Towson University: Ranking & Review

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Towson Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 298 982
Top 6%

Towson University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate77%75%79%
Applicants12,7474,6628,085
Admissions9,8543,5016,353
Enrolled undergraduates2,7411,0341,707
Enrolled total (including graduate students)22,7058,72513,980

3,862 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

478 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $45. Application fee for graduates - $45.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores2,284
Percent of students submitting SAT scores83%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
572
Math
560

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores744
Percent of students submitting ACT scores27%
ACT Composite
23
ACT English
22
ACT Math
22

Towson University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $26,308 $38,754
Off-campus $26,308 $38,754
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $12,544 and other expenses per full academic year.

Towson University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 5,073 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $6,692 $19,138
Fees for full-time undergraduates $3,002 $3,002
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $288 $806
Tuition for Full-time graduates $7,164 $14,832
Fees for full-time graduates $2,340 $2,340
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $398 $824

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs 619 206 17 842
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 700 101 801
Education 441 268 6 715
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 466 8 474
Social Sciences 453 13 466
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 257 138 13 408
Psychology 329 60 389
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 293 2 295
Visual and Performing Arts 267 10 277
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 181 26 207
English Language and Literature & Letters 108 21 129
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 117 4 121
Physical Sciences 85 3 88
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 56 3 59
Mathematics and Statistics 51 6 57
History 52 52
Natural Resources and Conservation 49 49
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 32 10 42
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 34 3 37
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 10 26 36
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 23 23
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 9 9
Philosophy and Religious Studies 5 3 8
Grand Total4,628920365,584

A total of 4,628 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Towson University.

At the master's and doctor's level 956 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate72%67%74%
  • Full-time retention rate - 85%
  • Part-time retention rate - 80%

General info

Alternative namesTU
Founded1866
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsblack, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff2,624
Instructional FTE1,173
Research FTE1
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.towson.edu
Address8000 York Rd
Towson, Maryland, 21252-0001
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population50,000 - 250,000
Phone4107042000
Fax+1 (410) 704 6070

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