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Towson University

Towson, MD


About This Campus

One of the nation’s top 100 public universities, Towson University offers a welcoming environment for living and learning, close to many educational, cultural and community resources. The backdrop for learning is TU’s beautiful 329-acre suburban campus, located eight miles north of Baltimore and less than an hour’s drive from Washington, D.C. Throughout the region, Towson University’s strong partnerships with public and private organizations provide unique opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University offers students the best of both worlds. We have the academic programs and exceptional faculty typical of a large university coupled with the close-knit community and personalized approach of a small college. TU’s wide range of extracurricular activities contribute to a dynamic student experience. Towson University is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland, the 12th-largest public university system in th

Location Information

Towson is within easy driving distance of major East Coast cities. The campus is eight miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles from Washington, D.C., and less than 200 miles to New York, placing you at the center of the nation's bustling Northeast corridor.

Helpful Information

NSE students are given priority registration (first day of Senior registration) their first semester at Towson. Second semester registration is based on class standing.

2022/2023 Placement

Home Payment

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Towson
Population | 57,817
Enrollment | 22,923
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 8/30-12/21
Spring | 01/31-05/24

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 0%
Asian | 6%
Black | 24%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 9%
Two or more | 5%
White | 54%
Other | 2%
International | 2%


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: With seniors
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Athletic Training, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Elementary Education Professional Courses and Methods Classes.

Art, Dance, Deaf Studies, Electronic Media and Film, Mass Communications, Theater.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Business Administration
  • Psychology
  • Mass Communication
  • Accounting
  • Biology/Life Science

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • African American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Astrophysics
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Community Health
  • Computer Network Security
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dance
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Health Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Exercise Science
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Family Studies
  • Film
  • Finance/Banking
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Gerontology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Education
  • Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • International Studies
  • Italian
  • Jewelry and Metalsmithing
  • Jewish Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology
  • Latin American Studies
  • Literature
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies/Theology
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Sports Management/Administration
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of N/A paper, 173.00 computer or 70.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Home Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 08/19/21

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 15 ($40.00 per additional hour)

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee $100.00 Year Home Mandatory
Housing Deposit $350.00 Year Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $212.00 Semester Home Optional

Important Notes: Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance; for international student health insurance requirements and rates, visit https://www.towson.edu/healthcenter/international.html and https://www.aetnastudenthealth.com/

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 08/19/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 30% living on campus
  • Double: $-1 (includes meals)
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living is limited
  • Maximum unrestricted housing reserved: 15
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1225
  • Proximity to campus: 4
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
*NSE students might be placed into apartment housing, which can cost up to $5438 per semester. Student can complete the housing application online and indicate their preference. More information on housing is available here: https://www.towson.edu/studentlife/housing/campus/rates.html

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
A variety of meal plans are available for purchase by resident and off-campus students through Dining Services . All plans offer a choice of Kosher, vegetarian and standard menu items. See the Weekly Meal Plans for Resident Students and the Commuter Block Plans .


Figures per Semester are current as of 08/19/21

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $2,452 per semester.


  • Health records due by: June 1
  • Health / accident insurance
  • Immunization: DTap (diptheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Immunization: Meningococcal
  • Immunization: Covid-19

Comments on Problems or Conditions for Access
TU requires proof of immunization for COVID-19; measles, mumps and rubella (MMR); Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap); and Meningococcal (Meningitis) for students living on campus. All immunization documentation must be submitted once upon enrollment.

Other Health Related Comments
All requirements are available on the Health Center webpage: https://www.towson.edu/healthcenter/

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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