Towson University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (29)
I am certainly satisfied with my education at Towson University. Their Business program all comes together in a few classes you have to take your senior year. This review is for my Undergrad degree, but I was just able to use this degree and my professional experience to enroll at the University of Maryland's part-time MBA program. I am looking forward to the program. It looks like it will be a rigorous curriculum, but I am ready for the challenge at this point of my life. I am happy that I did not go directly into Grad school. I do not think I would have gotten into the University of Maryland right after I graduated from Towson and for good reason. It is necessary to apply all of this knowledge to your career development. I also feel it is necessary to experience the pain of watching bills continuing to stack on top of one another before gaining insight into the true value of your career and your future. Towson University had only a few professors that are committed to personally preparing you for your career. They push you to become a great communicator and develop skills that help you become a leader. Other professors are not as helpful. They seem pre-occupied. The biggest advantage at Towson is that a lot of professors are hard working individuals who have been in the students' shoes. Often times small class sizes, allow the professors to connect with the students in a way that is not possible in large lecture halls. I would recommend the school to prospective college students as University of Maryland has been recommended to me, but my advice would be to find a mentor that pushes you to become better than you think you are.
Overall I appreciate the opportunities available for networking with other organizations and companies. For my major a practicum was required, and being able to get the chance to work in my field and ask questions to individuals who were higher up really helped me narrow my decision on which path I wanted to go to next.
I just never felt right at Towson. My scheduling was erratic even though I signed up for classes as early as possible they didn't create enough for me to get a schedule that allowed me to work decent hours and get a full load of classes in. Combine that with mostly poor teachers and you have a very average school.
Towson was and is an awesome school! Not only was there so much to do around town and in Towson, but there was always something going on around campus! There's a lot of student support from faculty and professors. Among students there's a community feel that really makes the experience. I had emergency knee surgery in the middle of the semester and from faculty to students and professors everyone was so helpful with everything from opening doors to just being understanding. I wouldn't change my undergraduate career in anyway!
Towson University was definitely an ongoing learning experience. The school itself is not too small and not too large so it is easy to get to know the people within your major and graduating class but it is a challenge to run into the same person twice at times. In terms of the exercise science department, I was highly satisfied with the knowledge I gained and the classes within the department. Many of the professors working with the exercise science students truly care about their job and ensuring each student maximizes their education. I met my lifelong mentor through the exercise physiology course and I am forever grateful for the experience. One of the major downfalls of the school is gaining access to classes in a timely manor. Since it is a quickly expanding school sometimes there are way more students than there are professors. The same problem trickles down into parking as there are more students (especially commuters) attending the school than there are parking spaces. Nonetheless, I would highly recommend Towson University for incoming students.
Towson, as a school, is sub-par compared to other Maryland state schools. The school lacks diversity in their staff and administration that is far from reflective of the student body. The student body isn't extremely diverse itself, but the representation is skewed either way. In terms of the quality of education, speaking on all majors, it is well-discussed that Towson is a fairly sleep-inducing institution as it relates to coursework. There are certainly plenty teachers and educators that try and get the most out of each student. however, this is undermined as it does not carry through with most departments. if you're coming to Towson for a mental challenge, look elsewhere. High school AP courses are more difficult than the majority of the 300-level courses available. Specifically speaking to my degree, in Electronic Media and Film, I could speak on the disappointing curriculum, the lack of effort required for "A" work, and the disinterest from faculty to promote a community and workspace that represents that in which each student is attempting to enter in a career as filmmakers. However, I will speak solely to one experience that I believe sums up how valuable an education from Towson in Electronic Media and Film gets you. I graduated with my Bachelor's, then I applied to a technician position at the school's arena to utilize the lighting and sound techniques that I had gained from 4 years education. I interviewed for the position, and I never got a call back. A degree from Towson will not even get you a job from Towson. All the best.
My undergraduate program was a very rare program, unlike any public university within my region. While I was able to grab a wonderful degree that pushed me into a realm I never really knew was out there, with just a Bachelors degree in Deaf Studies--I can't do much. Towson has a wonderful community for students who live on campus, great level of diversity and majority of the buildings have been renovated or are brand new. It's a great school for specific majors and those close to the Baltimore or D.C. Metro area. Moderately affordable, however, it offers a lot of help in the way of financial services and sources achieve all you need to achieve.
While I did not live on campus, Towson was still a familiar and friendly place to be. I spent most of my days on campus and was able to make friends in classes easily. I had many knowledgeable professors that were passionate about their field of study.
I had the time of my life while attending Towson University. During my freshman year, I was sure to get involved in on-campus activities so that i could meet people. Towson is diverse; from Caribbean Student Union to Queer Student Union to the Muslim Student Union. Being an African American woman, I was given the opportunity to develop relationships with people from all walks of life. I expanded my views on some topics and developed a view on others. Towson helped shape me to be the young adult and educator that I am today. I will forever be a Towson Tiger!
Although Towson is certainly making strides in the sciences, I feel I had to be an independent learner. Professors were often if not always available in person and/or by email. I felt comfortable with the vigor of study and preparedness after earning my degree. Like any college, or life experience, the more motivated students performed better and succeeded after graduation. They do have resources to help with deciding your career/achieving your goals but it did take a lot of foot work on my part. I would recommend for students who have a clearer vision of their prospective careers.