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4 Year Public University

Contact Information

International Admissions
Phone: + 1 856-256-4292
Instagram: @rowanic

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (September) – May 13
Spring Semester (January) – November 1


Main Campus
201 Mullica Hill Rd.
Glassboro, NJ 08028


Rowan University, founded in 1923, is a national public research university located in Glassboro in southern New Jersey. Rowan is the fourth fastest- growing research university in the USA, and it has a very safe campus, which is only 20 minutes from Philadelphia and about two hours from New York City and Washington, D.C. US News & World Report ranks Rowan University in the Top 100 Public Universities in the U.S. Rowan is also ranked in the Top 150 Universities in the U.S. by QS World University Rankings.


Rowan University is divided into twelve colleges and schools: Business, Communication and Creative Arts, Science and Mathematics, Performing Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and School of Nursing and Health Professions, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and Cooper Medical School, School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Student Demographics

In 2021 Rowan enrolled 19,600 students (16,500 undergraduate and 3,100 graduate) from the Mid-Atlantic region and 43 foreign countries.

ESL Program and Support Services

The ELP comprises 22 contact hours per week in fall, spring, and summer semesters. Students will focus on developing reading and writing skills, vocabulary building, pronunciation, listening skills, speaking and fluency skills, and knowledge of U.S. culture with cross-cultural understanding. The minimum English language requirement for admission to Rowan as a matriculated student is a TOEFL score of 70 or an IELTS score of 6.0. Students who study the Level-5 courses in the ELP for a semester and successfully complete the courses meet the language requirement of Rowan University.

Student Housing Options

Approximately 3,500 students live on campus in 8 residence halls, and 5 apartment complexes. Off-campus housing is also available for undergraduate junior and senior students and graduate students.

Admission Requirements for First Year Students

In addition to the international student application, applicants must submit the following:

  • Online International Undergraduate Application
  • High School Transcript(s)
  • English language test score (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, etc.)

Admission Requirements for Transfer Applicants

Students who have completed 12 or more university credits at another university at the time of application are considered a transfer student.

  • Online International Transfer Application
  • University Transcript(s)
  • English language test score (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, etc.)

Admission Requirements for Graduate Applicants

  • Online International Graduate Application
  • University Transcript(s)
  • English language test score (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, etc.)
  • Statement of Objectives
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • WES/ECE Transcript Evaluation (if available)
  • GMAT test score for MBA program only.

In addition to the general requirements for admission into The Graduate School listed above, the requirements for consideration of admission into each graduate program are listed on the International Graduate Application page.

Visa Categories Offered

  • F1 – initial and transfer undergraduate and graduate students
  • J1 – exchange undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and visiting scholars

Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance

Annual estimated cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses (2021/2022):

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees Per Year* $23,408
Graduate Tuition and Fees Per Year: $16,146 (MBA Program: $17,107)
Estimated Room and board on campus* $14,000
Textbooks (estimate) $1,000
Medical insurance (F-1) $2,200/year
Incidental expenses (estimate) $2,500
Approximate annual expenses: $43,108 for Undergraduate. $35,846

*This is the flat rate for tuition and fees for full-time undergraduate students taking 24 to 34 semester hours per year. Room rates are based on double room occupancy with meal plan. All figures are subject to change.

Types of Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available for the following:

  •  Incoming Undergraduate Freshman: Up to $11,000 a year. Renewable for four years.
  • Incoming Undergraduate Transfer Students: Up to $7,000/year. Renewable.
  • Graduate Students: Graduate and research assistantships may be available through the academic departments.

Student Activities and Campus Life

In addition to activities scheduled or sponsored by the International Center, international students are encouraged to participate in the many student organizations and activities at Rowan University. A wide variety of programs are available, including trips, concerts, lectures, films, and athletic events.
University-supported student organizations can help students satisfy their cultural, educational, literary, musical, scientific, and professional interests. At Rowan, students have many opportunities to develop leadership skills. The Student Government Association (SGA) serves as the voice of the student body on the campus and at local and state levels.
Athletics are an important part of life at Rowan. Intercollegiate and intramural athletics provide activity and recreation for students throughout the school year. Men’s sports include football, basketball, soccer, baseball, cross-country, swimming and track and field. Women compete in basketball, cross-country, field hockey, lacrosse, swimming, softball, volleyball, soccer and track and field. Cricket Club is also popular choice among international students.
A variety of support services are provided for all students, including personal and academic counseling.

  • The Chamberlain Student Center is the hub of student activities. It houses the Student Government Association (SGA) and other student organizations, Prof’s Place snack bar and game room, the Marketplace dining hall, the Food Court, the Market Basket convenience store, the Owl’s Nest restaurant, and Jazzman’s Coffeehouse.
  • The International Student Club provides peer support and guidance to their fellow international students from around the world.
  • Rowan University’s six-story Campbell Library is the largest in southern New Jersey. The library provides on-line access to book, periodical and selected newspaper holdings and houses more than 350,000 books, documents and multimedia materials.
  • The Rec Center is a comprehensive recreational sports facility that houses a pool, running track, racquetball courts and a multi-sport gym. Activities offered include intramural sports, fitness activities, and a variety of other programs.
  • The Science Building is host to the Edelman Planetarium, which is managed by the Department of Physics & Astronomy. The Planetarium presents a series of Astronomical programs and Laser light shows throughout the year.
  • All of the campus academic buildings, student residences and recreational facilities are Wi-fi enabled.
  • Rowan Boulevard is lined with shops, restaurants and medical providers at street level with housing, offices and classrooms on the floors above. Key anchors include the Rowan Boulevard Apartments complex for students, a Barnes & Noble collegiate superstore and a Courtyard by Marriott hotel and conference center.