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Towson University

United States
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About Towson University

Towson University is a four-year, coeducational, public university located in Towson, Maryland. It was established in 1866, and the current president of the university is Maravene Loeschke. Currently, it has 17,517 undergraduate students with an additional 3,947 graduate students. Towson University competes in NCAA Division I-AA athletics, and the school mascot is the Tiger.

Campus information

Towson University was founded in 1866, Towson University is recognized among the nation's best regional public universities, offering more than 100 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields.

With more than 21,000 students, Towson University is among the largest public universities in Maryland. As a metropolitan university, Towson combines research-based learning with practical application. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).

Towson University is located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources.


Residence Halls
Towson offers 16 residence halls on campus that represent an eclectic mix of old and new architecture. 3 of these buildings, Paca/Tubman Houses and Millennium Hall, are managed in collaboration with Capstone On Campus Management. The buildings range from cozy two- and three-story halls to high-rise towers. If you are a new freshman, we guarantee on-campus housing for your first two years at Towson as long as you have paid your non-refundable housing deposit by the payment deadline.

Modern amenities make your new home a great place to live and learn. Rooms are equipped with cable TV, high-speed Internet service, and a microwave-refrigerator unit. All rooms are furnished with beds, desks, chairs, closets or wardrobes, dressers, wall-to-wall carpeting, and blinds. In-house laundry facilities, lounges, study rooms and vending areas are located in each hall. Pool tables, TV rooms, and even pianos are available in many halls.

Our residence halls are staffed by Resident Assistants (RAs) --  specially trained students who work to build a floor-wide community with planned activities and outings. They also offer insider knowledge on how to make your Towson experience more successful. So whether you need help with a problem or just want to hang out, their doors are always open.

On-campus Apartments
Towson Run, Carroll and Marshall Halls are for upper-class students (including transfer students) who are eligible to live on campus. These apartment communities provide a great way to stay connected with the campus and enjoy the benefits and independence of apartment living.

Towson Run offers many of the same amenities as our residence halls, but with a few extras. The complex offers nine-month housing and consists of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and four-bedroom apartments equipped with full kitchens and common living rooms. Each bedroom houses two students.

Carroll and Marshall Halls offer the same amenities as Towson Run but consists of two-bedroom and four-bedroom apartments, where each student will have their own private bedroom and a full mattress. 

First-time freshmen are not eligible to live in Towson Run, Carroll and Marshall Halls.

Courses available 10

Accounting and Finance 4 Business and Management 5 Law 1


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