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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Towson University (Towson, MD)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 92%
Applicants who took ACT: 22%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 16%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 1%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 17%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 20%
SAT I Math score 700+: 2%
SAT I Math score 600+: 22%
ACT score 24-29: 42%
ACT score 30-36: 2%
ACT score 24+: 44%
Students applied: 18,134
Students admitted: 10,738
Admission rate: 59%
Students per faculty: 17
4-year graduation rate: 43%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 18,807
Full-time enrolled men: 6,438
Full-time enrolled women: 10,137
Part-time enrolled men: 1,019
Part-time enrolled women: 1,213
Freshmen retained: 85%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $6,430
Fees (in state): $2,752
Tuition (out of state): $18,036
Fees (out of state): $2,752
Room and board: $11,638
Est. book expense: $1,080
Total cost (in state): $21,900
Total cost (out of state): $33,506
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$13,584
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$17,033
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$25,190
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$28,639
Average debt at graduation: $25,926

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 60%
Average need-based aid: $8,316
Average non-need-based aid: $4,867

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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