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Location | Towson
Population | 57,617
Enrollment | 19,527
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment

Term Dates
Fall | 8/26-12/16
Spring | 01/27-05/20

Towson University

Towson, MD

#1 Public University in Maryland, "The Wall Street Journal"
49% of TU students who identify as minorities
5-Star U.S. Best of the Best LGBTQ+ Friendly Schools, “Campus Pride”

About This Campus

One of the nation’s top public and move diverse 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.

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., 100 miles south of Philadelphia, and less than 200 miles to New York City, placing you at the center of the nation's bustling Northeast corridor. Our location affords us opportunity to be recognized in the Top 100 Most Diverse Campus by "U.S. News & World Report".

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.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Home Payment |Closed
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Home Payment |Open
Understand Chances of Placement


  • Campus Catalog
  • When will I register? With seniors
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Nursing, Occupational Therapy.

Upper level Art and Education classes, Dance, Deaf Studies, 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, African Studies... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • General Eligibility Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • First-Year Students can be accepted as long as they have completed at least 30 academic credits prior to start of exchange at Towson University.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of N/A paper 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
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/15/24

Finances Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 15 ($40.00 per additional hour)

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your 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 $222.00 Semester Home Optional
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

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 05/15/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1225
  • Proximity to campus: 4
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
*A limited number of housing spaces are reserved for incoming exchange students each year. On-campus housing may not be guaranteed for direct placement students. *NSE students might be placed into apartment housing, which can cost up to $5,938 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 05/15/24

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1,700 per semester.


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