Towson University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Hawkins Hall at Towson University ( Explore the campus in this photo tour). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Towson University has a 74% acceptance rate and moderately open admissions. Students with solid grades (B or better) and SAT/ACT scores that are average or higher will be on target for admission. All applicants must write an essay as part of the application process; letters of recommendation and an activities resumé are optional. Note that the Honors College and several majors have additional admissions requirements.

Admissions Data (2016)

Towson University Description

Towson University's 328-acre campus is located eight miles north of Baltimore. Towson is the second largest public university in Maryland, and the school often does well in rankings of regional public universities. Explore the campus with the Towson University photo tour

The university offers over 100 degree programs, and among undergraduates profession fields such as business, education, nursing and communications are extremely popular. Towson has a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The school wins high marks for its safety, value, and green efforts. On the athletic front, the Towson University Tigers compete in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association and Eastern College Athletic Conference. Calculate your chances of getting in with this free tool from Cappex.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 22,343 (19,198 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40 percent male / 60 percent female
  • 88 percent full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,408 (in-state); $21,076 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,080 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,754
  • Other Expenses: $3,094
  • Total Cost: $25,336 (in-state); $37,004 (out-of-state)

Towson University Financial Aid (2015 -16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 80 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 56 percent
    • Loans: 56 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,828
    • Loans: $7,106

Academic Programs

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85 percent
  • Transfer Out Rate: 21 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 46 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 71 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Lacrosse, Swimming, Baseball, Basketball, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Tennis

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Towson University Mission Statement:

"Towson University fosters intellectual inquiry and critical thinking preparing graduates who will serve as effective, ethical leaders and engaged citizens. Through a foundation in the liberal arts, an emphasis on rigorous academic standards, and the creation of small learning environments, we are committed to providing a collaborative, interdisciplinary and inter-professional atmosphere, excellence in teaching, leadership development, civic engagement, and applied and sponsored research opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our graduates leave Towson University with the vision, creativity and adaptability to craft solutions that enrich the culture, society, economy, and environment of Maryland, the region, and beyond."

Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics