19,596
Students
Financial aid thermometer
10,468
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
77
77%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Towson University is a University institution located in Towson, MD, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 8000 York Road
Towson, MD  21252
United States
Contact Mr. David Fedorchak
Director of University Admissions
Email: admissions@towson.edu
Phone: 410-704-2113
Fax: 410-704-3030

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry, Biophysics And Molecular Biology Related Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Radio, Television, And Digital Communication Related Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Information Science/studies Checkmark
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Audiology And Speech-language Pathology Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geological And Earth Sciences/geosciences Related Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
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Urban Studies/affairs Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

12,747
Applied
9,854
Accepted
19,596
Enrolled
77%
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Female Admissions

8,085
Females Applied
6,353
Females Accepted
79%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,662
Males Applied
3,501
Males Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

45
Application Fee
3.59
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3
2 recommendations
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: Resume or activity list

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 17th Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer January 17th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 574 535 610
SAT Math 559 520 600
ACT Composite 23 21 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

6,826
In-state
20,094
Out-of-state
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Fees

3,114
Full-time student fees
13,034
Room & board
7,264
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

10,468
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,462
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
8,755
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,055
Avg. Loan Aid
5,099
Avg. Grant Aid
9,180
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
95% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
57%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
10%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

19,596
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
13%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.78%
Black or African American 20.9%
White or Caucasian 56.63%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.18%
Asian 5.91%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1%
Two or more races 4.89%
Other 2.18%

Gender

Male (40.23%)
Female (59.77%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 26%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Tiger Fest (spring festival), Homecoming Weekend and Summer Orientation

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
University Residence Government, Latin American Student Organization, Black Student Union, Hillel and African Diaspora Club

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark No No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football No Division 1A Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Riflery Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Division 1 No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Riflery Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Division 1 No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No

Faculty

1,711
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 893
Part-time - 818
Male - 739
Female - 972