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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
610
25th
530
75th
590
25th
510
75th
25
25th
20
75th
24
25th
18
75th
25
25th
20
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

16

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,689
Declined 2,606
Total Received 12,295
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Public

21,684

undergraduate students

3,686

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Towson University, founded in 1866, is a public university. Its 329-acre campus is located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 25,370
Established in 1866
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD
21252-0001

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
30%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
84%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
79%
Bottom 1/2
21%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
610
25th
530
75th
590
25th
510
75th
25
25th
20
75th
24
25th
18
75th
25
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) December 1
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,689
Declined 2,606
Total Received 12,295

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

80%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 410 704-4236
F: 410 704-2584
finaid@towson.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Gymnastics yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Soccer yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, basketball, boxing, Brazilian jujitsu, cheerleading, cross-country, dodgeball, equestrian sports, field hockey, gymnastics, ice hockey, kronum, lacrosse, non-tackle football, pom squad, rugby, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

basketball, boxing, Brazilian jujitsu, cheerleading, cross-country, dodgeball, equestrian sports, field hockey, figure skating, goalball, gymnastics, ice hockey, kronum, lacrosse, non-tackle football, pom squad, rugby, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, baseball, basketball, boxing, cheerleading, cross-country, dodgeball, equestrian sports, field hockey, figure skating, gymnastics, ice hockey, jujitsu, kronum, lacrosse, non-tackle football, pom squad, soccer, softball, spikeball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indoor/sitting), wrestling

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting and Related Services, Other. yes
Accounting. yes
Acting. yes
Actuarial Science. yes
American/United States Studies/Civilization. yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes yes
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Child Development. yes
Community Organization and Advocacy. yes
Computer Science. yes yes
Dance, General. yes
Dance, Other. yes
Deaf Studies. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes yes
Ecology. yes
Economics, General. yes
Education, General. yes
Education, Other. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs. yes
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Family Systems. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes
Forensic Science and Technology. yes yes
Geography. yes yes
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
Health and Wellness, General. yes yes
Health/Health Care Administration/Management. yes
History, General. yes
Homeland Security. yes
Human Resources Development. yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes
Information Science/Studies. yes
Information Technology. yes yes yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Jewish/Judaic Studies. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other. yes
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other. yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music Pedagogy. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes yes
Music, General. yes yes
Natural Resources/Conservation, General. yes
Nursing Practice. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Occupational Therapy/Therapist. yes yes yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes
Physician Associate/Assistant. yes
Physics, General. yes
Physics, Other. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes
Public Relations/Image Management. yes
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other. yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Sciences, General. yes yes
Social Sciences, Other. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Urban Studies/Affairs. yes
Visual and Performing Arts, Other. yes
Women's Studies. yes yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Biology
  3. Business Administration

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

25,370

total students

87%

in-state

13%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

21,684
students

Female
59%
12,775

Male
41%
8,909

15%

3,686
students

Female
74%
2,738

Male
26%
948

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

84%

18,239
students

Female
60%
10,867

Male
40%
7,372

16%

3,445
students

Female
55%
1,908

Male
45%
1,537

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
24%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American 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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: January 15

Spring: October 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 75
Countries most often represented China
El Salvador
India
Nepal
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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