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

  • Phone Number: 410-704-2000

  • Website: www.towson.edu

About

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.

  • 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 full-time students and 17% for part-time students.

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


Online Education at TU

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

  • The credits can be transferred easily.


Reviews

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.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public

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Headquartered at

Towson, Maryland

FAFSA/Federal School Code

002099

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Institutional Accreditation

MSCHE

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Historically Black College or University

No

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

Accreditation

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

Statistics

Key Statistics
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 %

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.

Majors and Online Programs

Towson University (TU) offers 15 online programs across 9 Majors

Nursing

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Behavioral Sciences

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Information Systems

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Media Studies

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Information Technology

Offering 4 programs accross 2 degrees

Engineering

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Homeland Security

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Education

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Towson University (TU) Acceptance Rate is 74%

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

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

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 11,897
Total Applicants Admitted 8,773
Applicants Enrolled 2,755
Full time Applicants Enrolled 2,750
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 5
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.

Towson University (TU) 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.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

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 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. 


Know more about Scholarships Offered in the State of Maryland

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 Grants and Scholarships

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.

Scholarships and Grants

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 and Veteran Benefits

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
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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