Towson University

Towson, MD, USA
3.81 Average Rating

Originally established as a teacher-training school, Towson University is a public institution in the Baltimore area and part of the University System of Maryland. TU is home to six colleges and schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in 64 majors. In addition to classroom facilities, the Towson campus features several natural spaces including an Arboretum, Tiger Trails, and Commemorative Garden. Every weekend, the university programs several free events from comedians to concerts to game nights.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
77%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2019 May 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision October 15, 2019
Other December 1, 2019 May 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
81%
Out-Of-State Students
12%
27%
Submitting ACT
83%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1136
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
22,705
Total Number of Undergrads
19,596
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
28%
20-39 Students
64%
40-99 Students
6%
0
100
45%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
70%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$17,893
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$9,940
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$23,208
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,464
Books and Supplies
$1080

Aid & Grants

0
100
58%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
28%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,815
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
28%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,573
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,166

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
56%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,252
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$14,759
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$189

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
300
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
28%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Tigers
School Colors
black, gold, and white
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Colonial Athletic Association

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Baltimore
New York
Washington
Philadelphia
Los Angeles
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
50%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$55,100

What Students Are Saying

3.81 Average Rating
A great University with a high level of diversity and beautiful buildings. People are really friendly and having a student-faculty ratío of 17:1 it is easier to have everyone in classes. There is always some sort of event going on around campus which makes it impossible to be bored.
Rai from Montgomery Village, MD
Overall, I think Towson University is a wonderful school! I originally was going to go to another university in Philadelphia, however I fell in love with Towson while on a college tour. One thing that I especially love is that because it is a big school, I am always meeting someone new.
Carly from Maryland
I loved being an asset at Towson University, because college has provided me with a well-rounded education on integrity and artistic sensibilities. My college curriculum provided me with complementary skills to use after graduating, as well as expanding my opportunities for personal growth. My professors at Towson taught me to embody a professional attitude which emphasizes motivation, determination, respect, civility, communication, maturity, commitment, and staying organized by: being prepared for class, on time for class, and respecting each teacherâ??s requirements, and being attentive.
Melisa from Wilmington, DE

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