79%

Acceptance Rate

$8,568

Avg.Financial Aid

002099

FAFSA Code

About Towson University (TU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

22,923

Website

www.towson.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

MSCHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Towson University (TU) was established in 1866 and is the second-largest public university in Maryland. The university is one of the prestigious University System of Maryland and the 12th-largest public university system in the United States. It is also a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and offers employment opportunities at all levels.

Comprise of eight colleges and over more than 20,000 students seeking admissions at the university each year. It is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Towson's education campus is sub-divided into eight colleges, they are; College of Business and Economics, College of Education, College of Fine Arts and Communication, College of Health Professions, College of Liberal Arts, Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics, Honor College, and College of Graduate Studies and Research.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 17:1.

  • The graduation rate of the university is 71%.

  • The retention rate is 85% for full-time students and 17% for part-time students.

  • It has 28.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students.


Online Education

  • The university provides 15 online programs in various different fields.

  • The credits can be transferred easily.

  • FACET provides online designing and teaching online courses in January and June.

Reviews

Some of the student reviews are given below:

  • Professors are helpful, experienced, and are completely passionate about what they teach to prepare the students for the real world.
  • The university has many clubs and conducts events very often.

Location & Contact

Address

8000 York Rd

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 4107042000
Fax: N/A
Request Info

Rankings

TU has got its name in publications like Forbes, U.S.News and World Report, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance.

  • Forbes has ranked the university #305th for ‘Top Colleges’ and #105th for ‘America’s Best Value Colleges’.

  • The university is ranked #12th in ‘Top Public Schools’.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

15th Jan

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

79%

SAT Range

1060 - 1200

ACT Range

20 - 25

Application Fee

$45

SAT/ACT

Considered but not required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

No

It has a separate department for admissions and guidance. The team helps students and graduates to choose the appropriate program as per their interest and choice based on their eligibility. There are certain rules and guidelines which were designed to help students whether that course is the best fit for them or not, extremely specific in executing the procedure of taking admission in the college.

The prerequisites for taking admission are as follows:

A student must have an acceptance rate of 79%. The SAT and ACT score is recommended for admissions.

The ACT score should be 20 or above while the SAT score should be above 1060. The average high school GPA requirement is 3.6 or above on a 4.0 scale for the admitted freshmen class.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$16,148

Average Annual Cost

$6,826

Books And Supplies

$1,080

Other Fees

$3,114

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$12,464

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,350

Total One Year Cost

$26,834

As it is a public institute, the expense to attend is kept quite average. It is because the university not only provides quality education but sets new standards for the students to meet newer heights in academics, to give students practical experience so that they can meet the requirements of the outer world.

This section provides you information about the average annual cost to attend, the programs and tuition details which include tuition fees, books, and supplies, living costs, and other expenses for the different majors on average av well.

  • The average net price stands at $16,148. While the average annual cost for tuition is around $6,826.

  • The books and supplies, and the other course-related fees of the college are $1,080 and $3,114 respectively.

  • The accommodation cost including the meal of the student of a year is $12,464 and the budget for other expenses is kept at $3,350.

  • The total one year cost to attend comes around $26,834.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

17:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

85%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

67%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$280

Faculty Overview

43%

Male Professors

57%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

556 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

366 Graduates

Psychology, General

352 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

294 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

273 Graduates

Social Sciences, Other

246 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

246 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

190 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

170 Graduates

Biology, General

169 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

123 Graduates

Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

120 Graduates

Human Services, General

118 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

117 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

114 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

113 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

104 Graduates

Computer Science

96 Graduates

Economics

86 Graduates

Political Science and Government

80 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

67 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

63 Graduates

Chemistry

57 Graduates

History

53 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

53 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

52 Graduates

Mathematics

52 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

50 Graduates

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Prof...

42 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

41 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

40 Graduates

Education, Other

35 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

32 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

30 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

29 Graduates

Music

28 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

22 Graduates

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, G...

20 Graduates

Physics

20 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

19 Graduates

Dance

19 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

18 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

16 Graduates

Area Studies

14 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

12 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

11 Graduates

Philosophy

5 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

19,818

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

28%

Full-time

88%

Part-time

12%

Students Gender

Male

41%

US National: 44%

Female

59%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

54% White

2% Unknown

23% Black

8% Hispanic

5% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

6% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

18%

Out Of State

81%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$80,471 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

26%

Averege Housing Cost

$7,264/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,770/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,770/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Tigers

School Colors

black, gold, and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Colonial Athletic Association

Total Male Athletes

232

Total Female Athletes

277

Intramural Sports

32

Sports Club

48

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Football

Golf

Lacrosse

Swimming and Diving

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Field Hockey

Golf

Gymnastics

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $12,846 per year for living on campus. The students at Towson University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $5,770 per year. The university has enrolled around 41% male and 59% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$40,700/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$50,800/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$15,750

$25,292

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$163 - 262

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

56%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,568

Students Receiving Federal Grants

29%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,752

Students Receiving State Aid

25%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,662

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

46%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,894

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$15,343

$30K - $48K

$12,187

$48K - $75K

$6,642

$75K - $110K

$1,889

> $110K

$1,039

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$165,148

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$14,492,880

Financial assistance is usually given to students who need support to fund their education. Students who are eligible and require finance for their education have to fill up the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The federal school code is 002099.

Various financial aid programs provided to the students are given below:

  • Federal Grants includes Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and TEACH Grant. The Federal Work-Study option is available as well.

  • Federal Loans such as Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct PLUS Loan are available. 

  • MHEC'S Educational Assistance Grant, MHEC'S Guaranteed Access Grant, Campus-Based Part-Time Grant Comes under the State Aid.

  • Institutional Aid - This assistance is provided by the university for the students, which includes the TU Institutional Grant. Towson University Scholarship includes the Honors College Study Abroad Scholarship, Honors College Scholarship, The Cynthia R. Kalodner Honors College Service-Learning Scholarship, and many more.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill and Tuition Assistance Program are the Military Aids offered. 

The Percentage of Aid offered to the students per year is given below:

  • Around 56% of students receive Gift Aid for an average amount of $8,568.

  • A total of 29% of students receive Federal Grant Aid for an average amount of $4,752.

  • An average amount of $4,662 is offered as State Aid to 25% of students.

  • And 46% of students receive Institutional Aid for an average amount of $4,894.

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