Towson University is the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland – the 12th-largest public university system in America.
Some of the best students in America pursue 64 undergraduate majors, 46 master’s programs and four doctoral degree programs at Towson University. Founded in 1866 as a teacher’s college, today's students can also study majors like business administration, psychology, mass communications and nursing. Towson's educational experience also branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options.
Towson University is located in Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, in the heart of the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Washington, D.C., is less than an hour away. New York City is about three hours by train or car. Located within walking distance of the Towson campus is the Towson Town Center shopping mall, coffee shops, restaurants and a public library. More than 20 colleges and universities can be found in the Baltimore metropolitan area.
Undergraduate students: 19,818
Graduate students: 3,105
Total: 22, 923
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Estimated Undergraduate Annual Tuition and Fees (2018-19 academic year)
Standard Annual Room and Board (2018-19 academic year)
TU provided over $31 million in institutional aid, including grants, scholarships, tuition waivers and athletic aid.
Albert S. Cook Library
21,779 journals (print and electronic)
10,148 films and videos
10,106 sound recordings
310 research databases
Fiscal Year 2018 — $13,196,168
Fiscal Year 2017 — $10,849,942
Fiscal Year 2016 — $16,970,018
Fiscal Year 2015 — $18,010,921
Fiscal Year 2014 — $14,447,113
Fiscal Year 2013 — $24,840,125
Fiscal Year 2012 — $21,788,837
Fiscal Year 2011 — $30,454,640
19 NCAA Division I athletic teams (13 women's sports, six men's sports)
The school colors are black and gold, and the mascot is the Tigers.
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Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance are a few of the publications that have consistently recognized Towson as one of the best values in higher education. Towson has been ranked among U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges every year since the guide's inception in 1985. For the academic year 2018-19, TU received the following honors: