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Towson University


Some of the best students in America pursue 64 undergraduate majors, 46 master’s programs and four doctoral degree programs at Towson University. Founded in 1866 as a teacher’s college, today's students can also study majors like business administration, psychology, mass communications and nursing. Towson's educational experience also branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options.

Media Honors

Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance are a few of the publications that have consistently recognized Towson as one of the best values in higher education. Towson has been ranked among U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges every year since the guide's inception in 1985. For the academic year 2014-15, TU received the following honors:

Ranked 15th in the public regional universities (north) category by U.S. News & World Report

Ranked in the top five of the north region by U.S. News & World Report for successful management of financial resources, despite reduced state budgets

Named one of the top 100 "best values in public colleges" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Towson University ranks 235 out of nearly 1,500 four-year institutions in Money magazine's "Best Colleges for your Money" list.

Location

Towson University is located in Towson, Md., a suburb of Baltimore, in the heart of the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Washington, D.C. is less than an hour away. New York City is about three hours by train or car. Located within walking distance of the Towson campus is the Towson Town Center shopping mall, a Barnes & Noble bookstore, coffee shops, restaurants and a public library. More than 20 colleges and universities can be found in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

School Information

8000 York Rd
Towson, Maryland 21252-0001
P: (410) 704-2000
Calendar: Semester
Locale: City: Small
Open Admissions: Yes
Sector: Public, 4-year or above
Carnegie Basic: Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
Accrediting Agency: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Students & Faculty

Students
  • 25,648Total Students
  • 9,742Male Students
  • 15,906Female Students
  • 965Total Intl Students
  • 522Intl Male Students
  • 443Intl Female Students
Faculty
  • 3,456Total Faculty
  • 1,658Male Faculty
  • 1,798Female Faculty
  • 17:1Student/Fac Ratio
*All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of May 2013

Tuition Information

$ 20,793

Out of State Tuition

$ 1,100

Books & Supplies

$ 11,302

Room & Board

$ 3,100

Other Expenses

$ 36,295

Total

Admissions

15,880
total applicants

54%
admitted (8610)

16%
enrolled (2543)


SAT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
500-590
Math
490-580
Reading
500-590
Writing
ACT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
21-25
Composite
20-25
Math
21-25
English

Note: 25th-75th percentile ranges show the range of scores achieved by the middle 50% of students who were admitted to the school.


Other Requirements:
TOEFL?
Required
Admissions Test Scores?
Required
Other Test?
Neither required nor recommended
College Prep?
Required
Recommendations?
Recommended

Degrees & Programs

Accounting
Accounting and Related Services, Other
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Applied Mathematics, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Child Development
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Computer Software Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Counseling Psychology
Dance, General
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Ecology
Economics, General
Education, General
Education, Other
Educational/Instructional Technology
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Family Systems
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Forensic Science and Technology
Geography
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Gerontology
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Human Resources Development
Human Services, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology
International Relations and Affairs
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Nursing Education
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Operations Management and Supervision
Organizational Behavior Studies
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physician Assistant
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Project Management
Psychology, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
Reading Teacher Education
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
School Psychology
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Urban Studies/Affairs
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Women's Studies

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