Rowan University
Glassboro, NJ, USA

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Rowan University
3.59 Average Rating

Matt

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Great for these types of students
Passionate, Creative, and that want practical experience in their field.
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Miosotis from Stroudsburg, PA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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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!
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.
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.
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,
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Clubs and Activities
Check out all the clubs on campus on the website! http://www.rowan.edu
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.
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Nicole from Wayne, NJ

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
Academic Rigor
some classes can be hard and others are easy. it all depends on the teachers and classes you take.
Dorm Life
the rooms are not the largest but the communities in the halls are great.
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.
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.
Bang for the buck
the school is pretty cheap compared to other schools and has a lot to offer.
Great for these types of students
all types of students.
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.
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
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Rachel from Westampton, NJ

accepted here and planning to attend soon
2 people found this review useful
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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.
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!
Bang for the buck
I plan to commute and that hacks off$10000 off the tuition right there!
Tips for prospective students
Keep focus and stay on top of things with the application progress...it take a while
Great for these types of students
money savvy students
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researching this school
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Although I'm not yet a student here, I can still say some nice things for the school. I've watched the engineering program grow so much just in the last couple years. I think the only downside is some of the dorms and food.
Tips for prospective students
You should go for honors. You can only benefit from it. Comparing the kids at this school to others, they seem happier. Some of the kids who work for admissions at other schools didn't appear to be as happy as the Rowan kids. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this school has a positive attitude.
Academic Rigor
While I can't be certain of this, what I have seen makes it seem that this is a strong program, especially engineering.
Dorm Life
If you can't get into a newer dorm you might be better off commuting to Rowan. The old freshman dorms are too small and one doesn't even have laundry. If you get into honors, however, you are guaranteed to get into the new dorm.
Food and Dining
I got to eat the food at an open house for engineering. It was fine for college food, but nothing special.
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Lisa from Monroeville, NJ

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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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.
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.
Academic Rigor
The classes were challenging but not overbearing. Great programs!
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.
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.
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!
Bang for the buck
It's worth it if your paying in-state tuition.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Nothing that I can think of.
Great for these types of students
Locals.
Clubs and Activities
Greek life, sports, everything you can think of..
Greek Life
Not for me, but many love Rowan's Greek life.
Campus Safety
Campus security constantly patrols and makes you feel safe.
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Bevin from Lindenwold, NJ

a current student here
26 people found this review useful
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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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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Steven from Glassboro, NJ

a current student here
14 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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Jamie from Vineland, NJ

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Campus Safety
Safest place in town!
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Nora

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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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.
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!
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.
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)
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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