Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

Performing Arts Profile


Don’t just follow the path—forge your own

Change is in our DNA. From reinventing our identity to evolving the way we educate students, Rowan University is always adapting to the changing world. As we continue to grow, rise in rankings, and advance the region, we’re looking for minds like yours to keep us moving forward. We know you’ll not only succeed but thrive in this community of transformation and individualized educational programming that offers a big-town feel with small-town friendships and faculty mentorship. 

Located in suburban Southern New Jersey in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, the University has more than 19,000 students between its undergraduate and graduate programs. As a research institution that’s ranked among the “Best Public Universities in the North” by U.S. News & World Report, Rowan is known for its robust program offerings, with more than 100 majors to choose from, and for being one of only three universities in the country to have two medical schools. 

 

ACCOLADES

 

Named the #4 fastest-growing research university among public doctoral institutions in the nation | The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Ranked #187 among the "Best National Universities" and #95 among "National Public Universities" | U.S. News & World Report

 

1 of only 3 universities in the nation with medical schools granting DO and MD degrees

 

Ranked #2 in New Jersey and #67 in the nation among "Best for Veterans" colleges | College Factual

 

Student body earning 25 Fulbright Scholarships, six Boren Awards, and two Goldwater Scholarships since 2000

Improve the world through the arts

The Rowan University College of Performing Arts is a family of supportive artists, where world-class faculty guide students in developing their skills as performers, educators, producers, directors, designers, collaborators, and entrepreneurs. Whether performing with the Metropolitan Opera, touring the country with Broadway shows, providing leadership in music education, or taking on countless other roles, our College of Performing Arts alumni are serving and improving the world through the arts every day.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I like the freedom we have to explore the many avenues of dance. We’re a technical-based program, and we continue to hone our skills in dance.”

    • Kate Rose W.
      Dance | Camden County, New Jersey
  • “My program is pretty intimate, which allows me to be close with drum and composition jazz performers—people I didn’t expect to learn from as a trumpet player."

    • Luis O.
      Jazz | Atlantic County, New Jersey
  • “Professors bring in guest artists, teachers, and speakers. I’m constantly getting different lenses from around the world on pedagogy and musicianship.”

    • Sam G.
      Music Education | Union County, New Jersey
  • “Faculty supported my growth while pursuing internships. My experience with our record label, Rowan Music Group, helped set me up for success.”

    • Devon D.
      Music Industry | Mercer County, New Jersey