Towson University

Women's WCLA Contact: Chloe Shadis
9 / 10
19,818 Undergrads / 22,923 Students
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$16,161 Net Price
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76% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 1

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    City: Small

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
17 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
48% / 71%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Baltimore Maryland Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • York Pennsylvania Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Raleigh-Durham North Carolina Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Charlotte North Carolina Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Tampa/St. Petersburg Florida Area
  • Dover Delaware Area
Where Grads Work
  • Baltimore County Public Schools
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Howard County Public Schools
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools
  • Harford County Public Schools
  • Wells Fargo
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • US Army
  • Social Security Administration
  • Bank of America
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
What Grads Do
  • Sales
  • Education
  • Operations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Media and Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Healthcare Services
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Administrative
  • Support
  • Arts and Design
  • Consulting
  • Research
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Niche Grades
Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
490 - 580
520 - 600
1090 - 1270
20 - 25
18 - 24
20 - 25

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 490 - 580 for SAT; 7 - 8 for ACT

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This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 12,678 4,845 7,833
% Admitted 76% 73% 78%
% Admits That Enroll 29% 30% 28%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.59 (weighted)
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (15%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (13%)
    Business Administration and Management, General (12%)
    Social Sciences (10%)
    Education (8%)
    Psychology (8%)
    Psychology, General (8%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (7%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (6%)
    Communication & Journalism (6%)
    Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (6%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (5%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (5%)
    Social Sciences, Other (5%)
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General (4%)
    Kinesiology and Exercise Science (4%)
    Mass Communication/Media Studies (3%)
    Athlete graduation rate
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$10,198 $21,076
    Books & Supplies$1,080 $1,080
    Cost of Living$12,846 $12,846
    Personal Expenses$3,350 $3,350
    Sticker Price$27,474 $37,004

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    81% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship57%$9,149
    Federal Grants30%$4,837
    Pell Grants30%$4,834
    Other Federal0%$2,455
    State & Local Grants25%$4,682
    Institutional Grants49%$5,426
    Student Loans56%$7,231
    Federal Loans55%$5,386
    Other Loans6%$17,013

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $83.5 Million $3,642

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $17,750.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $14,759 $189

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 3.8%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 8,249 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $50,800

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 4.47 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 48% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 11 10
    Fondling 4 4
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery 1 1
    Aggravated Assault 2 2
    Burglary 5 3
    Motor Vehicle Theft 2 2
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
    Undergrad InstructionBalanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: STEM-dominant
    Enrollment ProfileVery high undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily residential

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