Rowan University English Language Program

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Basic Information

Address: 201 Mullica Hill Road Glassboro, NJ 08028
Phone Number(s): 856-256-5768
Director: Dr. Gokhan Alkanat, PhD Education Administration, MA in TESOL, BA Teaching English as a Second Language

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Rowan University English Language Program
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Additional Information

Ages: 16+

Intensive English Language

School Setting:

Residential Surburban - Glassboro Campus
Residential Urban - Camden Campus

School Schedule (Hours in a Day): 5 hours per day, 4 days per week in-person program (day classes); 4 hours per night, 4 nights per week online program (evening classes)

Residential surburban (Glassboro); residential urban (Camden)

School Size: approximately 120 students per year
Classroom Size: 10 students
Student/Teacher Ratio: 10:1

Summer Session 2 - $750 In-person, $600 Online. Fall Session 1 - $900 In-person, $750 Online Fall Session 2 - $900 In-person, $750 Online Spring Session 1 - $900 In-person, $750 Online Spring Session 2 - $900 In-person, $750 Online * In-person rate: books included

Financial Aid:


Languages used as a Medium of Teaching: English
Credit Available: No Credit
Course Levels: 1-5
Experience Required:


Percentage of Graduating Class: 95
Parking Space/Availability:

Permit parking; street parking

Support Services:

Free tutoring by a certified staff is available to students.

Academic counseling;
We provide counseling in visa, college and graduate school applications.

Computer Capabilities:

Students have access to computers in the school library.


A new housing option that is offered to International students at Rowan is the Homestay option. The American Homestay Network (AHN) is an affiliate homestay provider of Rowan University. AHN's flexible homestay packages are designed to welcome international students to the local community and provide a home away from home as students pursue their education in the United States.
Hosts are carefully selected to ensure students are placed in environments that are not only safe and comfortable, but also warm and welcoming, where they can enjoy a shared cultural experience in a local home. Students will be matched with a host family close to campus according to AHN's world-class standards of best practice.

On Campus:
Rowan features eight residence halls and five apartment communities nestled among the trees of a 200-acre campus in historic Glassboro, New Jersey. Students who live on campus benefit from facilities and resources that support students' success as they transition to living independently.

On-campus dining offers convenience and flexibility for the entire Rowan community, not just on-campus residents. Rowan University Dining provides a variety of delicious options at 11 locations across campus. Students and faculty can buy meal plans that fit their needs each semester.

Admissions Requirements:

Must be at least 16 years old
Complete the ELP application

Admissions Deadline:

Varies - we have 6 admission dates per year (check our website for updated deadlines Click Here!)

Mission Statement:

The English Language Program (ELP) at Rowan University is a university intensive academic-English program for international and local resident students, and the goal is to prepare students for university success.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

We belive by having a high qualified, well trained instructors and staff, offering an academically rigorous curriculum, and maintaining a student-centered philosophy, we meet the needs of all of our students. We strive to foster a learning culture that embraces the exploration of cross-cultural ideas in a comprehensively supportive environment that connects students with the wider university and surrounding communities.

School History:

This program has had a history of over 50 years (established in 1969) of helping students from non-English speaking countries all over the world and have had great careers in the U.S. and other countries.


Dang H., Vietnam
"Rowan ELP helped me develop skills that I can apply to college after studying the English language."

Anis N., Iran
"I had amazing teachers and classmates. Everyone was really friendly, you feel like you've known them for quite some time and they become like family."

Luis G., Brazil
"By the end of Rowan's ELP, I felt more confident in speaking English, as well as doing everything I wanted to without feeling embarrassed or shy."

Sergio J., Mexico
"Rowan ELP has a system that makes sure every student improves their skills in writing, reading and speaking. No matter what country you are from you will improve together."

Program Highlights:

If you successfully complete Advanced Level (sessions 1 & 2) with a
minimum GPA of 3.0, you do not need to take a language
test for university admissions into undergraduate and
graduate degrees of study.

Additional School Information:

Rowan University is close to Philadelphia (20 minutes), New York City (one hour), Washington D.C. (two hours) as well as the Jersey shore, Pennsylvania Dutch country, and the Pocono Mountains offering points of interest and year-round entertainment.  Excellent public transport and convenience make our location one of the most desirable in the Northeast USA.