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Towson University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Towson University Graduation

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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. 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.

Explore the Campus:

Towson University Photo Tour

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 21,960 (17,988 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 88% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,132 (in-state); $19,754 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,080 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,338
  • Other Expenses: $3,100
  • Total Cost: $22,650 (in-state); $34,272 (out-of-state)

Towson University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 77%
  • Towson University Scholarships (Cappex.com)
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 47%
    • Loans: 56%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,889
    • Loans: $6,449

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Art, Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Mass Communication, Nursing, Psychology, Social Science, Sport Management

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 13%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 39%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 66%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Towson University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://wwwnew.towson.edu/main/abouttu/glance/mission.asp

"Towson University, as the State’s Metropolitan University, focuses on providing highly developed educational experiences and community service through a broad range of intellectual opportunities to a diverse student body at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The academic programs and services offered through the university provide a core quality environment for students to acquire the intellectual and social preparation to achieve their potential as contributing leaders and citizens of the workforce and a complex global society. Faculty, students, and staff serve the region through research and professional outreach that specifically responds to the state’s socioeconomic and cultural needs and aspirations."

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