Towson University

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world rank  555

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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 (EduListing 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 EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 154 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

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
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 60-70%
Admission Office International Admissions, 8000 York Road
Towson 21252-0001
+1 (410) 704 6069
888 486 9766

Size and Profile

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

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Towson University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP
  • 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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