Rowan University Top Questions

What are the academics like at Rowan University?


tough and rigid for STEM students but manageable. non stems have a much easier time.


The English department is amazing. The professors are really smart and will challenge you to become a better writer. Class participation is crucial in some classes, but less in general ed classes. The difficulty level depends on your major and your grasp on the subject, but I've found my classes to be challenging but still manageable. If you work hard, you will at least get Bs. All professors offer office hours, although students rarely go.


The professors are Rowan are great. In my time there, I made connections with the faculty in my major and even members not within my major. They take the time to get to know you and make the experience that much more personal.


Tons of major, school is ranked highly for it's Music and Educational department.


Rowan offers some pretty interesting classes and there are tons of interesting professors in each major that you can't miss out on. Although a lot of people talk about drinking/partying at Rowan, the average Rowan student puts his/her school work first. I have only seen a few students in dorms leave their doors open. You don't want random strangers (usually drunkards) popping in on you & making themselves comfortable. Rowan always have guest speakers, concerts and there are multiple plays put on throughout the year. Out of my closest friends at Rowan, one was my roommate and the other dormed in the same building and was a fellow classmate my Freshmen year.


All of my professors know my name and I love that about Rowan. My favorite class was History of American Art with Professor Adelson! Class participation is required in all of my classes and students are very competitive in classe. The most unique class I took was Classical Sociological Theory, it made me think of things one would not normally think of. I am in the education department with a dual major in American studies. The department for education is great but American studies is lacking. Some of the academic requirements for my major are unreasonable, for example comparative politics and classical sociological theory. I'll never need them.


Classes are in short numbers, usually a maximum of 30 which gives more interaction with the professors. Rowan was originally a college for education and fine arts but now is getting more attention in the science and engineering programs.


All the professors know my name because I am a grad student and I help them


Class size is one of the main reasons I chose Rowan. I've never been in a class of more than 30 students, and all of my professors have known me by my first name. The faculty genuinely cares about the students, and if there's a new professor, or even an old one, who isn't doing a good job, there's always a superior willing to listen and make changes. Being an English and Writing Arts double major, I love almost all my professors, and have taken classes with the same professors repeatedly.


I know that the Chemistry department staff is on the small side, so you can make connections with your professors.