• Address: 8000 York Road, Towson, Maryland 21252-0001

  • Phone Number: 410-704-2000

  • Website: www.towson.edu

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About Towson University

Towson University (TU) was established in 1866 and is the second-largest public university in Maryland. The university is one among in 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.

  • Towson University (TU) acceptance rate is 74%.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 17:1.

  • The graduation rate of the university is 71%.

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

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

  • The university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

  • Towson University (TU) address is 8000 York Road, Towson, Maryland 21252, USA.


Towson University (TU) Online

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

  • The credits can be transferred easily.

  • Towson University (TU) Blackboard is the university's method of delivering the perfect online and web supported classes. Instructors can make use of all the tools such as Adaptive release, Direct access Redshelf and many more to teach students effectively.

  • Towson University (TU) login allows the students to view their financial account. All the billing statements are generated automatically and sent to the student's registered mail ID. The students also get a free storage space on the campus network. They can check their grades, attendance and be updated with the university's affair through this portal.


Towson University (TU) Colleges

The university has 8 colleges providing different courses in various disciplines.

College Of Education College Of Fine Arts and Communication
College Of Health Profession College of Liberal Arts
Tippie College of Business Honors College
College of Business and Economics Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics

Towson University (TU) Tuition and Programs

The tuition fee changes yearly and on the basis of the program type. The university offers Masters Degree, Doctoral and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate programs. Average tuition for Masters degree offered by the university is $34,440

Towson University (TU) majors include Behavioral Sciences, Education, Engineering, Information Systems, Information Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies, Homeland Security, Media Studies and Nursing. There are around 15 programs being offered across these majors.

Some of the programs offered by the university are given below.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Software Engineering Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Information Security and Assurance
Master of Science in Nursing Master of Science in Applied Information Technology
Master of Science in Integrated Homeland Security Management Doctor of Science in Occupational Science

Towson University (TU) Financial Aid

The university provides financial assistance to the students who need support to fund their education. Students who are eligible and require finance for their education have to fill up the FAFSA formTowson University federal school code is 002099.

Various financial aids programs provided to the students are given below.

  • Federal Grants includes as Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and TEACH Grant. 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.


Towson University (TU) Library

  • The library is known as Albert S. Cook Library. It has over 6,00,000 print books and 1,90,000 electronic volumes. It supports the students in the journey of exploration, critical thinking, and learning new things. 

  • Online students can contact their subject librarian to get assistance for their research virtually. They are also eligible for library services such as mail delivery of print items to the house address.

  • Special collections and university archives collect the facts and information on university history, Jewish Studies, World War II, Performing Arts, and many more. 

  • Government Documents- Access to over 1,00,000 online federal government documents is accessible through the library catalog.

  • Towson University Bookstore is also known as 'UStore'. It provides an immediate access to all the study materials. The students need to simply sign in to purchase their course books. It also enables students to purchase accessories and apparels. 


Towson University (TU) Reviews and Rankings

The university has got its name in few 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’  by the US News.

Some of the student reviews about the university are given here.

  • 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.


Towson University (TU) Campus Life

  • The university's campus life revolves around the clubs and different activities to explore the interests, generate ideas and keeps students engaged. The university conducts weekend events and makes sure that the students are engaged in activities. 

  • Students get an access to all the facilities in the campus which includes Pool, Fitness Center, Gymnasiums and many more.

  • Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a platform to portray entrepreneurial talents, ideas for the campus community and many others.

  • Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship conducts the 6 entrepreneurship programs per year, where it's a great opportunity for a student to explore their ideas, build out a business model for that and win money to get their idea off the ground and running. TU incubator is an initiative by the university to provide business development support to the startups and entrepreneurs who think out of the box and are innovative.

  • Towson University Football - 'Towson Tigers' is the football team of the university. The team also plays other games such as Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Swimming and many more. The football team stands 10th in the American Football Coaches Association(AFCA).

Towson University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public
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Private vs Public

Headquartered at

Towson, Maryland

FAFSA/Federal School Code

002099
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What is FAFSA school code?
How to fill FAFSA application?

Institutional Accreditation

MSCHE
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What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Veterans Friendly , eLibrary , Military Friendly, Military Spouse Friendly, Financial Aid, Student Portal , Yellow Ribbon Program, G.I Bill

Companies

Mariner Finance, PNC Financial Services, Sherwin-Williams, Stanley Black & Decker, T. Rowe Price, Target

Data Source: www.towson.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Towson University Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 74 %
Student Faculty Ratio 17: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 85 % Part Time: 17 %
Total Population 22,343
Student Population Full Time: 17,974 Part Time: 4,369
Gender Division Male: 38 % Female: 62 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 11,897 4,393 7,504
Total Applicants Admitted - 8,773 3,142 5,631
Applicants Enrolled - 2,755 1,019 1,736
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 2,750 1,017 1,733
Part Time Applicants Enrolled - 5 2 3

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 65 %

The College Monk

Female: 74 %

Total Graduation Rate: 71 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Towson University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Towson University

College of Education

Majors available

Education

College of Health Professions

Majors available

Health Science

Tippie College of Business

Majors available

Literature Safety

College of Business and Economics

Majors available

Business Management

College of Fine Arts and Communication

Majors available

Literature

College of Liberal Arts

Majors available

Literature

Honors College

Majors available

Information Systems

Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics

Majors available

Safety

Towson University Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $45
Graduate Application Fee $45

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 2,457
Number of students submitting ACT scores 744
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 89%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 27%
SAT Math 540 average 500 - 580 range
SAT Critical Reading 545 average 500 - 590 range
SAT Writing 535 average 490 - 580 range
ACT Composite 23 average 21 - 25 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.


Towson University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,564 Undergraduate Student, U, S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $3,318 Undergraduate student,Eligible for Federal Pell Grant,Enrolled atleast half-time June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $4,000 Undergraduate or Graduate student, enrolled in TEACH Grant Eligible major, Minimum of 3.25 CGPA. June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $5,511 U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,511 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $5,511 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $5,511 Enrolled at least half-time, U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
MHEC'S Educational Assistance Grant $3,000 MHEC recipients based on financial need. March 1st, 2019
MHEC'S Guaranteed Access Grant $17,500 Enroll full-time, high financial need. March 1st, 2019
Campus-Based Part-Time Grant $2,000 Enroll for 6-11 credits per semester. March 1st, 2019

Data Source: www.towson.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
The TU “Institutional Grant" $5,166 Pursuing your first Bachelor's Degree. Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Honors College Study Abroad Scholarship $300 Full-time enrollment. December 1st, 2018
Honors College Scholarship $1,250 Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3. December 1st, 2018
The Cynthia R. Kalodner Honors College Service Learning Scholarship $1,000 Be a full-time undergraduate student, Cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2. December 1st, 2018
Towson University Scholarship $5,166 Based on merit, financial need or sometimes a combination of merit and need. December 1st, 2018

Data Source: www.towson.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $7,464 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Tuition Assistance Program $1,508 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies

Data Source: www.towson.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $10,161
$30,001 - $48,000 $12,151
$48,001 - $75,000 $16,901
$75,001 - $110,000 $20,975
Over $110,000 $22,033

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 27% $4,340
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 56% $7,828
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 26% $4,352
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 47% $5,716
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 56% $7,106
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 55% $5,484
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 15,597
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 78
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $131,844
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $1,690
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://https://www.towson.edu/registrar/veterans/
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 407 $7,234
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 364 $7,464
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 43 $5,283

Data Source: www.towson.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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