Towson University, founded in 1866 as the Maryland State Normal School, offers nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts, sciences, arts, and applied professional fields. Towson University is more than Maryland’s largest comprehensive university, it is an institution that prepares a qualified workforce and produces innovative, evidence-based research.
Through a foundation in the liberal arts, an emphasis on rigorous academic standards, and the creation of small learning environments, we are committed to providing a collaborative, interdisciplinary and inter-professional atmosphere, excellence in teaching, leadership development, civic engagement, and applied and sponsored research opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Towson’s collegial academic environment fosters multidisciplinary research and scholarship that complements current knowledge in the field and leads to superior teaching. From bioterrorism studies to the latest in teacher development, our applied research programs involve students, faculty, the community, government and the private sector.
At Towson, the student experience is all about involvement and engagement. Join fellow students from across the country and around the world and get involved in a host of student activities, from gallery exhibits to guest lectures to big-name concerts.
The backdrop for learning is Towson’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 entire region, Towson’s strong partnerships with public and private organizations provide unique opportunities for research, internships and jobs.
In the Library you can get a cup of coffee, connect to the wireless network, attend a class-related information literacy instruction session, and browse the stacks to find hidden literary gems. There are also computer workstations, printers and photocopiers throughout the building, a Leisure Reading Collection with novels and cookbooks, a multimedia lab that includes video editing software.
MEEC software is distributed to all TU faculty and staff members for use on their university-owned computer desktops, laptops and tablets.On campus, MEEC software is either already installed on your TU computer or distributed through the Software Center application found on the Start menu in Windows, or through the Self Service application on a Mac computer.
The Health Center offers a full range of primary, urgent and preventive health care services for our students. Our staff encourage you to take an active role in your health, and are dedicated to providing the highest level of care, while maintaining confidentiality. The Health Center promotes public health by maintaining immunization compliance for the campus community.
Towson offers 15 residence halls on campus that represent an eclectic mix of old and new architecture. 3 of these buildings, Paca/Tubman Houses and Millennium Hall, are managed in collaboration with Capstone On Campus Management. The buildings range from cozy two- and three-story halls to high-rise towers. If you are a new freshman, we guarantee on-campus housing for your first two years at Towson.
Towson’s vibrant campus life revolves around the clubs, organizations and activities that you can join to explore new interests, meet new friends, connect with new ideas, and have fun. With more than 200 groups to choose from, you're sure to find a group that's right for you. You can even start your own!