Towson University

country rank  194
world rank  507

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University Overview

Founded in 1866, Towson University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Towson (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Maryland. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Towson University (TU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Towson University (TU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 153 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym TU
Founded 1866
Colours Black and gold

University Location

Address 8000 York Road
Towson (population range: 50,000-249,999)
21252-0001 Maryland
United States
T +1 (410) 704 2000
F +1 (410) 704 6070

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office International Admissions, 8000 York Road
Towson 21252-0001
+1 (410) 704 6069
888 486 9766

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,500-1,999
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Towson University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • Association for Health Education (AAHE)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • University System of Maryland
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019