Towson University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - Very GoodQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - PoorCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Fair
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Towson University is a large four-year, public school with 22,285 students enrolled. This college was originated in 1866 and is one of the 3 colleges located in Towson, Maryland.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
96
Fair
At Towson University you can get your bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

Towson University deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 96 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Management, Business, Computer Science, and Occupational Therapy. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges.


Student Retention
86%
Good
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. Nevertheless, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Towson University is high at 86% (well above Maryland average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
17 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at Towson University is average - 67%. Approximately 11% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Towson University is decent - 17:1. Find out more details on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$20,900
High
Average tuition price is fairly high, around $18,100 per academic year. The additional fees at Towson University not covered by tuition are roughly $2,800, which totals $20,900 a year.

Read the details about Towson University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
73%
Doable
As reported in recent data, 10,947 applications were submitted and 8,033 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to get admitted at this school.

This school will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Check the details about admissions as well applicants test score information at Towson University in the Admissions and Tests report for this institution.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$6,500
Medium
Towson University offers a distance learning option and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Towson University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D
Unsafe
Towson University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 4,900 students, which provides a reasonable on-campus housing option. The room price is reasonable -- about $6,500 a year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Towson University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Towson University appears to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Towson University Location and Maps



Post Address: Towson University, 8000 York Rd, Towson, Maryland 21252-0001, USA
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