Towson University (TU)

Towson, MD

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Towson University

Towson University

Towson University Student Essentials

Towson University Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Tigers
Nickname: TU
Website: www.towson.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $8,132
Out-of-State Tuition: $19,754
Retention Rate: 86%
Enrollment: 25,348
Year Established: 1866

About TU

The second largest university in Maryland, Towson University in Baltimore has more than 100 degree programs, numerous student research opportunities and hundreds of student life activities from which to choose.

A school with more than 125 years of history behind it, Towson is a respected private school that educates undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world in such varied disciplines as:

  • Allied Health
  • Cultural Studies
  • Dance Performance
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Deaf Studies
  • Gerontology
  • Jewish Studies
  • Metropolitan Studies
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Religious Studies
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Theatre Arts

Towson regularly receives grants to undertake faculty-student research projects in the biological and informational sciences, economics, education and other disciplines.

Like the academics, student life at Towson has something for everyone. In addition to having more than 200 student organizations, Towson has numerous performing and fine arts activities, including art exhibits, student jazz and classical performances, theatre productions, films and lectures, all of which attract thousands from the Baltimore area.

Admission to Towson is fairly competitive. Students are evaluated based on transcripts, SAT scores, teacher recommendations and an admissions essay.

Federal financial aid eligibility is determined by the student’s income. Applicants must fill out a FAFSA, which the Department of Education and the school will use to determine loan and grant eligibility.

In addition, students may receive scholarships based on academic performance, talent, major area of study, income or other factors.

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TU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

67% of students gave Towson University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Parent of Student

Overall Rating

My most memorable experience of Towson University include the diversity in learning through peer interaction, field-trips to businesses that were associated with my academic major, and very experienced instructors who brought to their expertise to the classroom. As an older student at the time, I felt like I was treated respectfully by my professors and by fellow classmates. Some of my professors offered me employment opportunities in my field and guided me along career paths that they thought I would benefit.


Overall Rating

This is a great school to get your classic greek college experience. The academics are not that great when compared to most other Maryland schools (some programs are on probation from their accrediting boards), but the scene is good for kids who want parties and social life. I would not recommend this school for returning adults (such as myself). For adults or working people, the classes have very limited scheduling, geared only toward the "classic young student" with no job. There are a few evening classes, but definitely not consistent enough to validate earning a degree there. The staff in general are bias towards adult students (one even said Towson wasn't for me because I had a job!). If you do go here, BE AWARE OF THE SAFETY ISSUES! Many students are being raped, robbed, ect. Google the crime rates for Towson, as it seems to be a huge target by criminals, especially because many of the students are out on the streets drunk at late times in the night.


TU Map & Location

Towson University
8000 York Rd
Towson, MD 21252


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Getting Around TU

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
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Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Towson, MD

Winter
Dec
45
28
Jan
41
24
Feb
45
27
Spring
Mar
54
34
Apr
65
43
May
74
52
Summer
Jun
83
62
Jul
87
67
Aug
85
65
Fall
Sep
78
58
Oct
67
45
Nov
56
37

TU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 20,222
Freshman Class 3,477
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 25,348

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 4%
  • African American: 14%
  • Caucasian: 70%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Unknown and Other: 8%
Latino 4%
African American 14%
Caucasian 70%
Asian 4%
Unknown and Other 8%

Undergraduate 80%
Graduate 20%
Full-Time 70%
Part-Time 30%
Women 67%
Men 33%
International 3%
Domestic 97%

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