Rowan University

Rowan University has evolved from its humble beginning in 1923 as a normal school, with a mission to train teachers for South Jersey classrooms, to a comprehensive university with a strong regional reputation. In the early 1900s, many New Jersey teachers lacked proper training because of a shortage of schools in the state that provided training. To counter the trend, the state decided to build a two-year training school for teachers, known then as a normal school, in Southern New Jersey.

The town of Glassboro was an early favorite because of its excellent rail system, harmonious blend of industry and agriculture, natural beauty and location in the heart of South Jersey.

Several towns in South Jersey competed to be the site of the new normal school because of the economic benefit and prestige such an institution would bring. In 1917, to sway the decision in their favor, 107 residents of Glassboro raised more than $7,000 to purchase 25 acres, which they offered to the state for free if they selected Glassboro as the site.

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United States

201 Mullica Hill Road
NJ 08027-1701
Phone: (856) 256-4010
Fax: (856) 256-4814

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Our Aims

Rowan University Mission

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.  

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Location and Getting there

Rowan University is located in the southern New Jersey town of Glassboro, 18 miles southeast of Philadelphia. The campus is easily reached from the NJ Turnpike, the Atlantic City Expressway or any of the Delaware River Bridges.

From the North (Northern New Jersey, New York, etc.)
Take the NJ Turnpike South to Exit 2 and take Route 322 East. At the first traffic light (3 miles) turn right and then bear left (.4 miles) to stay on Rt. 322. Continue on Rt. 322 (7 miles) to the campus.

From Philadelphia
Take the Walt Whitman or Benjamin Franklin Bridge to I-676 South toward Atlantic City. Shortly after I-676 becomes Route 42 South, exit right onto Route 55 South. Take that to exit 50A (Glassboro-Mullica Hill). Take Route 322 East (2 miles) to the campus.

From the West
Take I-95 to the Commodore Barry Bridge. Follow Route 322 East (15 miles) to the campus.

From Central New Jersey
Take Route 70 West to I-295 South. Follow I-295 to Route 42 South (Atlantic City). Exit Route 42 South onto Route 55 South. Follow that to exit 50A (Glassboro-Mullica Hill). Take Route 322 East (2 miles) to the campus.

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Department and information about the department

In the Department of Art, you will find a highly qualified faculty, spacious and well equipped studios and varied academic programs.

As an aspiring professional artist, a challenging atmosphere awaits you in which your creative spirit will flourish through work with both traditional art media and the hardware and software indispensable in today's high-tech world.

Rowan art students have two distinct advantages:

Individual attention available at a medium sized university in a suburban area.

The stimulation of being close to the cultural resources of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.  

Academic Staff and Description  

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Information For  Undergraduates

Academic Programs

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art (BFA)

Dual Major
Bachelor of Arts in Art (BA) and Bachelor of Arts in
Education/Endorsement in the Teaching of Art (K-12)

Minor in Art

Minor in Art History  

Information For  Postgraduates

Rowan University offers over thirty graduate level programs leading to master's and doctoral degrees, certification, and the Educational Specialist degree.  

Information For  International Students

The Office of International Student Services is responsible for the recruitment, admission, and support of International Students at Rowan University. We ensure student and institutional compliance with Federal regulations regarding financial support, academic progress, and
immigration status.

We also coordinate programs and activities for students with student visas and other foreign-born students at the institution and provide a variety of support services in conjunction with other offices on campus. The Office also works to foster an environment which supports individual and departmental initiatives in the area of International Education at Rowan University.  


Student Facilities

Art Department Facilities

Art Studios
The Department has 10 fully equipped fine art studios, including a fully equipped ceramics, photography, printmaking, painting, sculpture, glass and jewelry / metalry studios.

Visual Resource Library
The Visual Resources Library maintains and continuously supplements a collection of more than 30,000 images for use in art history and studio art courses at the university. A transition from traditional slides to digital images is currently underway, with the majority of art history and art appreciation courses now taught using high-quality digital media. The Visual Resources Library acquires images from major distributors of art photography, supplemented by contributions from our own well-traveled faculty.

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Westby Computer Labs
In support of the Graphic Design and Fine Arts programs the Westby Computer Art Labs provide state-of the-art technology for developing graphic design, web design, and multimedia projects.
The labs comprise of 60 plus networked Macintosh workstations, projection systems, color laser and inkjet printers, digital st...  [ Read All ]

Student Support

The Division of Student Affairs directly supports the recruitment, retention, graduation and satisfaction of Rowan University students by providing comprehensive and integrated student services programs for all students.

The goal of the Division of Student Affairs is to provide comprehensive academic and student support programs and services to provide the environment for students to clarify their educational, career and life goals, and in the development of educational plans that will assist them in their attainment of academic success. The programs and services of the Division of Student Affairs assist students with their transitions into, through, and out of Rowan University.  

Student Life

The Rowan University Campus is always buzzing with things to do. In addition, Rowan's location puts you 30 to 60 minutes away from some of the finest entertainment and dining in the Delaware Valley.  


How To Apply  

Visit us (open days)

Rowan University offers a number of campus tours and open houses throughout the course of the year. A visit is the best way to learn about our academic programs, meet our professors, explore our state-of-the-art facilities and observe campus life.  

Request a prospectus (Number, e-mail or follow link)

Contact the Admissions Office

Savitz Hall • 2nd Floor
201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028

Phone Numbers:
856.256.4200 or 877.RU.ROWAN

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm