Towson University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

8000 York Road

Towson, MD 21252-0001

(410) 704-2113

(888) 486-9766

Fax: (410) 704-3030



Contact: Louise Shulack

Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address

8000 York Road

Towson, MD 21252-0001

(410) 704-2000

www.towson.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 17,272

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,832

Degree-seeking undergrads: 16,628

Graduate enrollment: 3,839

Setting

Suburban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $45

Online application fee: $45
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 61%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 82%


College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Chem/Phys/Molecular Biology B
Ecology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Communications Technologies

Radio/Television Broadcasting B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Technology B

Education

Art Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family Systems B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Health Services – General B
Health System Administration B
Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry B
Nursing (RN) B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B
Substance Abuse Counseling B

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Gerontology B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B
Planetary Sciences B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Forensic Technologies B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Towson University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (410) 704-2000
Website: www.towson.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: https://www.towson.edu/admissions/undergrad/
Address: 8000 York Rd, Towson, MD 21252-0001
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 22,709
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 72%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 17,507 (77% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $10,198
Out-of-state Tuition: $24,334
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 81%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $9,149

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Towson University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Towson University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 131
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 122
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 435
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 131
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 6321
Education 49101
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 111
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 2751
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 112
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mathematics and Statistics 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 121
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 21
Philosophy and Religious Studies 121
Physical Sciences 41
Psychology 111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 111
Social Sciences 72
Visual and Performing Arts 174
Grand total 2663453

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Towson University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $10,198
Out-of-state $24,334
Books and supplies $1,080

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $10,530
Out-of-state $18,972

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 2,428 81%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,719 57% $9,149
Student loan aid 1,677 56% $7,231

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 10,251 52% $9,009
Federal student loans 9,578 48% $6,394

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Towson University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Towson University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 12,678 4,845 7,833
Percent admitted 100% 73% 78%
Percent admitted who enrolled 22% 22% 22%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Towson University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 22,709
Undergraduate enrollment 19,619
Graduate enrollment 3,090

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Towson University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • Maryland Board of Nursing
    • Registered Nursing Programs
  • National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
    • Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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