Towson University Welcomes Record-Breaking 5,289 New Students


Historic Stephens Hall at Towson University. (Image Credit: Google/ Google Maps)

TOWSON - Towson University welcomed a record-breaking 5,289 new students on Monday, signaling the institution's strength and growing prestige among Maryland's universities.

According to Towson University, the class includes 3,047 freshmen, surpassing 2018's record of 2,996. These first-time enrollees also bring in an impressive weighted GPA of 3.83.

"We're thrilled to greet over 3,000 students, marking a historical moment with our biggest freshman class ever. I hope these new Tigers immerse themselves in all the diverse experiences TU offers, from hands-on learning and research to sports and cultural events. Every new student adds a unique spark to our vibrant campus," Interim President Melanie Perault said.

A significant 63% of these first-year students belong to an underrepresented racial or ethnic minority group, placing TU as the second-highest in Maryland for minority student enrollment.

The freshman class also has a strong local presence, with 89% hailing from Maryland, while also showcasing diversity with students from 28 other U.S. states and 25 different countries.

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