Towson University

Towson, MD

Towson University

Towson, MD

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Tuition & Fees

$10,198

$24,334

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
33%
500-599
56%
400-499
7%
700-800
3%
600-699
25%
500-599
60%
400-499
12%
30-36
6%
24-29
31%
18-23
57%
12-17
6%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,674
Declined 3,004
Total Received 12,678
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Public

19,619

undergraduate students

3,090

graduate students

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329-acre, suburban campus in Towson (population: 55,197), one mile from Baltimore; off-site locations in Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Calvert, Carroll, Charles, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's, and St. Mary's counties. Major airport, buses, and trains serve Baltimore. School operates transportation around campus. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Baltimore and Washington, DC
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall

Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson
21252-0001

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
34%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • University Residence Government
  • Latin American Student Organization
  • Black Student Union
  • Hillel
  • African Diaspora Club

Top Events

  • Tiger Fest (spring festival)
  • Homecoming Weekend
  • Summer Orientation

Fun Facts

  • In 1932, F. Scott Fitzgerald finished Tender is the Night while living at the now-demolished La Paix estate, located just 200 yards south of Towson University. Towson students would frequently see him roaring up York Road in his Stutz Bearcat!
  • In fall 2014, Towson University offered an undergraduate course titled "Blood Lust and the American Dream." Its content focused on representations of vampires in popular media, from literary origins in the late 19th century through to recent incarnations on screen.
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
79%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
33%
500-599
56%
400-499
7%
700-800
3%
600-699
25%
500-599
60%
400-499
12%
30-36
6%
24-29
31%
18-23
57%
12-17
6%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $45
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.68

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,674
Declined 3,004
Total Received 12,678

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

rigor of secondary school record

Considered

application essay
first generation
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 75
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Ultimate frisbee
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Table tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Table tennis

Club Sports Men

Cheerleading, Equestrian sports, Ice hockey, Rugby, Water polo, Wrestling

Club Sports Women

Cheerleading, Equestrian sports, Ice hockey, Rugby, Water polo, Wrestling

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Acting
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Communication, General
Computer Science
Dance, General
Deaf Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Family Systems
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Forensic Science and Technology
Geography
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health and Wellness, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Human Services, General
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology
International Relations and Affairs
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Special Education and Teaching, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

22,709

total students

89%

in-state

11%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

19,619
students

Female
59%
11,648

Male
41%
7,971

14%

3,090
students

Female
75%
2,310

Male
25%
780

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

87%

17,209
students

Female
60%
10,323

Male
40%
6,886

13%

2,410
students

Female
55%
1,325

Male
45%
1,085

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 86%
Student 4 year graduation rate 48%
Student 5 year graduation rate 20%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
24%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

2,203

Transfer students enrolled

10%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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