Towson University is recognized among the nation's best regional public institutions for its excellent degree programs in fields that include communications, business, health care, education, fine arts and the sciences. The TU educational experience, grounded in the liberal arts, emphasizes service learning, civic engagement, and study abroad.Located just eight miles north of Baltimore, Towson University's 328-acre, beautifully-landscaped campus offers a unique environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of academic and community resources. The typical TU classroom includes online options and off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a new facility, Towson University in Northeastern Maryland, located in Harford County.With more than 22,000 students, Towson University is the largest university in the Greater Baltimore Region and the second largest public university in Maryland. Founded in 1866, Towson combines research-based learning with practical application. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. The university is annually lauded by prestigious publications such as The Princeton Review, Forbes, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and U.S. News & World Report, which has ranked Towson University as one of the region's best and most efficiently run universities. An NCAA Division I school in athletics with 19 intercollegiate sports, Towson University is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association as well as the Colonial Academic Alliance.Towson University is committed to academic excellence and student success, innovation and entrepreneurship, teacher preparation, the arts and arts education, leadership development, STEM workforce development, and excellence in athletics. Graduates leave Towson University with the vision, creativity and adaptability to craft solutions that enrich the culture, society, economy and environment of Maryland, the region and beyond.