Towson University is the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland.
Towson University is located in Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, in the heart of the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. TU is about an hour north of Washington, D.C., and three hours south of New York City. Located within walking distance of the TU campus is the college town of Towson, with tree-lined residential streets, restaurants, shopping and a branch of the public library. More than 20 colleges and universities can be found in the Baltimore metropolitan area. See information about local accommodations and attractions.
Undergraduate students: 17,907
Graduate students: 2,949
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Estimated Undergraduate Annual Tuition and Fees
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TU undergraduates received over $92.7 million in aid, including grants, scholarships, tuition waivers and athletic aid. Read more about financial aid.
Towson University received 118 awards totaling $14.7 million in FY 2021. Read more about sponsored programs and research.
Albert S. Cook Library offers resources that support learning and scholarship. The collection includes more
than 600,000 books, 190 electronic databases, and access to 50,000 streaming videos and
over 50,000 electronic journals.
TU offers the most comprehensive sports program in the metropolitan Baltimore area, fielding 19 NCAA Division I varsity teams that compete in the Colonial Athletic Association, the nation’s top mid-major conference.
TU has 500+ student-athletes. The graduation rate among athletes is 91%, the highest among all Division I USM institutions.
The school colors are black and gold, and the mascot is Doc the Tiger.
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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 University 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 2019-20, TU received the following honors: