Meeting TU’s Newest Tigers

By Kyle Hobstetter on August 23, 2022

This fall, Towson University will welcome nearly 5,000 new students to campus

A photo from 2019 convocation
Each year, New Student Convocation serves as the kickoff to the Towson University academic year.  (File Photo)

When the fall term starts on Monday, Aug. 29, nearly 5,000 new faces will be on campus.

This includes 2,678 first-time students—the largest number since fall 2019.

This class represents TU’s continued commitment to diversity, with more than 57.4% of first-year students identifying as an under-represented racial or ethnic minority. Towson University enrolls the second-largest population of minority students in Maryland. It has also been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for inclusive excellenceTU climbed to No. 70 in social mobility, which looks at the number of Pell Grant recipients at the university and compares their graduation rates to those of non-Pell Grant recipients.

The class also has a local feel, with 89% of first-time students calling Maryland home. There are 19 countries and 27 other states represented, including large contingents from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

This year’s first-time students are also among the most accomplished with a weighted grade point average of 3.85.

"Each year's incoming class adds to the academic excellence and diverse community that have become hallmarks of a Towson University education," says Towson University President Kim Schatzel. "As a nationally-recognized leader in inclusive excellence and an anchor institution for our region, we take immense pride in educating a student body reflective of Maryland's population."

All About Our New Tigers: Fall 2022

New Students: 4,941



Freshmen: 2,678


Transfers: 1,532


Graduate Students: 731


Average GPA

This year's incoming class is one of the highest achieving in university history.


Of incoming freshmen identify as racial or ethnic minorities

TU’s New Students Hail From


from Maryland





Towson University will also welcome 1,532 students transferring in — more than 50% that identify as under-represented racial or ethnic minorities. The class of students transferring in comes from 17 states and 14 countries.

TU will also welcome 731 graduate students this fall from 28 states and 25 countries.