Towson University is Maryland's university of opportunities. TU pushes possibilities for more than 22,000 students with exceptional academics, renowned faculty mentors and extraordinary momentum as Greater Baltimore's largest university. With 110+ undergraduate degree programs, TU is full of major choices in high demand fields. As one of Maryland's most diverse campuses, TU is a place where you can be bold, be yourself and belong. You can get even more involved in one of more than 250 clubs and organizations or join the excitement of 19 competitive NCAA Division I sports.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Kinesiology
  • Audiology
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Deaf Studies
  • Mass Communication
  • Electronic Media and Film
  • Physical Therapy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sports Management
  • Cultural Studies
  • Mathematics

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver
  • Transfer Center
  • Civic Engagement
  • Inclusion & Institutional Equity
  • Student Government
  • Center for Student Diversity

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Towson University makes applying easy. TU is also test-optional. A holistic review process is used to determine freshman admission. The primary factors in our evaluation are based on your high school courses, grades and supplemental materials submitted with the application. We will evaluate the academic rigor in the context of the high school environment, extracurricular involvement, college application essay, and other information provided on your application.

Submit your application with all required materials by TU’s new November 15 Early Action deadline to be automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. Early Action is also the application deadline for TU's competitive Honors College. TU's final Regular Decision deadline is February 1. See our Admission Requirements & Deadlines for more information.


Our mission is to ensure a seamless and well-informed transfer student experience. TU's Transfer Student Center can help you plan your transfer, from how your credits will transfer to the best pathway to your bachelor’s degree. See our Transfer Credit Policies and learn more about our Community College Partnerships.

Important Deadlines & Application Requirements:

  • November 15: Spring deadline (remains open on a space-available basis). 
  • March 1: Fall Early Action deadline (to be considered for merit-based transfer scholarships or the Honors College).
  • June 1: Fall Regular Decision deadline (application may stay open on a space-available basis).

Visit us

Experience TU’s 329 acres of opportunity for yourself on a campus tour. Our student-led campus tours begin with a brief information session by an admission counselor followed by a 90-minute campus walking tour. Envision yourself living and learning at TU as you visit classrooms, a residence hall, eateries and the most popular spots on campus. Our beautiful campus is waiting for you - Book your visit today!

"It's one of the most diverse colleges in the state of Maryland. That's what really interested me."

Dominique Watts, Student, Education Major
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8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252, United States of America

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