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You Want a Degree. You’ll Get So Much More.
Towson University offers students the best of both worlds. You’ll find the academic programs and exceptional faculty typical of a large university coupled with the close-knit community and personalized approach of a small college. The backdrop for learning is TU’s beautiful 329-acre suburban campus, located ten miles north of Baltimore, Maryland and the famous Baltimore Inner Harbor. TU’s wide range of extracurricular activities contribute to a dynamic student experience where you can pursue diverse interests and cultivate undiscovered talents. Throughout the region, Towson University’s strong partnerships with public and private organizations provide unique opportunities for research, internships and jobs.
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    "I quickly realized there was a lot more to Baltimore than I could have possibly imagined. I was inspired by all of the work each community organization was doing to improve the Baltimore Metro Area."
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  • "I knew the second I stepped on campus that Towson was for me-I even came on a rainy day and still loved it."
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    Exercise Science & Interdisciplinary Studies
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    Geography and Environmental Planning
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  • "I just love that I can apply what I’ve learned in class to my career."
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    Project Management and Business Analysis
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  • Quick Facts

    Large

    Towson offers a big college experience with a small college feel.

    Suburban

    Towson University’s beautifully landscaped, 328-acre campus is a blend of traditional and modern architecture, open space, woods and streams.

    Public University

    Towson combines research-based learning with practical application. Its many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs.

    Freshman Class Profile

    1135 SAT
    23 ACT
    3.59 GPA

    Student to Faculty ratio

    17:1

    Athletics

    19 NCAA Division I Sports

    Rankings

    The U.S. News & World Report 2019 America’s Best Colleges guide ranked Towson University 12th in the public Regional Universities (North) category. In addition, TU placed 68th on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Value Regional (North) Universities ranking and 30th on its Best Colleges for Veterans list. TU also was named to the magazine’s A+ Schools for B Students list. 

    Money magazine ranked Towson University 147th on its 2018-2019 Best Colleges for Your Money list, where TU again joined the University of Maryland, College Park, and Johns Hopkins University as Maryland’s highest-ranked institutions.  

    Forbes ranked TU 305th in a field of 650 public and private colleges surveyed for its 2018 America’s Top Colleges list. TU also placed 181st out of 300 public and private institutions on the Forbes 2018 America’s Best Value Colleges ranking.

    Enrollment

    Total Enrollment: 22,923
    Undergraduate: 19,818
    Graduate: 3,105

    Gender

    Women: 61%
    Men: 39%

    In-State vs. Out of State

    In-State: 86%
    Out of State: 14%
  • Academics

    Founded in 1866, Towson University is among the nation’s best regional public universities, offering more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. With close to 23,000 students, Towson is among the largest public universities in Maryland. Towson combines research-based learning with practical application, and its many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Towson one of the nation’s best and most efficiently run universities. An NCAA Division I school in athletics, Towson is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association as well as the Colonial Academic Alliance.

    Degree Programs

    65 Bachelors, 46 Masters, 6 Doctoral, 36 Certificates

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    TU Colleges

    TU is comprised of eight colleges, including:

    College of Business & Economics

    College of Education

    College of Fine Arts & Communication

    College of Health Professions

    College of Liberal Arts

    Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics

    Honors College

    Graduate Studies

  • Contact Information

    Contact Information

    General Contact Information
    8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252
    410-704-2000
    www.towson.edu

    University Admissions Contact Information
    Enrollment Services Building
    Towsontown Boulevard & Osler Drive
    410-704-2113
    admissions@towson.edu
    www.towson.edu/admissions


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Towson, Maryland 21252
(410) 704-2000
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