FAST FACTS
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Location:Towson
Setting:Suburban
Population:55,197
Enrollment:22,499
On Campus:35%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 08/27-12/17
  • Spring 01/26-05/19

Tuition & Payments
PLAN B: UNEVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$5,378

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN B

Campus Diversity
68%Caucasian
13%African American
3%Hispanic
4%Asian American
1%Native American
3%International
8%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog
Outgoing Students
Incoming Students


NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office


Located just eight miles north of Baltimore's famed Inner Harbor, Towson University in Towson, Maryland is the second largest campus in the University System of Maryland. Students find Towson to be a beautiful campus with its green, tree-laden areas and its brick buildings and walkways. Within a short distance of the campus lie a plethora of museums, art galleries, theaters, and sites of cultural, historic or recreational interest. The mountains, the ocean or New York City are just a three-hour drive, and Washington, D.C. and Annapolis are just an hour away.

Towson offers over 100 majors, concentrations and tracks. The 328-acre campus includes several gymnasia, fitness centers, an Olympic-sized pool, a beach volleyball court, tennis courts, and other facilities. Towson is NCAA Division I and fields over 20 sports along with Recreational League teams. Its interactive, on-line, library database ensures that students have free access to library materials all over the world.

Campus Location - Towson is within easy driving distance of major East Coast cities. The campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore, about an hour north of Washington, D.C., and four hours south of New York

Helpful Information - NSE students are given priority registration (first day of Senior registration) their first semester at Towson. Second semester registration is based on class standing.

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology, Ethnic Studies

Area Studies: Afro-American Studies, American Studies, Asian/Oriental Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Gerontology, International Studies, Judaic Studies, Latin American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Graphic Design, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Sculpture

Athletics: Exercise Science, Fitness and Sports Science, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Botany/Plant Sciences, Human Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Zoology

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, E-Business, Entrepreneurship, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry

Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Electronic Media, Film, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication, Radio and Television Studies

Computer Science: Computer Network Security

Consumer and Family Studies: Family Studies

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geology, Geosciences, Physical Sciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Health Education, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Special Education

English: Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Literature, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies

Foreign Language: French, German, Spanish

General Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Sciences, Spanish Literature

Geography and Urban Studies: Environmental Planning, Geography, Surveying

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Community Health, Exercise Science, Gerontology, Health Science, Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management, Kinesiology

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology

International Studies: International Studies

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Pure Math

Performing Arts: Acting, Dance, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Theory and Composition, Music/Jazz Studies, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Applied Physics, Astrophysics, Physics

Political Science: Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Sociology, Womens Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Deaf Studies, Speech Pathology and Audiology



Closed Programs
Athletic Training, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Elementary Education Professional Courses and Methods Classes.

Limitations
Art, Dance, Deaf Studies, Electronic Media and Film, Mass Communications, Theater.

Notable Academic Programs
Business Administration, Psychology, Mass Communication

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes
RA Exchange: Yes

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500 paper, 173 computer or 61 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan B: 15 ($40.00 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 5/13/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee: $100 Year Plan B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $350 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $174 Semester Plan B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

Financial Aid
Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 5/13/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $3,075
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $600
  • Proximity to campus: 4
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2462.00 per semester for 19 meals per week.
  • $2303.00 per semester for 14 meals per week.
  • $1985.00 per semester for 10 meals per week.


All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.