Welcome to Towson University

Visitor’s Guide 2016-17

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Each year more than 800,000 visitors come to Towson University for a wide variety of educational, scholarly, cultural, recreational and athletic events and activities. Whatever the reason for your visit — a campus tour, a football game, a professional conference or just a quick stop to see what we’re all about — we hope you enjoy your time here.

In this guide, you’ll find key information to help you explore our campus and the surrounding area. If you’d like to learn even more about Towson University, check us out at www.towson.edu.

TU At a Glance


1866 Founded in Baltimore as the State Normal School
1915 Moved to Towson
1935 Renamed State Teachers College at Towson
1963 Renamed Towson State College
1976 Renamed Towson State University
1997 Renamed Towson University


22,284 total
19,049 undergraduate
3,235 graduate


899 full-time
779 part-time
17:1 student-to-faculty ratio


329 acres
25 academic/support buildings
17 residence halls
18 dining locations
4 parking structures


College of Business and Economics
College of Education
College of Fine Arts and Communication
College of Health Professions
College of Liberal Arts
The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics
Honors College


64 undergraduate majors
45 master’s programs
4 doctorates
28 graduate certifications


19 Division I athletic teams
(13 in women’s sports, 6 in men’s sports)

School Colors

Gold, white and black



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