Making History

Since its founding in 1923, Rowan University has evolved from a teacher preparation college to a bustling regional university that's ranked among the best public universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report. Today, Rowan's more than 14,000 students choose from 85 Bachelor degree programs, 65 Graduate programs, 2 Doctoral degrees, and 2 Professional programs. The University is one of just 56 institutions in the country with accredited programs in business, education, engineering and medicine.

Mission Statement

A leading public institution, Rowan University combines liberal education with professional preparation from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Rowan provides a collaborative, learning-centered environment in which highly qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and students integrate teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, and community service. Through intellectual, social and cultural contributions, the University enriches the lives of those in the campus community and surrounding region. 


The backbone of the University, Rowan’s administration encompasses six divisions. With their focus on operations, as well as academics, these divisions help support the student-centered mission of the University.

Office of the President

Formally inaugurated as Rowan’s 7th president on September 20, 2013, Dr. Ali A. Houshmand has led the University during a period of unprecedented growth and opportunity, much of it a direct result of his personal vision and drive.

Our Past, Present & Future

Rowan University has evolved from its humble beginnings in 1923 as a normal school, with a mission to train teachers for South Jersey classrooms, to a comprehensive public research university with a strong regional reputation.

Visiting Rowan University

Click here for campus maps, parking information, driving directions and places to stay close to campus. Whether you are visiting Rowan for the day, commuting to class or working or living on campus, our maps and directions can guide your way.

Working at Rowan

As one of the leading employers in southern New Jersey with 2,000+ employees, Rowan offers comprehensive and competitive employment packages. Browse through our job announcements for a complete listing of available full- and part-time positions.

Giving to Rowan

RU In? Show your Prof Pride and get involved. Alumni gifts of any size impact how Rowan is ranked. Make a gift today as a vote of confidence in your own education and the future of Rowan University.

News & Events

From groundbreaking faculty research to community events and much more, learn about what’s happening at Rowan today. Here you can find the latest on Rowan news, important announcements and calendar listings for events

Sustainability at Rowan

RU green? We are! We’re committed to cutting emissions, trimming waste and conducting research on alternative fuels. Rowan’s community is focused on leaving a smaller carbon footprint to ensure the health of our environment

Contact Us

 Across all campuses, Rowan offers students, faculty and staff a wide variety of helpful services and guidance.  For any question or concerns, please reach out to one of Rowan's many information or support desks. 

Campus Calendar

Looking for semester start or end dates, holidays, or commencement? Click here to view our 2014-2015 campus, RowanSOM, and Cooper Medical School academic calendars.