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Towson University

Towson, MD
University Website: www.towson.edu
Apply Online: www.towson.edu/main/admissions/applynow.asp
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Towson University, often referred to as TU or simply Towson for short, is a public university located in Towson in Baltimore County, Maryland, U.S. It is a part of the University System of Maryland.

Founded in 1866 as Maryland's first training school for teachers, Towson University has evolved into a 4-year degree granting institution consisting of 8 colleges with over 20,000 students enrolled. Towson is one of the largest public universities in Maryland, and still produces the most teachers of any university in the state.

The U.S. News & World Report ranked Towson University 8th in the Public Universities-Master’s (North) category for its 2010 America's Best Colleges issue. Forbes included Towson University in its 2009 list of the top 100 public colleges and universities in the United States. Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine named Towson University one of the top 100 best values in public colleges for the 2008-2009 academic year.

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Fast Facts

  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $17,008.00 avg tuition

8000 York Rd
Towson, MD 21252-0001
(410) 704-2000

Apply online Admissions:
www.towson.edu/main/admissions/
Financial Aid:
www.towson.edu/main/finaid/

Areas of Study:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Towson University

Statistics:
Applied 15,880
Admitted 8,610 54%
Enrolled total 2,543
Full Time: 2,542
Part Time 1
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 490 580
SAT Math 500 590
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 500 590
ACT Composite 21 25
ACT English 21 25
ACT Math 20 25
ACT Writing 7 8
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 84%
4-year graduation rate 43%
6-year graduation rate 73%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Towson University

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $5,496.00 $5,496.00 $17,008.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $2,410.00 $2,410.00 $2,410.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $239.00 $239.00 $709.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $6,066.00 $6,066.00 $12,762.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $1,782.00 $1,782.00 $1,782.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $337.00 $337.00 $709.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $9,942.00 $9,942.00 $3,050.00
Other Expenses $3,100.00 $3,100.00 $3,050.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $45.00
Graduate Application Fee $50.00
Books and Supplies $1,080.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 74%
Percent receiving grant aid 45%
Avg amount of grant aid $7,602.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 54%
Avg amount of student loan aid $6,421.00

Towson University

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
American/United States Studies/Civilization X
Women's Studies X X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other X
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X X
Ecology X X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X
Accounting and Related Services, Other X
Business Administration and Management, General X X
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other X
Human Resources Development X
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management X
Operations Management and Supervision X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Mass Communication/Media Studies X
Public Relations/Image Management X
Speech Communication and Rhetoric X
COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer and Information Sciences, General X X
Information Science/Studies X X
Information Technology X
EDUCATION
Art Teacher Education X X
Early Childhood Education and Teaching X X
Education, General X
Education, Other X
Educational/Instructional Technology X
Elementary Education and Teaching X X
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching X
Mathematics Teacher Education X
Music Teacher Education X X
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching X
Reading Teacher Education X
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education X
Secondary Education and Teaching X
Special Education and Teaching, General X X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing X
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES
Child Development X
Family Systems X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General X
Spanish Language and Literature X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Athletic Training/Trainer X
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other X X
Health/Health Care Administration/Management X
Nursing Education X
Occupational Therapy/Therapist X X
Physician Assistant X
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse X
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist X X
HISTORY
History, General X
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Forensic Science and Technology X X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Humanities/Humanistic Studies X
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Applied Mathematics, General X
Mathematics, General X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Gerontology X
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Kinesiology and Exercise Science X X
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Jewish/Judaic Studies X X
Philosophy X
Religion/Religious Studies X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X
Chemistry, Other X
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other X
Geology/Earth Science, General X
Physics, General X
Physics, Other X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Human Services, General X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Economics, General X
Geography X X
International Relations and Affairs X
Political Science and Government, General X
Social Sciences, General X X
Social Sciences, Other X
Urban Studies/Affairs X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art History, Criticism and Conservation X
Art/Art Studies, General X
Dance, General X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X X
Music Performance, General X
Music, General X

Scholarships for Students in Maryland

Name Amount Deadline
Eddie Ballard Award for Journalism Varies Varies
Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society Scholarship - TU Varies Varies
Art Department Scholarship Endowment - Towson University Varies Varies
Marching Band Scholarship - Towson University $500 Varies
Catherine Britt Memorial Scholarship Endowment Varies Varies
Disabled American Veterans Commencement Prize - Towson Univ. Varies Varies
Aramark Facility Services Scholarship Varies Varies
Dance Scholarship Varies Varies
O'Connor Endowment Scholarship Varies Varies
Public Relations Society of America Scholarship Varies Varies
Cello Scholarship - Towson University Varies Varies
Henry Sanborn Music Scholarship Varies Varies
Kenton Scholarship Endowment Varies Varies
Music Department Scholarship Varies Varies
Peggy Friedmann Gordon Music Competition Varies Varies
Hoke L. Smith Scholarship $4,000 Varies
Ray Riordon Scholarship Varies Varies
TU Athletic Scholarship Varies Varies
Health Education Working Fellowship Endowment Award - Towson University Varies Varies
Mildred Murray Endowment Scholarship Varies Varies
Herman and Walter Samuelson Nursing Scholarship Varies Varies
Dr. Walter M. Hammett Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Rowannetta Sarah Allen, Class of 1923 Scholarship Varies Varies
Russell E. Denison Award for Excellence in Accounting Varies Varies
Sylvia Bernstein Memorial for Excellence in Accounting Award Varies Varies
International Student Merit Scholarships Varies Varies
Alexander E. Sidorowicz Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Ann L. Wagner Award Varies Varies
Air Force ROTC Scholarship Varies Varies
Barnes-Harris Scholarship Varies Varies
Loats Scholarship Varies Varies
Biology Alumni Scholarship - Towson University Varies Varies
Compton Crook Award for Outstanding Students Varies Varies
Dowling Award Varies Varies
Matha A. Mitten Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Dowling Award Varies Varies
Gerry Buettner Trust Award Varies Varies
Margery Harriss "Great Starts" Award Varies Varies
GIS Scholarship - Towson University Varies Varies
Patricia Knapp McLucas Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Mary Catherine Kahl History Prize Varies Varies
Ian Moore Philosophy Fund Award Varies Varies
Smart A. Ekpo Scholarship Varies Varies
Doris K. Lidtke Excellence in Service Award Varies Varies
Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum Scholarship Varies Varies
Maryland Space Grant Consortium Scholarship Varies Varies
Presidential Scholars with Disabilities Award Varies Varies
Presidential Scholars with Disabilities Award Varies Varies
Foundation Scholarship - Towson University Varies Varies
France-Merrick Endowment for Top Ten Scholars Award Varies Varies
Sarah Elliott Tolson Scholarship Varies Varies
Willie H. Buckingham Scholarship Varies Varies
Darry M. Dixon III Scholarship Varies Varies
Joseph and Helen Jochum Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Maryland Charities Scholarship Varies Varies
Pepsi Scholarship - Towson University Varies Varies
Retired Faculty Scholarship - Towson University Varies Varies
Betty Kennedy Dale Scholarship Varies Varies
Robert E. Daihl Scholarship Varies Varies
Tamara M. Woroby Economics Scholarship Varies Varies
Osher Reentry Scholarship - Towson University Varies Varies
Alumni Memorial Scholarship $554 Varies
C. Wayne Kempske Endowed Scholarship $1,137 Varies

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