Rowan University

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Introduction to Rowan University

In 1923, Rowan University started as a school for teachers. The college received its university commendation in 1997, changing its name to Rowan University. The school has seven colleges in the fields of business, communication, education, engineering, fine and performing arts and liberal arts and sciences.

Rowan University has just under 10,000 students doing classwork in 36 bachelor's degree programs, seven teacher certificate programs, 26 master's degree programs and the college also offers a doctoral degree in educational leadership.

Student Life at Rowan University

Rowan University students have a student to faculty ratio of 15-to-1. The average class size is 21 students. About 30 percent of the Rowan University student body, live in residence halls.

Among the students enrolled at the New Jersey campus or online distance learning program, 89 percent are studying for bachelor's or undergraduate degrees and 11 percent are studying for master's degrees. The Rowan University study abroad program offers international study in more than 50 countries. The school has more than 100 clubs and organizations for students.

FAQs on Rowan University

Is Rowan University Accredited?

The Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools accredits Rowan University. In addition, the college has been included in a number of publications that provide school rankings and reviews to interested parents and prospective students. Rowan University was included in Princeton Review, Kiplinger and Kaplan.

What Are Some Requirements for Rowan University?

Rowan University's currently enrolled students are in the top 25 percent of their high school classes with average SAT I range scores of 1,090 - 1,260. The admissions department at the distance learning school and the traditional college campuses review academic history, letters of recommendation, ACT and SAT test scores and class rank. Activities and student employment histories also play a role in whether they are accepted to Rowan University.

Can I Receive Financial Aid from Rowan University?

More than 70 percent of students at Rowan University receive financial aid, primarily from loans, grants and scholarships.

What Are the Career Possibilities From Rowan University?

The rate that Rowan University recent graduates are employed or accepted into a graduate school within one year after commencement is 96 percent. Career opportunities for graduates of the distance education program or campus classes might include jobs as engineers, theater designers, film directors, graphic designers, art historians or human resources directors.