The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, public schools.
  • W & M has more expensive tuition & fees ($47,038) than Towson University ($25,516).
  • It is harder to admit to W & M than Towson University.
  • W & M has a higher submitted SAT score (1,440) than Towson University (1,130).
  • W & M has higher submitted ACT score (33) than Towson University (24).
  • Towson University has more students with 21,917 students while W & M has 8,939 students.
  • Towson University has more full-time faculties with 930 faculties while W & M has 694 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - William & Mary and Towson University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
W & MTowson University
W & Mvs.Towson University
Williamsburg, VirginiaLocationTowson, Maryland
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
In-State$23,812
Out-Of-State$47,038
Tuition & Fees
In-State$10,464
Out-Of-State$25,516
48% ($20,327)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)56% ($9,405)
$20,327Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,405
35.92 %Acceptance Rates77.30 %
28.57 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)27.82 %
1,440SAT Score1,130
33ACT Score24
91 %Graduation Rate73 %
6 %Transfer-out Rate20 %
93 %Retention Rate85 %
8,939Student Population21,917
694Number of Faculties930
11 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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