Towson University

Towson, MD

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

Towson University

Towson, MD

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%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
55%
400-499
30%
30-36
10%
24-29
26%
18-23
51%
12-17
12%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
29%
18-23
46%
12-17
22%
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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Biology
  3. Business Administration
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Codes

SAT 5404
ACT 1718

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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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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 22,709
Established in 1866
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AAFS (American Academy of Forensic Sciences)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)

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Towson, MD

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.

Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
30%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
84%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
25 fraternities 10% of male students
 
17 sororities 9% of female students
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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

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%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
55%
400-499
30%
30-36
10%
24-29
26%
18-23
51%
12-17
12%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
29%
18-23
46%
12-17
22%
30-36
6%
24-29
31%
18-23
57%
12-17
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
January 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record

Considered

Class rank
Essay
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

David Fedorchak
Director of Admissions
P: 410 704-2113
F: 410 704-3030
admissions@towson.edu

Financial Aid

59%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,275.00

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,962
Room $7,446
Board $6,000
Additional fees $3,236
Books & supplies $1,080
Total $24,724
Average Financial Aid - $11,275
Total with Avg. Aid $13,449
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

David Horne
Director of Financial Aid
finaid@towson.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
field hockey
football
golf
gymnastics
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

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
Accounting/Business Advisory Services
Acting
Actuarial Science/Predictive Analytics
Allied Health
Applied Information Technology
Applied Physics
Applied/Industrial Mathematics
Art Education
Art History
Art Studio
Art/Design
Athletic Training
Audiology
Biology
Business Administration
Business Systems/Processes
Chemistry
Child Life/Administration/Family Collaboration
Communication Management
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Cultural Studies
Dance Education
Dance/Performance Education
Deaf Studies
Early Childhood Education
Earth/Space Science
Economics
Electronic Media/Film Arts
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Science
Environmental Science/Studies
Exercise Science
Family Science
Family/Human Services
Foreign Languages
Forensic Chemistry
Forensic Science
Geography/Environmental Planning
Geography/Land Surveying
Geology
Gerontology
Gifted/Creative Education
Global Humanities
Health Care Management
Health Science
Health Sciences
History
Human Resources Development
Information Systems
Information Technology
Instructional Technology
Integrated Early Childhood Education/Special Education
Integrated Elementary Education/Special Education
Integrated Homeland Security Management
Interdisciplinary Arts Infusion
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies
Jewish Studies
Law/American Civilization
Leadership in Jewish Education/Communal Service
Marketing Intelligence
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Metropolitan Studies
Middle School Education
Molecular Biology/Biochemistry/Bioinformatics
Music
Music Education
Music Pedagogy
Music Performance
Nursing
Occupational Science
Occupational Therapy
Occupational Well Being
Philosophy/Religious Studies
Physical Education
Physician Assistant Studies
Physics
Political Science
Professional Studies
Professional Writing
Psychology
Reading Education
Religious Studies
Secondary Education
Social Sciences
Sociology/Anthropology/Criminology
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Sports Management
Supply Chain Management
Teaching
Theatre
Theatre Arts
Transformational Education Leadership
Women's Studies
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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

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 Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
24%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
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 Admissions

77%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

Applicants accepted who enroll

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 Deadlines

Fall: January 15

Spring: October 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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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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

International Student Contact

Jeremy Sanders
Programs Manager
410 704-5267
intladm@towson.edu

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