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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
Towson is an above-average public university located in Towson, Maryland in the Baltimore Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 16,893 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Towson acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Communications, and Psychology. Graduating 71% of students, Towson alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,400.
About Towson University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
8000 York Rd
Towson, MD 21252
Website
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Towson University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
Application Deadline
January 17
SAT Range
980-1160
ACT Range
21-25
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$15,597/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,161/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,151/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,901/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,975/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,033/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.172 responses
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.191 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.191 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,893Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 127 responses
Report
  • Motivated
    32%
  • Driven
    28%
  • Stressed, tired and tenacious
    13%
  • Competitive
    10%
  • Nonchalant
    6%
  • Passionate
    5%
  • Lazy
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.233 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.276 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 150 responses
Report
  • Tigertown
    60%
  • Diverse
    20%
  • Awesome
    7%
  • United
    5%
  • Hell
    2%
  • Personal
    2%
  • Talented
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.144 responses
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Towson University Reviews

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Towson University is a great University! They are well diversified between the faculty and amongst the students. The professors actually get you prepared for the real world (that is the professors for the upper classmen). I’m yet to hear too much about Towson in terms improvement but one thing that I would like to see change is the Advising. Students should strive to keep track of their Degree plans. The food on campus is good as well as they do have a vast horizon of foods that you can eat from. Outside campus life is really good.
Overall, as a senior I am enjoying my stay at Towson and recommend future students to come here for their education!
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Towson is great! This is such a good school and you really get a good value for your money. Tuition isn't too overboard. If you live in the area, it's not not a horrible commute. Teachers are knowledgable and helpful. Most of the teachers have higher education experience (masters, doctorates) and contribute a lot of their personal experiences into lectures which is awesome. The campus is well kept and there is a lot of clubs, organizations, etc for students to get involved in. They also recently built a brand new gym for students - it's gorgeous!
After gaining acceptance to many of MD's top universities, I am proud to say I am a Towson Tiger Alum! I am very proud of my decision to attend Towson University and the experience that I had while there. Of course, every school has it's quirks, but there is so many opportunities to involve yourself in on the campus from SGA, Greek Life, Sports, and various clubs/orgs. Just make sure you use ratemyprofessor so you can enhance your experience with great professors!