Towson University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (7)
Excellent educational experience. Small college feel with small class sizes. Professors were wonderful, passionate, and got to know their students individually. Best decision I made!
The school was fairly small and that's what appealed to me. It's cozy and not so big that it overwhelms you.
Towson University has a diverse range of majors, activities, events, and opportunities. At the time, I was not proactive in participating in these, but as a proud alum, I recognize how much Towson made available to me, how helpful and involved much of the staff was, and how well their Finance program prepared me for my professional career. My advice would be to meet with your advisor EARLY on and ask as many questions as possible about how to map your course study, what placement/shadowing/recruitment opportunities are available, and all the benefits the campus has to offer...no question is immaterial. Also, get involved with the school, go to the social events, don't avoid the common areas...the interactions you have during college and connections you make are crucial in your development and future networking. Now is also the time to dip your toes...get exposure to as many fields as you can; it may change the decisions you make in your desired career path...there are a LOT of jobs out there in areas and fields you've never even considered, and Towson can introduce you to many of these.
Overall wonderful educational experience. Course design was well layer out ans mini-mesters were easy to sign up for. Professors in general were educated, fair, and pushed for academic success.
Fantastic, dedicated, inspiring professors. Small class sizes, tons of academic opportunities.
While it does seem daunting that it costs a lot of money, there are many ways to get financial aid, scholarships, funds, etc. to absorb some of that cost. Make sure that you stay on top of your course-load and what's required in your major. Many schools offer "advisors" for your progress, but they will occasionally drop the ball, which could set you back a semester or more.
The Speech-Pathology and Audiology program at Towson is a competitive major that requires screening in order to be accepted to. In order to be screened in, you have to take two semesters of pre-requisite courses including BIOL190 (Introduction to Biology for the Health Professions). You can complete some or all of these courses at a different university and have them transferred to Towson, but make sure that they are the correct courses and that Towson accepts them! Once you have taken the required courses, your overall GPA will be put on a list of other students who are applying to the major, and the top 70 students will get accepted. The acceptance rate varies year to year, but it's usually somewhere around 50%. Once accepted to the major, you are expected to maintain grades no lower than a C, however, in reality, if you want to make it to graduate school you should not be getting any grades lower than a B. Some classes are difficult, and you don't have many options when choosing professors or class times for major related classes, because there is usually only one professor who can teach classes like Hearing Science, Phonetics, etc. However, the classes are very interesting, and most of the professors really want their students to do well. You really feel like you're learning medical science in this major, and it's very rewarding when you put the time and effort in to it!