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Academics

Located just eight miles outside of Baltimore, Towson University is the second-largest school in Maryland’s public university system, offering its nearly 20,000 students more than sixty undergraduate majors. The “proximity to Baltimore and D.C. are great for job opportunities,” and students find “many internships” there too. Since the school offers “a never-ending fountain of free resources,” they also have access to tutoring, skills classes, “essay proofreading, [and] laptop repairs” on campus. This support extends beyond the classroom, too: “There are a lot of resources at our disposal if we ever need help academically, physically, or emotionally.” This is the result of initiative the school takes in “catering to the students’ needs.” As another student says, “The campus is constantly striving to improve.”

The majority of students agree that faculty are “well-educated and know how to further explain concepts.” Professors ensure that when students sit down in class, it “isn’t just boring slides,” and it “often involves different forms of technology.” If a student can’t grasp a concept, teachers usually “are willing to go the extra mile until it is understood.” And while Towson may be sizable, “there are enough professors here [such] that learning is as personalized as it would be on a smaller campus.” That means small class sizes in which “you can get to know your professors and classmates”; group work that “allows you to replicate the skills that you have been learning in class”; and teachers who “relate the material to the real world and show how we will use the material in real-life situations.”

Student Body

“Diverse and inclusive” Towson consists of “mostly in-state and commuting students.” But the school is large, which means there’s quite a range in the student body. And students find “having people from all over is very eye-opening and is a very valuable experience.” But rest assured that there is still “a sense of community even though it is a large campus.” Here, “being yourself is highly encouraged.” Students find they “can meet people anywhere on campus and make friends, receive help on homework, or just make casual conversation.” One student says, “It's always easy to see old friends and meet new people at the same time.” Overall, people here “are open to any and every other person on campus” and most “are really energetic and share a lot of school pride.”

Campus Life

Towson offers “plenty of … ways to get involved on campus, both academically and socially.” These can range from quirky events like “petting goats [or] Carnival-like games at the library” to things you might expect like “talent shows, dance shows, football games, [and] plays.” For those who live on campus, “there are a ton of really unique floor events and building events,” like “DIYs … and game nights.” But whether they live on campus or not, students tend to “fill their days with class, and the gym is very popular in the evening.” When Friday rolls around, “some students will spend their weekend relaxing as well as completing some homework,” whereas others will head to the bars and “the abundance of restaurants in Uptown Towson.” Other pastimes in town include going to the Towson Mall, which “is right up the street from campus [and] is also a popular hangout spot.” Those looking for more outdoorsy things to do can rest easy. The school’s location provides “both natural outdoor beauty and city life,” and “in the springtime and … the fall there’s lots to do outside on campus.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Kristen Hughes
Associate Director of Admissions Communications and Visit Experiences

Address
University Admissions
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Phone
410-704-4696

Email
admissions@towson.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Johnny Unitas Stadium/SECU Arena
University Union
Burdick Hall-athletic facilities
West Village Commons
College of Liberal Arts Building

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Towson Town Center (shopping)
Baltimore Inner Harbor - National Aquarium
Washington, D.C.
Orioles-Camden Yards / Ravens-M&T Stadium
Fort McHenry
Local Attractions: http://www.towson.edu/visit/local/index. html

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
dates and times vary; schedules are available online

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
BWI Airport-20 miles from campus, www.bwiairport.com Amtrak-Baltimore's Penn Station 8 miles from campus, www.amtrak.com Greyhound Bus-Baltimore's West Fayette Station-10 miles from campus, www.greyhound.com Local Transit and Rail: www.mtamaryland.com 410-539-5000 Local Taxi: Jimmy's Cab 410-296-7200

Driving Instructions to Campus
Directions to Towson University Admissions Office: From I-95 (northbound and southbound) Take the Baltimore Beltway I-695 west (toward Towson). Take exit 25, Charles Street, south. Proceed approximately 1.7 miles. Turn left on Towson Boulevard, and proceed to the first stoplight. Turn right on Osler Drive and make the first right to the Enrollment Services Center Parking Lot. From I-83 (northbound and southbound) Take the Baltimore Beltway I-695 east (toward Towson). Take exit 25, Charles Street, south. Proceed approximately 1.7 miles. Turn left on Towsontown Boulevard and proceed to the fist stop light. Turn right on Osler Drive and make the first right to the Enrollment Services Center parking lot. From I-70 (eastbound) Take the Baltimore Beltway I-695 north (Toward Towson). Take exit 25, Charles Street south. Proceed approximately 1.7 miles. Turn left on Townsontown Boulevard, and proceed to the first stoplight. Turn right on Osler Drive and make the first right to the Enrollment Services Center parking lot.

Local Accommodations
The following hotels are located 10 minutes from campus. Sheraton Baltimore North 903 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson 888-627-7147 Best Western Towson 1100 Cromwell Bridge Road, Towson 800-780-7234 / 410-823-4410 The following hotels are within a 15-minute drive of campus. Courtyard by Marriott, Hunt Valley 221 International Circle, Hunt Valley 410-584-7070 Embassy Suites, Baltimore-Hunt Valley 213 International Circle Hunt Valley,MD 21030 410-584-1400 Holiday Inn Timonium 9615 Deereco Road Timonium, Md 21093 410-560-1000 Hunt Valley Inn 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley 410-785-7000 Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys 100 Village Square, 5100 Falls Road, Baltimore 800-967-9033 / 410-532-6900 Residence Inn by Marriott 45 Schilling Road, Hunt Valley 800-992-2694 / 410-527-2333 410-785-7000 Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys 100 Village Square, 5100 Falls Road, Baltimore 800-967-9033 / 410-532-6900 Residence Inn by Marriott 45 Schilling Road, Hunt Valley 800-992-2694 / 410-527-2333

Admissions

Applicants: 12,747
Acceptance Rate: 77%
Average HS GPA: 3.59







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