B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  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 University is ...
Public
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
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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

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.182 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.182 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,768Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 118 responses
Report
  • Motivated
    31%
  • Driven
    31%
  • Stressed, tired and tenacious
    13%
  • Competitive
    11%
  • Nonchalant
    6%
  • Passionate
    4%
  • Lazy
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.224 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.267 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 141 responses
Report
  • Tigertown
    62%
  • Diverse
    20%
  • Awesome
    6%
  • United
    5%
  • Hell
    2%
  • Personal
    2%
  • Baitsman
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
49%
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
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Towson University is an amazing school with a diverse campus. There are so many clubs to join and a club for just about any social, religious or ethnic group. The SGA and CAB come up with the best activities on campus that everyone can enjoy. Academically, Towson has writing centers and even tutors that can help with just about anything. Professors always update grades in a timely fashion and are easy to reach. Towson students work very hard but also know how to have fun and enjoy life, its a balance of study and party. The dining halls and food at Towson are probably the best in the state of Maryland, there are plenty of options to choose from, even for those with dietary restrictions. Dorms on campus are really nice and spacious. I honestly could not go to a better school. CHOOSE TOWSON U!
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It's a very diverse campus with people from all over the country, each having their own story to tell. The University offers a large range of majors/minors and is also a community hub for major events, both recreational and professional. There are plenty of opportunities year round for job searching and many good available resources for resume/essay building. The campus food is very affordable and diverse, and the nearby local area is always buzzing with activities for afters school fun!
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!