My overall opinion about the school is outstanding. I was captivated to attend the school the first day I went to the school for campus tour. Before I visited Towson University, I had other schools I planned transferring to, but after I visited the school, I made up my mind because the settings of the school from the environment and how student staffs and teachers took care of all the individuals in attendance was great.
This school is well balanced and very diverse. The campus is very big and quite enjoyable. Though Maryland weather seems to never be quite nice everyday, the overall weather is mostly nice. A lot of professors actually are really nice and are willing to really help you in and out of class. I have had some tough classes but for the most part the professors know what they are talking about and know how to teach you in a way that will be enjoyable. There are many dinning areas on campus, most of them are really good, a few are over priced for the meal plan but worth it. Also there are many on campus events that happen so it is never too dull.
Towson University is a really great school in terms of academics, extra-curricular activities, and things to do . It may have a large amount of students but classes aren't large, maybe 25 maximum. There are lots of fraternities and sororities around campus, and if you are not interested in joining one, there are lots of other groups and organizations you can join. Our Campus Activities Board always have activities planned and our school also offers great outdoor trips you can take! It is about 15 minutes from the Inner Harbor and there is a 4 story mall right up the street. The professors are great and I you learn from other students who is the best professor to take for a certain class. The only complaint I can think of is that it is a hilly campus so you are always out of breath. Also, if you are looking to take a lot of online classes, Towson may not be your best choice.
Towson is the 2nd largest university in Maryland, but has a small home town feeling. The university is located near busy malls and the city, but the feeling of the campus is relaxed. I love how the classes are of small size and many professors want to know you and your name. I lived on campus for many years and spend most of my time either at the library, room, union, a popular hangout spot and outside enjoying the weather. Another positive about our school is despite the high population, the crime is low compared to other universities in Maryland. Students here including me are very proud of our decision to attend Towson and we express that through our pride. The school's administration are patient and understand the student's need and do their best to help with your questions.
Most students complain about finding parking space and construction. There improvements happening at Towson and they are almost finish. Since Towson is located near the city, there are free shuttles to take you around and public transportation to travel.
Overall, I believe Towson is a wonderful school. The best thing about the school is all the places to eat. The one thing I would change is some of the class room sizes, but the school is working on that. In my opinion the school is just the perfect size, not too small or too big. Towson is a big college town with a lot of things to do. Students can choose from a variety of bars, movies, restaurants, cafes, etc.
In my opinion, Towson is the perfect school. Campus reminds me of Central Park, in that there's Glen Woods (trees, a stream, and a campfire pit) at the heart of it and trees everywhere, but the buildings and the hustle give it a cool urban feel too. If urban is more your style, hop on a free Towson Bus or the public bus and you're there in 30 minutes, so many things to do in the city. Drive 20 minutes in the opposite direction of Baltimore and you get to some great parks and hiking trails- Oregon Ridge, Robert E. Lee Park, etc. You can also take the free school bus to get to all of the major universities in the Baltimore area!
But really, you never need to leave campus because there's always something going on. The Campus Activities Board brings the best comedy shows, headline concert artists, comedians, and carnival nights right to us. If you're into incredible guest lectures, the Center for Student Diversity brings people like Mahatma Ghandi's grandson and the founder of the AIDS quilt project to inspire us. The Greek life is big, those who are involved are really passionate about it, but the majority of students are not Greek so you'll still have a very lively social life regardless of whether you join. Our clubs range from rock climbing to surfing to skydiving to video gaming, and if you find just 5 other people who share your interest you can create a club of your own.
School pride is pretty huge, now that we're actually winning our football games the stands are packed with people in black-and-gold body paint. We're a really diverse school, culturally, interest-wise, etc., and everyone loves Towson for their own reasons (the sports, the parties, the never-ending class options, the incredible leadership training and community outreach programs, the Greek Life.. the list goes on).
