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Towson University

Over the past century and a half, Towson University outside Baltimore has grown from a teachers college to an institution with more than 60 undergraduate programs. The state's second largest public university, it has about 19,000 undergraduates and plans to continue growing. Towson is still well-known for its teaching program, and it produces the most teachers in the state of Maryland. Other popular degrees include business, health, social sciences, and psychology. Students can choose from more than 300 clubs and organizations including arts and cultural groups, club sports teams, and Greek life. TU is also home to the Glen Arboretum, 10 acres of woods located in the center of campus, open to both students and the community as an educational and recreational resource. The arboretum contains more than 100 species of Maryland-native trees. Visitors should be sure to also check out the Albert S. Cook Library, which has over half a million books. Two of the most notable of the 160,000 Tigers alumni include comedian Amy Schumer and journalist Brian Stelter.
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$27,500
% of students who get any grants
49%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$16,300
Average price for low-income students
$8,830
admissions
Acceptance rate
77%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1130/23
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
19,367
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
61%
% of need met
57%
% of students who get merit* grants
6%
Average merit grant
$5,099
student success
Graduation rate
72%
Average time to a degree
4.4 years
Average student debt
$17,750
Average salary within 3 years
$49,800
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
N/A
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
Jan 17

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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