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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

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
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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.187 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.187 responses
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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,893Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 123 responses
Report
  • Motivated
    31%
  • Driven
    29%
  • Stressed, tired and tenacious
    13%
  • Competitive
    11%
  • Nonchalant
    6%
  • Passionate
    5%
  • Lazy
    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.229 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.272 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 146 responses
Report
  • Tigertown
    61%
  • Diverse
    20%
  • Awesome
    7%
  • United
    5%
  • Hell
    2%
  • Personal
    2%
  • Talented
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,800/ 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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After gaining acceptance to many of MD's top universities, I am proud to say I am a Towson Tiger Alum! I am very proud of my decision to attend Towson University and the experience that I had while there. Of course, every school has it's quirks, but there is so many opportunities to involve yourself in on the campus from SGA, Greek Life, Sports, and various clubs/orgs. Just make sure you use ratemyprofessor so you can enhance your experience with great professors!
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I believe that Towson University was the best possible choice I could have made out of all the colleges that accepted me. My favorite aspect of Towson is its diversity. Coming from a small town on the Eastern Shore, I knew diversity was one of the key concepts I was looking for in a college. I love that this university is expanding to give even more people the opportunity that I am now experiencing. Going here makes me even more proud that I am from Maryland!
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!