The most common thing I hear people say about Towson is that they'd never believe we're a 20,000 person school. Personally I've never been in a class larger than 25 people. You run into your friends on campus ALL of the time. The dining halls feel small and cozy, there are subculture hangout spots like the Hillel Lounge, the Rainbow Lounge, and the Free-Climbing Gym, everything about Towson has this homey feel, you have to try really hard to disengage enough to feel like one in the crowd here.
The two biggest stereotypes about Towson is that it's the second-choice school for Maryland residents who aren't accepted to the University of Maryland and that it's the school where all of the spray-tanned orange, Northface-wearing, party loving Jersey girls go. They're both pretty accurate if you take a look around. But you'll find that some orange Jersey girls are total sweethearts if you give them a chance. And most of the students who come here as a second-choice school end up falling in love with it. There are so many student groups and subcultures at Towson, at a school with 20,000 students everyone is bound to find a group of students who are just their style.
The location! Towson is fifteen minutes from Baltimore which offers shopping, restaurants, clubs, museums etc. Also the town of Towson itself has lots of restaurants, shopping areas, and shops. Towson is a great size, not too big or too small. You can see people you want to see often but it's easy to avoid the ones you don't want to see. The thing I would change is our poor athletic teams, it would be nice if our teams could win some games to get the school pride up.
Personally the school is too large, but the nice thing about Towson is that they provide several services to accommodate it's size. For example they have several shuttles and buses to take students places; this includes on campus and off. The best part is that they are free. With a population of around 20,000 you would think it is difficult to find friends or groups of people to hang out with. This is not true, there are so many on campus activities and clubs that you will find at least one friend when you attend an event. If you don't enjoy going to events as such, finding friends even in your classrooms isn't difficult. A lot of people a rereally friendly and most of the time your professor will have you work in groups, this also allows you an opportunity to meet others.
Towson University is a suit-case school - the weekends leave the campus nearly dead and many students commute. However, the SGA does an excellent job at pulling students to campus, to work and come together. There many many, many student groups and organizations, and there is always a niche for someone here! There are hotspots in the Union, and the new West Village Commons, where many students gather to eat and socialize, so you are always bound to meet someone.
Class sizes are smaller, so you tend to be able to have interaction with your professors - if that is the thing you are looking for.
There are always events and things to do - you just have to pay attention and look around.
For the negatives, I believe Towson still has to work on getting all of the construction underway that doesn't inhibit students. I believe they constantly, although not on purpose, blockade off or section off parts of campus which simply makes it more difficult to traverse through to your classes. Some of the classes within the majors don't tend to teach much in terms of what your future career is - at least from talking with fellow students and with being a senior myself.
Overall, I am happy with Towson.
Towson University, my school, is a very well rounded school. In my opinion there is a place for everyone. Whether you are into theater, sports, or greek life, we have it all! Towson is a huge school which I believe gives you many benefits, but at the same time there are many classes that have just 30 people, which gives an intimate feel so you won't get lost in the crowd. It is just the right size. People have a great impression of Towson University. The school is very well liked in the community and it is practically the center of the town. Towson is definitely a college town, with many fun activities and great hang outs. The administration has always been there to help, I have never had a experience where someone was not willing or just didn't have time to work with me. School pride is every where from Greek life to TU shirts and colors. But no worries if you are a grad student or no really into that there are many people who are just here for commuting. I have met inspiring teachers at Towson that had assured me that I am going into the right career. The only complaint that I have ever heard was when I was a freshman/ sophomore on campus everyone would smoke outside of the building, but now we are a smoke free campus which is awesome!!!
Towson may not be for everyone but for me, Towson was close to home (which was really nice since I experienced a difficult college transition). The driving reason for my application to Towson was their Occupational Therapy combined BS/MS program. I chose my college based on the degree I wanted. The other school I was considering was West Virginia University, however, WVU is far from home and I personally wanted to stay close.
