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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 17,350 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Towson acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Communications. Graduating 73% of students, Towson alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,700.
8000 York Rd
Towson, MD 21252
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association

Towson University Rankings

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

TU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1060-1200
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$16,148/ 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
$8,568/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%

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
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.219 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.219 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
    18%
  • On Campus
    81%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,350Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,468
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 152 responses
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  • Motivated
    32%
  • Driven
    27%
  • Stressed, tired and tenacious
    14%
  • Competitive
    9%
  • Nonchalant
    7%
  • Passionate
    7%
  • Isolated
    2%

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.261 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.304 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 178 responses
Report
  • Tigertown
    58%
  • Diverse
    19%
  • Awesome
    8%
  • United
    5%
  • Talented
    3%
  • Hell
    2%
  • Personal
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
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 was the only college I applied to when I decided I wanted to transfer from my community college. Not only was I looking for the right school to pursue my major to the fullest, I was also craving the campus experience. I am happy to say that Towson has exceeded my expectations in both fields and I am proud to be a Towson tiger! Everything from the quality of education, the accessibility of academic resources, and the diversity and atmosphere found throughout the campus are everything I expected and more from this institution.
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I have loved my experience at Towson! There are so many opportunities to get involved! Towson has become a comfortable place for me to get out of my comfort zone. At first, the campus seems huge, but after getting involved in a wide range of different organizations on campus, I feel like I can't go anywhere without seeing someone I know! There is always so much to do on campus and so much going on in the Towson area. It is truly such a great college town!
Towson University is the quintessential school for a unique and diverse college experience. There are amazing people and staff here at Towson and the campus is full of life. At Towson University, you feel at home. You feel if you belong somewhere. There are so many clubs and organizations to get involved in here on campus and there's always somewhere you can fit in. There's literally something for everyone. My experience here at TU has been a great one so far and I would definitely recommend this school to anybody!