About TU

A nationally recognized leader in inclusive excellence, Towson University is a welcoming community for living and learning, and an important anchor institution for the greater Baltimore region. TU advances research and creates opportunities for the public good.

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We are Towson University.

With more than 150 years of leadership advancing higher education, Towson University has established a rich history of academic success and continues to strategically look to the future with purpose and passion.  

TU connects students to industry experts in intimate learning environments and never stops creating opportunities – which is why Tigers are prepared, no matter what. TU is one of a handful of universities in the country, and the only university in Maryland, to have no achievement gap. This means, Tigers learn in an inclusive environment where all students achieve the same academic success. TU also focuses on providing a well-rounded and dynamic student experience.  

Our 329-acre campus is eight miles north of Baltimore and less than an hour’s drive from Washington, D.C. Throughout the region, TU’s strong partnerships with public and private organizations provide unique opportunities for research, internships and jobs. The Towson Learning Network extends beyond its main campus to  off-campus locations throughout the state. Through innovative partnerships with Maryland Community Colleges, transfer students in northeastern Maryland are offered the flexibility to pursue a bachelor’s degree at TU's satellite campus in Northeastern Maryland. 

TU is a university of opportunities.

We incorporate experiential learning and world-class teaching with rich student experiences.


Majors, concentrations and tracks


Student-to-faculty ratio


Average class size


Internships each year


Public Master’s University in Maryland, “U.S. News & World Report”


Value in Maryland, “Washington Monthly” Best Bang for the Buck 2022

Top 100

Public Institutions in the U.S., “Forbes” 2022 Top Colleges

Top 9%

Universities Worldwide by Center for World University Rankings

Top 40

U.S. Best of the Best LGBTQ+ Friendly Schools, “Campus Pride”


Number of students who identify as minorities


Student orgs representing diverse identity groups

Top 100

Most diverse campus by “U.S. News & World Report”

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