B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$193,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$957
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%

Glassboro Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    63
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    5
    41
  • Robbery
    52
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    613
    525
  • Theft
    1,671
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    47
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$64,246
National
$53,889
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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I've been living in Glassboro for 4 years now. I came from Ukraine, so the cultural shock and having nothing to compare it with, made me llike this town for it's peaceful and quiet atmosphere. However, after living here for a while, I started noticing small things that weren't bothering me before. First of all, it seems like Glassboro is in the middle of nowhere; there's no train station nearby, only couple of passing busses that usually only take you to Camden/Philly area or straight to the ocean. There are no attractions, the only place you can go to is bowling, and the building looks pretty old and somewhat depressing. The beautiful part of the town is Rowan University, it keeps growing every year, making the area more progressive and look nicer overall. The rest of the town looks somewhat old and poor, there are many farm around, and almost no art/business in the area. I'm giving Glassboro solid 3/5 for being a clean safe town that needs to improve its lifestyle.
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Great college town where Rowan University is located! It's preschool program is excellent and well impremented. They can use an expansion of their public school program though. More college preparations, more AP courses and computer programming courses. Public transportation will help residents getting around.
Glassboro is a very nice town to live around. Rowan University is the heart of Glassboro which is currently going through a construction boom. It's a good mixture of urban and rural life. Right next to Glassboro are the Townships of Elk and Harrison which are primarily farming communities. Philadelphia is 25 miles away and Atlantic City/Wildwood is about 40 minutes away. The area is very diverse and people are generally friendly. Also there is a good mix of affordable housing and jobs being so close to the Philly Market.