towson university

Towson University

AVG: 53.6 AVG: 71.3
61.7
College Consensus
AVERAGE: 62.8
55.2
Publisher Consensus
AVERAGE: 53.6
68.3
Student Consensus
AVERAGE: 71.3
74%
Percent Admitted - Total
43%
4-year Graduation Rate - Bachelor's Degree Within 100% of Normal Time
22,343
Grand Total (All Students Total)
17.0:1
Student-to-faculty Ratio
$7,959
Average Amount of Federal State Local Institutional or Other Sources of Grant Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students
$9,408
Published In-state Tuition and Fees 2016-17
$21,076
Published Out-of-state Tuition and Fees 2016-17
= Average
Sector of Institution
Public, 4-year or above
Carnegie Classification 2015: Basic
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable

Towson University is a top regional public university located in Towson, Maryland. The largest university in the Baltimore area and one of the largest within the prestigious University System of Maryland, Towson University has received multiple top recognitions from several sources. U.S. News & World Report named Towson University one of the Top Regional Universities in the North while Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Towson one of the 100 “best values in public colleges”. Money magazine also called out Towson as one of the “Best Colleges for Your Money”. Located less than one hour away from Washington, D.C., Towson University is only three hours away from New York City by car or train and is within walking distance of the Towson Town Center shopping mall, coffee shops, restaurants, and the public library – all of which offer students an array of opportunities.

Academic Programs

Towson University offers a wide range of undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs on its main campus, at several off-campus locations, and online. The University is divided into several colleges and schools including the College of Business and Economics, the College of Education, the College of Fine Arts and Communication, the College of Health Professions, the College of Liberal Arts, The Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics, and Towson University’s Honors College.

Towson University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has been so since 1949. Some of the University’s most popular undergraduate programs include Accounting, Art and Design, Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Mass Communication, Nursing, and Psychology. Towson University offers a wide range of academic programs which culminate in degrees including the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Technical and Professional Studies, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Music, Master of Science, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Education, and Doctor of Science.

Student Life

Towson University has a total enrollment figure of well over 22,000, including more than 19,000 undergraduate students. The University features a beautifully landscaped campus which encompasses more than 300 acres. Signature buildings and recognizable landmarks fill the campus, including Stephens Hall, with its signature clock tower which dates back to 1912. Other landmarks on Towson University’s campus include the Auburn House, the SECU Arena, University Union, the Glen Arboretum which was first dedicated in 1936, Freedom Square, the International Walkway, and Towson University’s Commemorative Garden.

Towson University recognizes more than 200 student organizations and groups which unite students under a shared interest in subjects such as culture and arts, sports, community service, and student government. These and other campus events and activities provide students with the opportunity to interact with fellow students outside of the classroom and develop valuable leadership skills. Sports play an important role in Towson University’s campus life as well. The University sponsors more than a dozen varsity teams which compete at the NCAA Division I-AA level.