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Rank: 147

Towson University

Towson, MDwww.towson.edu
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 keep growing. Towson is still well-known for its teaching program, and it produces the most teachers in the state of Maryland. They join an alumni network of more than 147,000 Tigers graduates, most of whom live and work in the state. Other popular degrees include business, health, social sciences, and psychology. Alumni include comedian Amy Schumer and journalist Brian Stelter. Towson is also home to the Glen Arboretum, 12 acres of woods, open to both the campus and the community as an educational and recreational resource. The arboretum contains more than 90 species of trees native to Maryland. Be sure to also check out the Albert S. Cook Library, which has over half a million books.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$26,900
% of students who get any grants
49%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$16,700
Average price for low-income students
$10,200
admissions
Acceptance rate
74%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1070/23
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
21,615
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
62%
% of need met
58%
% of students who get merit* grants
6%
Average merit grant
$5,362
student success
Graduation rate
71%
Average time to a degree
4.4 years
Average student debt
$17,800
Average salary within 3 years
$48,200
% 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, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* 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, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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