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Towson University is a public institution situated in Towson, Maryland. The location of Towson is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

$34,049 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
88% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Towson University?


Contact details for Towson are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 8000 York Rd, Towson, MD 21252-0001
Phone: 410-704-2000

How Do I Get Into Towson?

You can apply to Towson online at:

Admission Requirements for Towson

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Considered but not required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Towson?

88% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
28% Submit SAT Scores
Since Towson has an acceptance rate of 88%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 85%, and the acceptance rate for women is 90%.

Average Test Scores

About 28% of students accepted to Towson submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 620. Math scores were between 520 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Towson University  ( 520 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Towson University  ( 520 to 600 )
Towson received ACT scores from 3% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Towson University  ( 19 to 25 )
ACT Math Scores for Towson University  ( 18 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for Towson University  ( 21 to 26 )

Can I Afford Towson University?

$34,049 Net Price
44% Take Out Loans
1.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Towson is $34,049. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Towson, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $6,607 a year. That adds up to $26,428 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Towson is 1.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Towson University Undergraduate Student Diversity

15,526 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 17,907 undergraduate students at Towson, with 15,526 being full-time and 2,381 being part-time.


There are also 2,949 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 15,526 full-time undergraduates at Towson, 40% are male and 60% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Towson University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,002
Black or African American 4,532
Hispanic or Latino 1,520
White 7,212
International Students 223
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,037

Geographic Diversity

Maryland students aren't the only ones who study at Towson University. At this time, 27 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 87 countries are represented at Towson. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Towson University

1,717 Took All Classes Online
7,975 Took At Least One Class Online
819.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 12 master’s degree programs available online at Towson. In 2020-2021, 7,975 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Towson has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Towson

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Towson University was 819.3%. This is the #52 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Towson regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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