Towson offers a variety of well known majors that are very accredible across the states. I think that Towson is a great size, student wise. At first I felt as if the school was very big, but as you start meeting new people, you'd be amazed at some connections you have with them as they may know people you know. The only complaint about the schools campus that I have experienced and heard from others is that it is a "hilly" campus. For students with a handicapped disability, they may feel challenged on campus. I was on crutches for a few weeks and it was not the easiest getting around. Towson has a lot of school pride, which can be seen by the rigorous amount of students who attend sports games. When I was a freshman on campus I found it easy to adjust since a majority of freshmen students are located in your surrounding area. On campus dining facilities, such as Susquehanna, is one of the popular, good places I would eat. The dining halls were a nice size, and I was overall 90% satisfied with the usual options they had. Even though it was nice to get off campus my sophomore year, I do miss the on campus atmosphere and activities that I was more involved in then since I was on campus.
I absolutly LOVE Towson! Towson truly does offer its students a well worth it education!!! Towson is the kind of school where your experience is only as good as you make it for yourself
I really like Towson a lot. Most of my professors are very helpful and mainly concerned on making the most out of the student's learning experience. I have great friends and met a lot of great people.
My overall opinion about Towson is that i love it. It's the perfect size just a little bit on the larger side of a medium school. I would have to say that the best thing about my school is the people who go there. everyone I meet is really nice and helpful. The one thing I would change however is the amount of healthy food that is available here. there are plenty of options as far as food goes but sometimes it can be hard to find something very healthy. There is alot of school spirit at Towson there is always a tailgate before football games and there are plenty of sporting events to attend at show your tiger pride. Towson is also a very diverse school which is one of the things i really like about it.
The best things about Towson University would have to be the size and location. Towson's population is over 20,000 students, but it is small enough that each student can make a big difference. Towson is located just outside Baltimore, which means it is close to the city while not being right in the city. You get a suburban feel with all the urban ammenities. There is plenty to do on campus and even more to do off campus, with almost anything within walking distance. There are also shuttles that will take you from campus to almost anywhere you would want to go (mall, Baltimore city, outskirts of Towson). Towson is also within proximity to other colleges, like Loyola and Johns Hopkins. Because Towson's college community loves sports, the sports culture is huge on campus. Students get into all sports events for FREE with their student ID. Special giveaways and other entertainment are provided at all games, no matter which sport. Every Fall there is a Homecoming Concert (acts like T-Pain, Wale, B.o.B.) and every Spring there is a TigerFest concert (acts like All American Rejects, LMFAO, The Roots). Currently, Towson is undergoing a lot of construction in order to make the campus better and it makes getting through campus a little tough. However, most of the construction should be complete by Spring 2012/Fall 2012 and it is not impossible to get to where you need to go in a timely fashion.
The best thing about Towson is the size. Although towson is not a big school we have a big school spirit with comfort of a small school. The class sizes ranges but on average there are 30-40 students per class. The school is close to just about everything you can imagine. The towson town center mall is within walking distance, the bars and various food places are also all with in walking distance and its a short drive in to downtown baltimore.
The one good thing about Towson is that it is right outside of Baltimore city. There is free transportation going into the Inner Harbor which is GREAT! The only other thing that is good about Towson is that the school is pretty easy. I cannot really tell how big the school is because there are so many commuters. I hate the commuter aspect of the school because everyone wants to leave on the weekends. No one wants to be here.
It is nice that there is a mall about a mile away. That is very convenient. There is absolutely no school pride. No one gives a darn about the Tigers and no one shows up for sporting events, especially the football games.
When you come on a tour here, they tell you that it isn't a suitcase school and there is so much to do on the weekends. PLEASE, DO NOT LET THEM FOOL YOU! Everyone packs their bags on Friday and gets picked up to leave. No one wants to stay here! Also, many people transfer after the first semester or first year. Most of the poeple from this school did not get accepted to UMD, so they were forced to come here.
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