Towson University Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in Towson, MD, Towson University is one of the best universities in the state of Maryland. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for Towson University in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is Towson University.

8000 York Road Towson, MD 21252-0001
Phone: (410) 704-2113
Web site:

Rankings: Towson University

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Overall Ranking: 43
Score: 46
Peer college rating (out of 5) 3.2
Graduation and retention ranking: 41
Average freshman retention rate: 81.8%
6-year graduation rate: 63.0%
Predicted graduation rate: N/A
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): N/A
Faculty resources ranking: 129
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 35.0%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 1.1%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 18:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 77.1%
Student selectivity ranking: 37
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 970-1160
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 21%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 53%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 61.2%
Financial resources rank: 153
Alumni giving rank: 150
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 5.7%

Towson University History

Essential Facts: Towson University

  • Towson University is ranked as the 98th-best public university and 197th-best overall university nationally in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
  • Based on 66 evaluation metrics , Towson University mathematics program ranks #304 Mathematics School (out of 1607; top 20%) in the United States and #6 Mathematics School in Maryland .
  • Founded in 1866 as Maryland’s first training school for teachers, Towson University has evolved into a university with eight colleges and over 20,000 students.

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 27%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 6%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 7%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 50%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? No
Percent of students who have cars on campus: N/A
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA I
Men’s scholarship sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (outdoor)
Women’s scholarship sports: basketball, cross country, field hockey, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (outdoor), volleyball
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook