B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
Towson University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
8000 York Rd
Towson, MD 21252
Website

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
59%
SAT Scores Range
1000-1170
ACT Scores Range
21-25
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Towson University

Cost

Net Price
$13,859/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,034/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,957/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,245/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,803/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,978/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
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
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.179 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.179 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,575Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 115 responses
Report
  • Motivated
    32%
  • Driven
    30%
  • Stressed, tired and tenacious
    13%
  • Competitive
    11%
  • Nonchalant
    6%
  • Passionate
    3%
  • Lazy
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.221 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.264 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 138 responses
Report
  • Tigertown
    63%
  • Diverse
    20%
  • Awesome
    6%
  • United
    5%
  • Hell
    2%
  • Personal
    2%
  • Baitsman
    1%

After Towson University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.144 responses

Towson University Reviews

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I absolutely love Towson University. I was accepted to both University of Maryland and Towson. I chose Towson because the size is absolutely perfect. Students are able to personally connect with professors and make new friends without getting lost in a sea of people like at UMD. There are also tons of events, volunteering opportunities, career development and student organizations that can help a student become well rounded and more ready for the career life!
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I'm a huge fan of Towson University. The environment is great with a not-too-big campus and plenty of students. While their greek life could be improved in size, the student involvement is definitely present and alive. The professors overall are nice and helpful and the advisors are a huge help for signing up for classes and making sure you graduate on time. Towson's website is easy to navigate as well as their campus! There's always friendly faces to help you if you need it. Towson also has nice buildings that are recently updated as well as new improvements in process. Overall, I'm glad I've chosen Towson University to guide me to adulthood.
What I love about Towson is the overall atmosphere. I love being so close to the city but not quite in it. The Towson University community is small enough to see a lot of familiar faces everyday but still big enough to meet new people whenever I want. One thing I think Towson could improve on is its involvement with clubs and greek life. They exist, but I think if more people were to get involved in them and they were more emphasized on, it would get students more involved with the school and would make Towson a better place!