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Parents and Family

At Rowan University, we recognize and appreciate the power of a strong support system. We know that this is an exciting time for your student – and also for their family, friends, and neighbors, too. Here, you’ll find links to helpful information for you and your student to refer to during their college search and future journey as a Rowan student. We care about your student’s success, and we can’t wait to welcome them into our #RowanPROUD family.

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Fast Facts

Rowan at a Glance

Rowan University offers bachelor’s through doctoral programs to more than 22,000 students through its campuses in Glassboro, Camden and Stratford, New Jersey and online. It is one of only four universities in the nation to grant both Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) medical degrees. Focused on practical research at the intersection of engineering, medicine, science and business, Rowan has earned national recognition for innovation, commitment to high-quality, affordable education and developing public-private partnerships.

Make your Mark

Rowan Students are Unstoppable

At Rowan University, our momentum is unstoppable. Learn more about how we prepare new leaders to face the challenges of tomorrow and our focus on attracting a community of unique students who are ready to make their mark on the world.

What to expect

as a student at Rowan University

College can be a lot to take in

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What academic programs are offered at Rowan?

As the fourth fastest-growing public research university in the nation, your student is bound to find a program that matches their career interests. With a variety of bachelor's degree programs, master's degree programs, doctoral programs and professional programs, Rowan students can pursue any number of professional callings through nationally-ranked academic programs offered across our campuses and online.

What is the cost of attendance at Rowan?

An investment in a Rowan education is an investment in your student's future! For our most-current cost of attendance, check out the Rowan University Net Price Calculator, an interactive tool designed to provide an estimate of the financial support available to help meet the costs associated with earning your degree. We also offer plenty of scholarships and aid opportunities to help make our academic journey affordable.

How do I register for a tour or an open house?

We offer a variety of options to visit Rowan University's vibrant campus, from daily campus tours to Open Houses. Our team looks forward to meeting you!

How can I learn more about the admissions process?

Whether you or a loved one are a first-year, transfer or international student, we've got you covered. Visit the link below to learn more about application deadlines, requirements and related fees at Rowan University.

What does "FERPA" stand for?

The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) governs what information can and cannot be shared with anyone who is not the enrolled student. The FERPA Act of 1974 protects the privacy of individual students by placing restrictions on the disclosure of information.

What does "FAFSA" stand for?

"FAFSA" stands for "Free Application for Federal Student Aid." Completing the FAFSA is the first step in applying for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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Preparing for a Meaningful Career

How can your student be intentional with their time while learning at Rowan University? What can your student do now to maximize their college experience? How can they meet (and exceed) their goals? We have created a four-year plan designed to assist with goal setting and exploration. At Rowan, we recommend our students review these suggestions and plan ahead to work closely with their academic advisor to ensure they are on the right track as they move through their education on the path to their future career.

Building a Solid Foundation

For Growth and Future Success

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Location is Key

In the heart of Glassboro

Our students enjoy the suburban setting of our walkable main campus in the heart of Glassboro, New Jersey. Located approximately 20 minutes from the city of Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, Rowan students live in a region where they can pursue meaningful internship opportunities. Rowan students also have the ability to make lasting memories while they explore the local arts, culture and entertainment scene.

Launch Experience
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It takes a village

Hear from more parents and family members

At Rowan University, we know the college experience is a journey, and a journey is best not taken alone. Hear from parents and family just like you about what it's like being part of the Rowan University community.

getting acclimated

outside of the classroom

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Rowan Families

Join the Community

Still have questions? This is the place for parents and family members to discuss all things Rowan!