#5 Best Public Universities in Maryland

Towson University

Towson, Maryland

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Towson University overview
Location Towson, Maryland
Online towson.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
Towson University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Towson University, located in Towson, Maryland, is a public institution established in 1866. It lies at a suburban setting just north of the bustling city of Baltimore, providing a balance between a collegiate atmosphere and urban convenience. Architecturally, the campus features a blend of historic and modern buildings, with a considerable number of students residing in on-campus housing facilities. Academically, Towson is recognized for a range of programs including business, education, and health professions. The university holds a moderately selective admissions process. Although Towson fields a variety of NCAA Division I athletic teams, known as the Towson Tigers, it is particularly noted for its men's lacrosse team.

In the most recent statistical year 17,770 prospective students applied, and 13,967 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,671 enrolled in the school.  15,830 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,963 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $7,238 plus fees of $3,580. TU is ranked 445 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












TU is rated within the top 43% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Towson University overview
SAT 1010/1230
ACT 19/25
GPA 3.69

Applications Accepted

Towson University overview
Applications Due Apr 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $45

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Annual Cost to Attend

Maryland Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Towson University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$960
Other Fees$3,580
Room and Board $13,642
Budget for Other Expenses$3,300
Total One Year Cost$28,720

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Towson University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$960
Other Fees$3,580
Room and Board $13,642
Budget for Other Expenses$3,300
Total One Year Cost$44,722

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$53,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

64% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Towson University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 18%
Education 11%
Social Sciences 11%
Communication 9%
Health Professions 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164076 IPEDS survey data for Towson University.

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