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Towson University
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  • 4 Year
  • TOWSON, MD

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Towson University is returning to full in-person instruction for fall of 2021. Campus visits have also resumed and can be reserved online. Guests on campus are not required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and masks are only required inside of buildings for those who are not fully vaccinated. Learn More

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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Towson is an above-average public university located in Towson, Maryland in the Baltimore Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 17,209 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Towson acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Communications. Graduating 71% of students, Towson alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,700.

About

8000 YORK RD
TOWSON, MD 21252
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association

Towson University Rankings

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TU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1060-1220
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$16,161 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,149 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 172 responses
45%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 223 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 223 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    22%
  • On Campus
    77%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,209 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,410
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 157 responses
  • Motivated
    33%
  • Driven
    26%
  • Stressed, tired and tenacious
    13%
  • Competitive
    9%
  • Nonchalant
    7%
  • Passionate
    6%
  • Isolated
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 265 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 308 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 179 responses
  • Tigertown
    59%
  • Diverse
    20%
  • Awesome
    8%
  • United
    5%
  • Talented
    3%
  • Personal
    2%
  • Baitsman
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,800 / 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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