Launched in 1866 as a teachers' college, Towson University has grown from humble roots to become the second-largest university in Maryland. Boasting 21,000 students on its 328-acre campus, Towson offers programs for undergraduate, master's and doctoral students.
The campus also hosts an Asian arts center, a women's center, a nationally-recognized audiology clinic, the Baltimore Hebrew Institute, the Albert S. Cook Library, The Towerlight and the popular WTMD-FM. More important, it's also home to the 4,500 students who live on campus during the academic year.
The campus is busy year-round with regional conferences, sporting events and even top-shelf concerts like the annual Tigerfest.
The Towson Tigers play in the Colonial Athletic Association of the NCAA's Division I.
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- Number of students: 21,000
- Public/Private: Public
- Financial aid: Yes
- Accreditation/licenses: The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 17:1
- Parking: On-street: metered, Paid lot
- Number of faculty: 1,545
- How engaged is the school with the community?: Community arts programs, town-and-gown cleanups
- Degrees: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
- Programs: Distance learning, Evening, Part-time, Study abroad, Summer studies
- Campus housing: Yes
- Sports conference: Colonial Athletic Association (NCAA Division I)
- Sports facilities: Johnny Unitas Stadium, John B. Schuerholz Park, Burdick Gym, Towson Center
- Sports teams: 20 sports, including football, field hockey, soccer, lacrosse and basketball. TU fields 13 women's teams and 12 men's.
- Early decision: Yes