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Towson University, or TU, also referred as Towson, is an American public university located in Towson in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. It is part of the University System of Maryland. TU was established in 1866. The U. S. News and World Report (2009) ranked Towson University 8th in the Public Universities-Master's (North) category for its ‘America's Best Colleges'. TU offers more than 60 undergraduate majors, more than 35 masters degree programs, and more than three doctoral programs through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Business and Economics
  • College of Education
  • College of Fine Arts and Communication
  • College of Graduate Studies and Research
  • College of Health Professions
  • Honors College
  • Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics
Tigerfest is the annual spring festival that features interactive activities and live musical entertainment for students at TU. Their official mascot is Doc and their sports teams are nicknamed the Towson Tigers.

Profile of Towson University

Towson, MD is home to Towson University. Towson is a small city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Towson University go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in media, art studies, and computer science and engineering.

Towson University Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 490. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 500 and 590. Since a large share of students are from out-of-state, you can assume Towson University has broad appeal.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Towson University has 19, 758 enrolled students .

Student Life

The school offers students meal plans. Towson University values student athletics, and belongs to the Colonial Athletic Association.

Towson University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching931elementary school teaching, early childhood education, reading teaching, education, special ed, secondary teaching, education courses, instructional media design, . . .
Business and Management649business management, accounting, human resources development, business administration, accounting and related services, organizational behavior, operations management
Liberal Arts622social studies, English, history, economics, political science, geography, social services, technical and business writing, . . .
Media376mass communication, radio and TV tech, communication studies, public relations, communication and journalism
Therapy and Counselling328psychology, school psychology, psychology courses, Counselling psychology
Computer Science and Engineering257information science, computer and info science, computer security, database administration, computer support, computer networking, web design, software engineering
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy250sports and fitness management, occupational therapy, exercise science, health and fitness, athletic trainer
Science177biology, chemistry, ecology, biochem/biophysics courses, physics, geology, geological and earth sciences, chemistry courses
Medical Support and Technology143speech pathology, physician assistant
Nursing and Emergency Medicine132registered nursing
Art Studies113art studies
Family and Social Work66family systems
Medicine64health professions, gerontology
Drama and Performing Arts37drama, dance, various performing arts
Music30music, music performance
Mathematics24mathematics, applied mathematics
Medical administration19health care administration
Religion and Philosophy17philosophy, religion
Fine Arts12fine arts, art history and criticism
Security and Law Enforcement6forensic science

Contact: Towson University

Towson University

8000 York Rd

Towson, MD 21252-0001

General Phone: (410) 704-2000


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