Towson University Expects To Welcome Its Largest Ever Incoming First-Year Class This Fall


Stephen's Hall at Towson University. (Credit: Google/ Google Maps)

TOWSON - Towson University will welcome its largest-ever incoming first-year class in the fall of 2023, according to the Office of the University’s President.

Over 3,100 students are committed to becoming Tigers or the fall 2023 semester. The university made the announcement two days after the national college decision deadline on May 1.


In the fall of 2022, Towson set a record for enrolling its most diverse class ever. Of the 2,610 first-time students in the fall of 2022, 58.5% identified as a racial or ethnic minority.

The university attributes much of the recent growth in admissions to the increasing use of the Common App. Towson joined Common App in 2022, allowing prospective students to apply to Towson using the same application they submit to other schools.

According to Amy Moffatt, assistant vice president for Towson University admissions, the goal was to simplify the application process and bring more students to the university.

“It’s just an easy click for students to add us to their college list,” Moffatt said. “The Common App allows more students to access Towson University more easily and with a much more user-friendly platform than we previously had.”

Towson also recently announced its decision to remain “test-optional” for admissions after the University System of Maryland voted to stop requiring its 12 member institutions to ask applicants for SAT or ACT scores.

According to University enrollment data, Towson had 18,306 total students enrolled as of spring 2023. The Towson Towerlight reports that Interim-President Melanie Perreault sees high enrollment numbers as a “vote of confidence in the university.”

“I think it reflects that students see the value in TU,” she said in an interview with the Towerlight.

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