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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 downtown Baltimore, about an hour north of Washington, D.C., and less than four hours south of New York.

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.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Towson
Population | 55,197
Enrollment | 22,705
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/26-12/17
Spring | 01/27-05/19

Campus Diversity

White | 51%
Black | 25%
Hispanic/Latino | 9%
Asian | 7%
Native/1st Nation | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 5%
Other | 3%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • With seniors
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


Quick Links 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 500.00 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 Plan B

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) 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 (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 15 ($40.00 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 06/02/20.

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

Financial Aid

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

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

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/02/20

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 40% living on campus
  • Double: $4463
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living is limited
  • Maximum unrestricted housing reserved: 15
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 $5305 per semester.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2985.00 per semester for 19 meals per week.
  • $2700.00 per semester for 14 meals per week.
  • $2455.00 per semester for 10 meals per week.

Health Ins.

Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 06/02/20.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $0 per semester.

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