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? Rowan University

ingriddingridd Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
edited April 2010 in Parents Forum
I am sending my first kid off to school, he is a math major, he was accepted at St. Joes, in Philadelphia, and Rowan in Glassboro NJ, plus some other schools which he/we eliminated, We are leaning towards Rowan because of the math program, price and no foreign language requirement, does anyone have any opinions either way?

Thanks, never posted anything in my life so hope I do it correctly.
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Replies to: ? Rowan University

  • rockvillemomrockvillemom Registered User Posts: 6,756 Senior Member
    You did just fine. There's not a lot on Rowan on CC - but use the search function at the top - and you will find a few threads.
  • momma-threemomma-three Registered User Posts: 2,762 Senior Member
    Has your son been to both schools? Did one school offer more money than another? I have heard of many happy kids at St. Joes but I have not heard much about Rowan.
  • kitty56kitty56 Registered User Posts: 1,308 Senior Member
    We have known several kids who have gone to Rowan and were successful and happy. One was a val. from his school, graduated from Rowan and went on to Virginia Tech for master's and PhD. He was a student interested in so many things. I believe he majored in engineering. Rowan is one of the better NJ state schools.
  • 1down12go1down12go Registered User Posts: 307 Member
    Rowan is probably the better value. Our son is a junior and has been extremely happy since day-one. In fact, he has friends who attended TCNJ and Rutgers only to transfer to Rowan for their upperclass years. Unless St. Joes offered free tuition, I would seriously consider Rowan. Top notch in our book.
  • toblintoblin Registered User Posts: 1,862 Senior Member
    Don't know about the math program, but Rowan's undergrad engineering program is one of the best in the country and at a great price. Being only 10 years old everything new and first class. Undergrads get all the attention. Getting harder to get in but still offering good merit aid for top performers. But visit any school before deciding. And note: Rowan is in the sticks.
  • TheGFGTheGFG Registered User Posts: 6,196 Senior Member
    The only negative I've heard about Rowan is that kids seem to have trouble getting scheduled the classes they need in order to graduate on time. Several friends' kids are having to go for a 5th year, which makes it more expensive than you'd think! Also, it's in the middle of nowhere which is great if you like rural, and not if you don't.
  • 1down12go1down12go Registered User Posts: 307 Member
    ^^^ Yes, I have heard some stories about registration problems. It's important to work closely with your advisor in your major so you stay on track. If you do not change majors and stick to your curriculum sheet, you shouldn't have a problem graduating in 4 years...our son is, even with some registration glitches.

    And, yes, the campus is located in a tiny town among farmlands and 'sticks', but the good news is it's only a 20 minute drive from Philly. :)
  • toblintoblin Registered User Posts: 1,862 Senior Member
    Rowan engineering majors have a strict curriculum set that includes exactly four GE classes spread over eight semesters . All engineering students are automatically admitted to all necessary courses per the schedule. Most problems preventing a four year grad date are the result of complications associated with changing ones major OR having to repeat a course OR financial issues.

    Current Rowan Engineering curriculum for ChemE. The other engineering specialties follow same.
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