TU

Towson University

8000 York Rd, Towson, United States
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  • Total Documents
    2,196
  • Class Notes
    1,439
  • Textbook Notes
    378
  • Study Guides
    379
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,465
  • Previously Enrolled
    987

Overview of Towson University (TU)

About this school

Towson University, founded in 1866, is a public university. It has the only occupational therapy major in Maryland. Graduate assistants do not teach classes, and academic advising is available to all students. Its 328-acre campus is located in Towson, five miles from downtown Baltimore.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:19,596
    • Men:7,883 Men (40.2%)
    • Women:11,713 Women (59.8%)

Location

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Admission Information (TU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Towson University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
6
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
8000 York Road
City, State, Zip
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Phone
(410) 704-2113
Fax
(410) 704-3030
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$45
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
Not reported
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Resume or activity list recommended for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
77% of 12,747 applicants were admitted
Women
79% of 8,085 applicants were admitted
Men
75% of 4,662 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
3,733 (38%) of 9,854 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,268 (36%) of 6,353 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,465 (42%) of 3,501 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.59
375 And Above
34%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
559 average |520-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
24%
• Score 500 - 600
62%
• Score 400 - 500
12%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
32%
• Score 500 - 600
59%
• Score 400 - 500
7%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |21-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
37%
• Score 18 - 23
56%
• Score 12 - 17
3%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (TU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,694|Out-of-state: $22,140 (36.69%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,544 (47.48%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,080 (4.09%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,100 (11.73%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Towson University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 17
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002099
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,399 (87.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,732 (72.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,632 (94.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
197 (12.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$10,462
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 948 (58.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,830
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,281 (78.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,672
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 670 (41.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
225 (8.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,356

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
12,624 (74.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
9,840 (78.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,335 (94.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
951 (10.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$10,468
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,042 (64.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,180
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,977 (74.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,234
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,475 (26.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,014 (5.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,099

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
60%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$26,460
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Mathematics, Physical Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Debating, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Members of Minorities, Previous College Experience, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,763

Academics & Instruction (TU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


893

Part-Time Faculty


818

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


42%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 4% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 37% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 25% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 74% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
677,512
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
2500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Towson University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


85.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


46.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


68.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


72.0%

Programs & Majors (TU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (60)


  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Education, Other
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Family Systems
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Geography
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Gerontology
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Communication/journalism, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, law with University of Baltimore School of Law

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Science, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Audiology

Master's Programs of Study (55)


  • Accounting
  • Allied Health--General
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Database Systems
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Elementary Education
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Geography
  • Gerontology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Resources Development
  • Humanities
  • Information Science
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Jewish Studies
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Marketing Research
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Reading Education
  • Religious Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Theater
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing

Campus Life (TU)

Location & Geography

Population


55,197

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Baltimore and Washington, DC

Campus Size


329 acres

Weather


Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 83.2 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
7 mile(s) from campus in Baltimore
Nearest Train Station
7 mile(s) from campus in Baltimore

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


26% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


74%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Tiger
School Colors
Black, gold, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, soccer, softball, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Towson University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, university residence government, latin american student organization, black student union, hillel, african diaspora club

Sororities


12% of women participate

Fraternities


10% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


17,106

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
19,596
Women
11,713
Men
7,883

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 6.0% Asian
  • 21.2% Black/African-American
  • 7.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 57.4% White
  • 2.2% Unknown

International Students


1.4% from 74 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


3,109

Student Resources (TU)