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Towson University

Towson, MD


About This Campus

Located just eight miles north of Baltimore's famed Inner Harbor, Towson University in Towson, Maryland is the second largest campus in the University System of Maryland. Students find Towson to be a beautiful campus with its green, tree-laden areas and its brick buildings and walkways. Within a short distance of the campus lie a plethora of museums, art galleries, theaters, and sites of cultural, historic or recreational interest. The mountains, the ocean or New York City are just a three-hour drive, and Washington, D.C. and Annapolis are just an hour away. Towson offers over 100 majors, concentrations and tracks. The 328-acre campus includes several gymnasia, fitness centers, an Olympic-sized pool, a beach volleyball court, tennis courts, and other facilities. Towson is NCAA Division I and fields over 20 sports along with Recreational League teams. Its interactive, on-line, library database ensures that students have free access to library materials all over the world.

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 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 | 55%
Black | 21%
Hispanic/Latino | 8%
Asian | 6%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
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
Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: African American Studies, American Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Gerontology, International Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Graphic Design, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography

Athletics: Exercise Science, Fitness and Sports Science, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, E-Business, Entrepreneurship, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising

Chemistry: Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Electronic Media, Film, Journalism, Mass Communication

Computer Science: Computer Network Security

Consumer and Family Studies: Family Science/Services, Family Studies

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Geology

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Health Education, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Special Education

English: Creative Writing, English, Literature, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies

General Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Sciences, Spanish Literature

Geography and Urban Studies: Environmental Planning, Geography

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Community Health, Exercise Science, Gerontology, Health Science, Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management, Kinesiology

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology

International Studies: International Studies

Languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Pure Math

Performing Arts: Acting, Dance, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Applied Physics, Astrophysics, Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Sociology, Womens Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Deaf Studies, Speech Pathology and Audiology


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 01/07/20.

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/

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

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 01/07/20

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 40% living on campus
  • Double: $4354
  • 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.

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