Towson University Rankings

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In the World#776 of 14178
In North America#263 of 2629
In the United States#235 of 2528
In Maryland#5 of 34
In Towson#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
76%
Average SAT
1140
Average ACT
23
Aid receiving
81%
Undergraduates
19,619
Graduates
3,090
Male:Female Ratio
38:62
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
towson.edu

Towson University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate76%73%78%
Applicants12,6784,8457,833
Admissions9,6743,5456,129
Freshmen enrolled full time2,7891,0561,733
Freshmen enrolled part time633

4,611 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

591 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
2,552 or 91%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1060
or below

75% of them
had 1220
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Towson University are 1060-1220 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
557 or 20%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 20
or below

75% of them
had 25
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Towson University are 20-25 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White11953 (53%)
Black or African American5170 (23%)
Hispanic1807 (8%)
Asian1457 (6%)
Two or more races1162 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown633 (3%)
Nonresident Alien491 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander16 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native5 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$9,149
Students receiving aid
81%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$6,962$7,902
Tuition in-state$6,962$7,902
Tuition out-of-state$21,098$16,344
Fee in-district$3,236$2,628
Fee in-state$3,236$2,628
Fee out-of-state$3,236$2,628

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity5,908
Combined charge for room and board$13,446
Room charge$7,446
Meal charge$6,000

Towson University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Business Administration and Management, General52312
Psychology, General35730
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse271
Social Sciences, Other226
Information Technology157609
Biology & Biological Sciences, General19421
Kinesiology and Exercise Science1781
Mass Communication & Media Studies167
Computer Science13332
Communication, General162
Health and Wellness, General13026
Accounting150
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management119
Elementary Education and Teaching1115
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other115
Occupational Therapy & Therapist35771
Early Childhood Education and Teaching7040
Human Services, General103
Health & Health Care Administration & Management99
Political Science and Government, General88
English Language and Literature, General86
Art & Art Studies, General84
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs84
Human Resources Development82
Educational & Instructional Technology713
Fine & Studio Arts, General694
Education, General68
Economics, General66
Mathematics, General58
History, General52
Information Science & Studies52
Audiology & Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist52
Special Education and Teaching, General2226
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist45
Reading Teacher Education44
Natural Resources & Conservation, General43
Physician Assistant43
Chemistry, General41
International Relations and Affairs40
Education, Other36
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other34
Forensic Science and Technology1516
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other29
Music Teacher Education217
Music, General224
Deaf Studies26
Family Systems26
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General24
Social Sciences, General185
Geography184
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General22
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other20
Physics, General19
Accounting and Related Services, Other19
Dance, General18
Women's Studies107
Geology & Earth Science, General17
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing17
Acting16
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General16
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General15
Philosophy14
American & United States Studies & Civilization13
Athletic Training & Trainer13
Child Development13
Mathematics Teacher Education13
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching12
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching12
Art Teacher Education64
Audiology & Audiologist10
Religion & Religious Studies9
Art History, Criticism and Conservation9
Visual and Performing Arts, Other9
Nursing Practice8
Ecology8
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other6
Homeland Security6
Applied Mathematics, General6
Urban Studies & Affairs4
Physics, Other4
Public Relations & Image Management4
Humanities & Humanistic Studies3
Geological and Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Other2
Secondary Education and Teaching2
Community Organization and Advocacy1
Grand Total4,61988723
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate71%68%73%
  • Full-time retention rate - 86%
  • Part-time retention rate - 83%

Publications & Citations

Publications
6,540
Citations
117,843

Publication count by topic

Psychology
1,310
Computer science
1,163
Biology
483
Sociology
415
Medicine
406
Business
365
Mathematics
348
Political science
316
Economics
268
Chemistry
157
Physics
154
Engineering
148
Geography
117
Environmental science
111
History
99
Art
85
Materials science
72
Geology
46
Philosophy
45

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Business53611,663
Psychology62732,894
Economics6518,833
Sociology6634,966
Political science7361,872
History883162
Computer science93614,495
Geography10591,741
Art120053
Environmental science12022,865
Philosophy128954
Geology13611,064
Biology143113,998
Medicine15457,525
Mathematics16133,058
Physics16971,831
Engineering19141,261
Materials science25411,481
Chemistry28051,934

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199028138
199146160
199235169
199354211
199446177
199546238
199646222
199765301
199857354
199959425
200057516
200182611
200289761
2003881069
20041021246
20051301549
20061401944
20071552569
20081742824
20092253714
20102294303
20113215373
20123276489
20134057769
20143849020
20154109006
20164069258
20174499511
20183768681
201946010871
202040611677

General info

Alternative namesTU
Founded1866
WikipediaTowson University
Colorsblack, gold
Academic CalendarSeptember to May (September - December; January; February-May)
Total FTE staff2,711
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address8000 York Rd
Towson, Maryland, 21252-0001
United States
City population55,000
Phone4107042000
Fax+1 (410) 704 6070

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