Rowan University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Rowan University is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 73%. Located in Glassboro, New Jersey between Philadelphia and Atlantic City, Rowan offers over 80 undergraduate majors through its 10 colleges and schools. Music education and business administration are popular among undergraduates. Rowan has a 17-to-1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of about 20.

Considering applying to Rowan University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Rowan University had an acceptance rate of 73%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 73 students were admitted, making Rowan's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 14,221
Percent Admitted 73%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 26%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Rowan University requires that most applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 94% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. Note that applicants with an average GPA high school of 3.5 or above in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum may choose to apply test-optional.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 520 620
Math 485 605
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Rowan's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Rowan scored between 520 and 620, while 25% scored below 520 and 25% scored above 620. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 485 and 605. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1225 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Rowan University.

Requirements

Rowan does not require the SAT writing section. Note that Rowan participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

While Rowan is test-optional for applicants with an average high school GPA of 3.5 and above, note that there are some exceptions. Home-schooled students, EOF applicants, international students, prospective engineering majors, and those students applying for merit scholarships are required to submit standardized test scores

ACT Scores and Requirements

Rowan University requires that most applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 12% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. Note that applicants with an average high school GPA of 3.5 or above in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum may choose to apply test-optional.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 20 27
Math 21 27
Composite 20 27

This admissions data tells us that most of Rowan's admitted students fall within the top 48% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Rowan received a composite ACT score between 20 and 27, while 25% scored above 27 and 25% scored below 20.

Requirements

Note that Rowan does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. Rowan does not require the ACT writing section.

While Rowan is test-optional for applicants with an average high school GPA of 3.5 and above, note that there are some exceptions. Home-schooled students, EOF applicants, international students, prospective engineering majors, and those students applying for merit scholarships are required to submit standardized test scores.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Rowan University's incoming freshmen class was 3.54, and over 60% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.5 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Rowan University have primarily high B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Rowan University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Rowan University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Rowan University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Rowan University, which accepts fewer than three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat competitive admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. Keep in mind, however, that Rowan also has a holistic admissions process and is test-optional, and admissions decisions are based on much more than numbers. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside of Rowan's average range.

In the scattergram above, the blue and green dots represent students who were offered admission. Admitted applicants typically had SAT scores (ERW+M) of 1050 or higher, an ACT composite of 21 or higher, and a high school average in the "B" range or better. A significant percentage of admitted students have grades in the "A" range

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