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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  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 is an above-average public university located in Towson, Maryland in the Baltimore Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 17,106 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Towson acceptance rate is 77%. Popular majors include Business, Communications, and Psychology. Graduating 72% of students, Towson alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,700.
About Towson University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
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
77%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1060-1210
ACT Range
21-25
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$15,250/ 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
$8,815/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
77%

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
43%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.202 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.202 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,106Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,490
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 138 responses
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  • Motivated
    30%
  • Driven
    29%
  • Stressed, tired and tenacious
    13%
  • Competitive
    10%
  • Nonchalant
    6%
  • Passionate
    5%
  • Isolated
    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.244 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.287 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 161 responses
Report
  • Tigertown
    58%
  • Diverse
    20%
  • Awesome
    7%
  • United
    4%
  • Talented
    3%
  • Hell
    2%
  • Personal
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
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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It’s becoming a pretty diverse school and I Love the clubs and group meetings they offer. I attend the Generation one meetings and honestly it’s amazing! I feel comfortable talking to the people that attend, many people there understand how you’re feeling, we have a connection since we are the first in our families to go to college. Towson offers many sorts of help to students, health wise, academically, support groups, etc.
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I love Towson University. It is a very diverse campus and everyone who goes to Towson is very friendly. The professors here are always willing to help their student by providing many helpful resources, office hours, and tutoring. Towson University's campus is very nice and they are actively working hard to make the campus even better for students. The campus is very safe as well and there is a large variety of food for students to eat. Go Tigers!
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!