Rowan University
Glassboro, NJ.08028

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Rowan University
Glassboro, New Jersey

Founded in 1923, Rowan University has become a regional center for education, business, technology, and the arts and humanities. With state-of-the-art facilities, nationally ranked academic and athletic programs, and talented professors, Rowan offers an outstanding educational experience at an exceptional value. Currently, the University is the home of nearly 10,000 students in forty-two majors, twenty-six minors, and twenty-eight graduate programs across six academic colleges—Business, Communication, Education, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts, and Liberal Arts and Sciences—and the College of Professional & Continuing Education. Rowan’s admission standards are competitive, attracting applicants from the top quarter of their high school classes. All courses are taught by professors without the aid of teaching assistants, and the average class size is 20.

Rowan University, established for teacher training and later known as Glassboro State College, made philanthropic history with the 1992 Rowan $100 million donation.

Location and Community
The University is located on 200 acres in the historic southern New Jersey town of Glassboro, less than 30 minutes from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, less than an hour from the New Jersey shore. Because of the University’s location halfway between New York and Washington, D.C., it was chosen as the site of the historic 1967 conference between President Johnson and Soviet Premier Kosygin. Facilities for all forms of surface and air transportation, including Philadelphia International Airport, are within minutes of the campus.

Just 20 minutes from the main campus, the Rowan University Camden Campus, in Camden, New Jersey, serves the urban community with an emphasis on nontraditional students in three degree programs, plus English as a second language studies.

Academic Life
All degree programs include a general education requirement (approximately 60 semester hours) from the areas of communication, science and mathematics, social and behavioral sciences, humanities and languages, and fine arts. In addition, most academic majors have specific general education courses that students in that major must take. Each degree program includes individual major requirements and free electives. A minimum of thirty semester hours is required in a major program; many departments require more

Students are encouraged to use free electives to establish a second major, minor, or concentration; strengthen their major program; pursue personal interests; or study abroad.

Internships are available in all majors, and some type of internship or academic field experiences are required in most of them.

The University calendar is based on the two-semester system with a summer session.

Majors Offered
The Bachelor of Arts degree is offered in accounting, advertising, art (general fine arts), communication studies, early childhood education, economics, education (K—12 subject matter in art, biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics, music, physical science, physics, Spanish, theater/speech/dramatic arts), elementary education, English, environmental studies, geography, health and exercise science (athletic training, health promotion and fitness management, K—12 teacher certification), history, journalism, law and justice studies, liberal studies: American studies, liberal studies: math/science, mathematics, music, political science, psychology, public relations, radio/TV/film, sociology, Spanish, theater (theater, child drama), and writing arts. The Bachelor of Science degree is offered in accounting, biochemistry, biological sciences, business (entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, management, management information systems, marketing), chemistry, computer science, engineering (chemical, civil and environmental, electrical and computer, mechanical), mathematics, physical sciences, and physics. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is also offered. The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is offered in studio arts (drawing and painting, ceramics, computer art, graphic design, illustration, jewelry/metalry, photography, printmaking, puppetry, and sculpture). The Bachelor of Music degree is offered in composition, jazz studies, music education, and performance.

Facilities and Resources
In just the past decade, Rowan has added a number of new buildings that are notable for their modern architecture, bright open spaces, and state-of-the-art equipment. They include the Student Recreation Center, a full-service health club for students, faculty members, and alumni; the Campbell Library, which combines spacious new study areas with a rich collection of print and electronic resources for research; and Henry M. Rowan Hall, a $28-million engineering building with a technology spine and modular classrooms and laboratories. The $45-million, state-of-the-art Science Hall, which opened in fall 2003, is the home of the biological sciences, chemistry, and physics departments and features a fully equipped laser laboratory, a rooftop greenhouse and telescope, a planetarium, twenty-two research laboratories, and twenty-seven teaching laboratories. Education Hall, the new home for the College of Education, featuring state-of-the-art technology, learning centers, classrooms, and office space, opened in spring 2006. Rowan is also expanding its campus to accommodate the building of the South Jersey Technology Park, a facility that will be shared by students, faculty members, and private industry.

Campus Life
Rowan’s tree-lined campus features student residence halls, apartments and townhouses; a brand-new $28.5 million education hall; a new $45 million science center; a $28 million engineering building; a $16.7 million library; an $8.6 million Student Recreation Center; theatres; galleries; and thirty-three student computer labs.

Sports / Varsity Athletics
Rowan’s eighteen varsity athletic teams compete in NCAA Division III, the New Jersey Athletic Conference, and the Eastern College Athletic Conference. More than 150 clubs, preprofessional organizations, honor societies, and fraternities and sororities foster a sense of community life.

Financial Aid / Scholarships
Nearly 70 percent of all Rowan students receive some form of financial aid, such as grants, loans, or scholarships, from federal and state sources, alumni, friends of the University, and various other organizations. In 2006, Rowan awarded $68 million in total financial assistance to undergraduates. Students should submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1 and no later than March 15 to be evaluated for the earliest consideration.

Admission Requirements / Application
Rowan University carefully considers each application it receives and selects candidates who will be academically successful, contribute to student life on campus, and benefit most from the Rowan experience. Rowan’s admissions standards are competitive. The 2006 freshman class posted a mean SAT score of 1165, a top-20 percent class rank, and an average GPA of 3.6. The average transfer student GPA is 3.07.

Admission decisions are based on the strength and quality of the high school record, SAT or ACT scores, class rank, and letters of recommendation. An essay or interview is not required.

Applicants are expected to have completed a minimum of 16 college preparatory units: 4 of English, 2 of laboratory science, 3 of college preparatory mathematics (algebra I and II, geometry), 2 of social studies, and 5 of additional work in at least two of the following areas: English, social studies, languages, mathematics, or sciences. The College of Engineering seeks applicants with 3 units of laboratory science, including chemistry and physics, and 4 units of college preparatory mathematics, including precalculus (calculus preferred).

Admission for transfer students is competitive and is based on college transcripts and available space in the desired major.

Rowan University
Albert Betts
Director of Admissions
Glassboro, New Jersey 08028-1701


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