Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

Performing Arts Profile

World-class education, vibrant performances, and a welcoming community.

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. 

New facilities
September 2022 saw the completion and opening of new dance studios in Wilson Hall. The 7,500 square-foot addition features two dance studios, faculty offices, and student spaces, allowing the dance program to continue its growth and fulfill accreditation standards from the National Association of Schools of Dance.



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

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Ranked #194 among the "Best 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 #10 in New Jersey and #67 in the nation among "Best for Veterans" colleges | College Factual

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