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Towson University in Townson, Ohio

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About Towson University

Towson University, founded in 1866, is currently ranked number 49 on U.S. News & World Report's list of Regional Universities (North). Towson is home to about 21,000 students and is located in the small city of Towson, Maryland, which is about a 20-minute drive away from Baltimore, Maryland.


Towson has a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, so students will find small classes and should have easy accessibility to mentoring or advising. The university consists of 6 colleges, including the College of Fine Arts and Communication, the College of Health Professions, the College of Liberal Arts, the Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics, the College of Education, and the College of Business and Economics. There is also an Honors College for students who wish to participate.

Towson University offers 64 undergraduate majors, 45 master's programs, and 4 doctoral programs. The most popular undergraduate majors at Towson University are business administration, nursing, psychology, biology and mass communication.


Towson University has an acceptance rate of about 54%, and the university is mostly concerned with applicants' academic GPA, standardized test scores, and secondary school record, including difficulty of classes. Applicants should aim to score between about a 480 and a 590 on each section of their SATs, or score between a 21 and 25 on the ACTs.

Towson University practices rolling admissions, so students can apply as early as October 15th. Applications are due no later than February 15th, but students who wish to apply for the priority deadline should send all their materials in by December 1st of their senior year of high school. Accepted students will have until May 1st to inform the university of their decision to enroll.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The cost to attend Towson University for the academic year of 2012-2013 was $8,132 for in-state students and $19,754 for out-of-state students. These numbers include tuition and fees only. The average annual room and board for a Towson student was $9,942 for the academic year of 2011-2012. Among the options of student aid available to Towson students are work study options, loans, scholarships, financial aid from the university or a part-time job.

School Type 4-year, public**
Degrees Offered Bachelor's, master's, doctoral**
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar Semesters***
School Setting Small city**
Student Body 17,517 undergraduates, 3,947 graduates***
Student Housing Available**
Schools 6 colleges, not including the Honors College*
Student-Faculty Ratio 17 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) Bachelor's: business/management/marketing: (712), education (457);
Master's: education (411), health professions (208)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 64% in 6 years***
Admission Rate 54% in 2011***
Entering Class Size 2,543 in 2011***
First-Year Retention Rates 84%***
Average SAT Score of Admitted Students Mid-range SAT: 1490-1760/2400***
Application Due Date Rolling admissions: Oct 15 thru Feb 15; priority application due Dec 1***
Tuition (2011-2012) In-state: $8,132; out-of-state: $19,754 (including tuition and fees)*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) Federal grants (22%), state grants (16%), institutional grants/scholarships (37%), student loans (54%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 74%**

Sources: *Towson University, **IPEDS Data Center, National Center for Education Statistics, ***College Board.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Towson University Admissions, 7800 York Road Building, Suite 216, Towson, MD 21252-0001
  • Phone: (410) 704-2113
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