Date Approved


Embargo Period


Document Type


Degree Name

MA Higher Education


Educational Services and Leadership


College of Education


Sisco, Burton R.

Committee Member 1

Walpole, MaryBeth


Women college students--New Jersey; Rowan University--Undergraduates


Higher Education


The primary purpose of this study was to discover whether undergraduate women at Rowan University were satisfied with their experiences on campus. The areas under investigation were campus environment, student support services, safety, academic and personal goals. Data were collected in the spring semester of 2014, using a survey. A total number of 363 students participated in the survey, and 333 fully completed the survey. The survey was distributed via Qualtrics, a software program provided by Rowan University.

The outcome of the survey determined that the selected undergraduate women at Rowan University were mostly satisfied with the aspects of campus that are important to them, with the highest correlations in gender equity, social justice, and inclusivity. While student satisfaction levels were high in most areas, Student Support Services and Student Safety satisfaction levels were of the lowest numbers. Overall, the study showed that the selected Rowan University undergraduate women are mostly satisfied with the areas of campus that are most important to them.

Recommendations include increasing campus safety during the hours of 12 pm - 6 am to help the community feel more at ease, improving Financial Aid resources, and increasing departments related to gender equity, social justice, and inclusion.