or even university. I highly recommend choosing your classes based on the reviews of professors written by other students because they really make the difference between a tolerable class and a class you get the most out of and become a better student in the process.

    In three sentences

    I feel confident in saying that Rowan University is an excellent university. I only applied to Rowan because it was perfect for me; an instate student who did not want to be far from home but still wanted to be far enough away from home that I could live on campus and experience college life. I am an education major and I really feel like I am getting an excellent education by professors who really want to see me succeed in my classes and move on to become a qualified teacher.

  • 01/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus PD and Public Safety are always roaming around campus willing to help and also the Resident Assistants are also just a call and even a walk down the hall away.

    Greek Life

    Greek life here isn't as strong as other schools. However, if you do plan on joining a fraternity, there are plenty of them here on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Since it was only my first semester I only joined a few clubs and activities. I joined IEEE, the professional society for Electrical and Computer Engineers (my major), whom I also performed community service with. I also participated in Rowan's Fall season of Intramural Football (Flag Football) so stay active with some of my buds. Even if you aren't into any of those things, you can still join any of the other various clubs or even find individuals of similar interest and start your own!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all types. From bookworms to social butterflies, and everything in between.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Annually we have a huge paint party called RoGlow where we dance, throw paint, wave glow-sticks, and just have a great time.

    Bang for the buck

    With the education you will be obtaining, plus the service and life you will receive, Rowan University definitely gives you a huge bang for your buck.

    What to do for fun

    I was a varsity athlete in high school so I love visiting the Rec Center to stay in shape. Free for all students I recommend utilizing it's services. Also, RAH (Rowan After Hours) always has something going on late night so there's always something to do here.

    Food and Dining

    The campus has many places to dine and if none of those options suffice, there are several spots just a short walk outside of campus where you can also satisfy your cravings.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you live, your dorming experience may vary. I personally have enjoyed my first semester and look forward to the ones ahead.

    Academic Rigor

    As an engineering student, these have been the hardest months academically that I have ever faced, and I expected nothing less. Although the school is not that big, it is still an accredited research institution with high focus on academic excellence and integrity.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, study, STUDY. Research all of your classes before you begin the semester and get ahead of the game! Also, attempt to email your professor before class starts in order to see if you actually require the prescribed book/materials for the class, plenty of money can be saved this way.

    In three sentences

    A loving community of individuals looking towards a brighter future. With a growing campus demographic and a seemingly always expanding campus, life in Glassboro is quite enjoyable. No matter what you want to do, you will almost certainly find it here, at Rowan University.

  • 02/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always cops walking/driving around. Also, there are these blue light safety polls available everywhere on campus so if for some reason you don't feel safe you can call for a police escort and they will easily help you out.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is quite expensive for what you actually learn here. I feel some classes/teachers are jokes and that a better education can be found somewhere else.

    What to do for fun

    Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night Rowan holds RAH events (Rowan After Hours). it is from 9pm to 1am and they usually have some sort of show or event, Anything from talent shows, contests, to comedy acts are held and some are fun but others are boring. Mostly though people just usually go to parties off campus.

    Food and Dining

    Sodexo is the name of the food company that Rowan is affiliated with. The dining hall food is good some days and really bad other days. A lot of their food gets burnt and sometimes they don't label the items properly. Also, machine malfunctions are quite common; the ice cream machine has broken 4 or 5 times already and the oven where they make pizza which is usually available everyday has been broken for 3 weeks now.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun. You have a lot of freedom; (no curfews or restrictions on guests). The RA's here are all super nice and very helpful if any issues occur. Depending on the floor you get (suite mates/roommates) dorm life can be a great experience! Everyone seems to open to new people and various forms of fun!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not tough at all. You basically just have to show up, do the homework, and study a little, depending on how much you need of course. Some teachers put in more effort than others while some don't care much at all about their teaching methods.

    Tips for prospective students

    The professors here aren't always the greatest. You will most likely get a few who are bad at teaching the required material. With that said, there are some here that are very good at what they do and will try to get you involved in various activities, such has school functions, clubs and formal meetings and events. The food here is average, not the greatest but could be worse. Dorm life is fun if you happen to get a social floor. There seems to be electrical and machine issues all the time around campus. We have lost power a few times, heat stops working at times, and the fire alarms have malfunctioned on various occasions. Rowan has many school run events which can be fun if you go to the right ones. There are also may opportunities to go on off campus trips if you happen to get tickets before it is sold out. Overall the school is alright but there are many other cheaper, better schools out there.

    In three sentences

    Rowan University is not the best school around. Some of the teachers here care about their jobs more than others and it is very evident who does and does not. It is a bit pricey, especially for what you actually get out of it in terms of learning; many of my friends are transferring out after their first year because they all feel they can get a better education somewhere else.