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Towson University

2,594 reviews
  1. Towson, MD
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    C-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
Towson University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
8000 York Rd
Towson, MD 21252
Website

Towson University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
SAT Range
1000-1170
ACT Range
21-25
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$13,859/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,034/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,957/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,245/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,803/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,978/ year

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.105 responses
45%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.111 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.111 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,575Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 65 responses
  • Competitive
    12%
  • Driven
    26%
  • Isolated
    3%
  • Lazy
    3%
  • Motivated
    34%
  • Nonchalant
    5%
  • Stressed, tired and tenacious
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
33%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.165 responses
Poll
5%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.202 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 61 responses
  • Baitsman
    3%
  • Diverse
    7%
  • Hell
    5%
  • Tigertown
    74%
  • United
    11%

After Towson University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.64 responses

Reviews

2,594 reviews
  • Excellent
    337
  • Very Good
    990
  • Average
    1071
  • Poor
    143
  • Terrible
    53
Towson university has an above average career center for students and alumni. There is much value in gaining a degree from this school. Towson University is top rated among regional public universities in this part of the country according to "US News." Employers such as "T. Rowe Price" have a huge involvement with Towson's "College of Business and Economics" and the career center as well.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago
My overall experience at Towson University so far has been a good one. I have achieved my goals academically. The quality of course and professors is pretty good. The professor's that instructed me my first year did a very good job in teaching their related courses.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago
My first year at Towson university was a good experience overall. I completed my goals of doing well academically. For the Spring 2016 semester I got onto the Dean's List. The school has a good atmosphere and population.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago