Towson University Reviews

  • 80 Reviews
  • Towson (MD)
  • Annual Tuition: $26,820
85% of 80 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 80 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 4/19/2022
  • Degree: Sociology
"As a young single mother that came to TU with a delayed college timeline from previous issues and that also graduated in the middle of the pandemic...Towson gave me the best education I could've asked for and through all the challenges I faced, I wouldn't change any of it. I may not have gotten the adventurous college experience most young adults get but I had access to many resources and I had fellow classmates that came from a similar situation as mine. All of my professors were able to utilize their careers as a way to keep us engaged while learning. Because of my education at TU, I fell in love with education and discovered my purpose in life."
Marilyn Berchie
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"Great school with a lot of instruction and guidance into the nursing profession. Good exposure to graduate nursing programs and degrees and preparation for a post graduate nursing degree. I think it needed more nclex review prep in class rather than an additional cost"
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2019
  • Degree: Sociology
"Towson Universities advisement center is disappointing, misleading and can hold students back from graduating on time. Students that are transferring and/or changing majors will have a difficult time attaining the core requirements, getting ahold of advisors and signing up for required classes. I would not recommend this school to any student trying to graduate within four years. They require you to take a large amount of unnecessary classes that do not relate to your major. Collaboration between advisement and the graduation committee is non existent, and they will pass you around from person to person to receive an answer and guidance. The school also provides little to no guidance for careers post graduation. I know I share this same experience with numerous other students at Towson, check out their graduation statistics! Do not recommend."
Onjoly Purification
  • Reviewed: 9/7/2019
  • Degree: Political Science
"The classes taught are not too board and are very interesting. I've taken 3 special topic courses at Towson and all of them were topics I've been wanting to study. I have been able to make a better understanding of the world through the knowledge I have gained through Towson. I love tackling real issues and topics in my classes. The professors are also very passionate about what they teach, our government and the people in it. This makes learning feel more impactful because the teachers care about the classes they teach and it's also my focus of study."
Andrea Cordell-Proper
  • Reviewed: 9/6/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"At the time of my attendance, the school was called Towson State University. I was originally an Audiology major. The school changed the program requirements so much that I decided to pursue my minor area of focus, Psychology. In retrospect, it was a perfect move. The Psychology department was engaging, challenging and timely. The assignments were thorugh provoking and relevant. The skills and knowledge I obtained servced me well throughout my life thus far. I was commuting, working student, Off-Campus housing was amazing and affordable. I was not heavily involved in athletics or social activities, however, my classmates raved about these opportunities. I have been happy with the reputation of my college choice as well. Never had to feel there was a negative stigma associated with it. Always proud to state I was a Towson Graduate. I did not pursue my graduate degree there because I live too far away now and it would not be possible to make the commute."
Jessica McCreary
  • Reviewed: 8/24/2019
  • Degree: Sociology
"The degree program, Family Science, was incredibly interesting. The professors had a vast knowledge of the classes that taught, and they were always available for meetings. I learned about the family through psychological and sociological view points and it has helped impact my choice for a graduate degree."
Brianna Frutchey
  • Reviewed: 8/2/2019
  • Degree: Exercise Science
"I had a lovely experience at Towson. I had many mentors who were able to help me with deciding my career choice and who were also able to help me pursue that career choice. My professors helped me get into my graduate school by writing me letters of recommendation which I will also greatly appreciate. Just like any college, there will always be a few professors who were unsatisfactory, but that will occur at any college, regardless. I would strongly recommend Towson to those who are looking for a solid education."
Feyi Oreagba
  • Reviewed: 7/24/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"Earning a bachelors degree at Towson University was a well rounded experience. The class sizes for those pursuing psychology were small and personal, meaning you had a better chance at getting to know your college professors. The psychology degree also provided a variety of classes that made it easier to be more well-rounded once the program was over. The campus environment was nice and the demographics of the school helped Towson to be a "salad bowl" of people all coming together with different views and ideas."
Gina Lastella
  • Reviewed: 5/23/2019
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"Towson University's Occupational Therapy BS/MS program provides students with knowledge on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from anatomy and physiology to health management classes. Although the work is rigorous, I believe that the requirements needed in order to graduate are manageable as long as you have a strong work ethic. I feel well prepared to go out on my Level II Fieldwork experience in January and am excited to graduate and pursue a career as an Occupational Therapist. On the other hand, there are not many scholarships that are provided by the University that relate to this major. With that being said, it is important to have a financial plan for the duration of your time in the program, as there will be a duration of time during the program that requires you to work 40 hours per week for six months without pay. For out-of-state students, this may be a challenge, so it is encouraged that you research potential outside scholarships that can provide some financial relief. Other than some of the financial hardships that may come along with any college program, this program will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to pass the NBCOT and obtain a job after graduation. It is also beneficial because you do not have to worry about applying to a master's program, as this is a combined program so as long as you pass all of your classes, you are automatically accepted into the master's portion. Overall, I feel comfortable with the education I received from this program and I am excited to see what my last year entails."
  • Reviewed: 6/28/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"With Towson being a liberal arts college, you have the opportunity to explore many different paths to see what your interests are and I took full advantage of that. I took an array of classes that helped me truly find what I was passionate about. Most of the professors look out for you and help you cultivate your potential."
Kandi Wong
  • Reviewed: 1/11/2018
  • Degree: Music
"I knew I wanted to continue my music studies entering college. However, I had a hard time figuring out what I wanted to do within music. Luckily my advisor helped me explore different career options while earning my Bachelor of Science in Music. I grew to enjoy working in events and operations for artistic events. The music faculty allowed me to also learn how to manage a music ensemble during my undergraduate studies. Now, I know I'd like to work as a concert planner for a non-profit organization, but I will need to earn my Master's in Arts Administration to further my knowledge within the field. So the plan is to either attend New York University, Florida State University, or Carnegie Mellon University. and earn my Master's in Arts Administration."
James Horris
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
"After speaking to several faculty members, who are now good friends, I learned that Towson University is what they call a "teaching college." I thought that was redundant, however, I immediately learned that teaching colleges are quite rare. Apparently, the professors at a teaching college are eligible for far less compensation, and so their presence there is typically because they simply love to teach, and that is very evident in their classrooms. Each and every teacher (with the exception of the substitutes) were abjectly passionate about the subjects in which they taught. More than that, they went above and beyond to ensure that all students, especially the enthusiastic ones, got the most comprehensive education possible. TU is definitely a school where the students, and not the school itself, are the priority. I cannot recommend TU enough for the eager student, especially in the liberal arts departments. Of course, there are down sides. The superficial aspects of the school are not terribly desirable, such as the outrageously expensive and scant parking, or the overpriced sup-par food and school store. But one must remind oneself that they are there to learn. From my friends in the STEM majors, I must say that they were not nearly as enthusiastic about the programs, and were left wanting. I cannot say that that was because of sub-standard programs, or sub-standard students, but the opinion remains. As stated above, the liberal arts departments are top of the line, and I'd be surprised if anyone could find a comparable school with such one-on-one teacher-student interaction. In Baltimore, MD, it depends on what course of study one would like to study to decide where one should go. For STEM degrees, Johns Hopkins and Loyola are wonderful choices. Loyola for engineering, JHU for math and medicine. Goucher, Stevenson, and UMBC are also decent schools from what I understand, however I haven't heard any resoundingly positive good reviews from any of them. As far as state schools go, Towson is the cream of the crop in Baltimore for sure, and probably Maryland"
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Physics
"Towson is a big school with a small school feel. The physics department cultivated a family feel. Everyone knew everyone and was always there to help. I could not have chosen a better place to get degrees. I would do it a million times over."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Mathematics
"Towson is a state university in MD that has great faculty. They work closely with their students to ensure success."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Mathematics
"Towson is a great college for future educators. The mathematics education program (both under-graduate and graduate) is both vigorous and interesting."
Kristen Gordon
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2017
  • Degree: Special Education
"I feel that I learned a great deal at Towson University. Through the internship program I was able to obtain field experience at different elementary schools, which allowed me a diverse background in teaching. I have not taught for 10 years in a Self Contained program and have also received a Masters Degree from Towson University in Education- Reading Specialist. I am now seeking a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis to continue broadening my background in teaching and help further my students during their journey in school."
  • Reviewed: 6/23/2017
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Great school for Computer Science undergrads. Good professors who know the content well. Professors are always willing to help and give advice when needed. Campus is very diverse and well cultured. Classes are well taught and are challenging. Great overall school"
Jessica Archibald
  • Reviewed: 6/23/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"Great nursing program with well-educated instructors.! There are a lot of great opportunities in the Baltimore County area for the nursing field. You get great exposure to all different types of nursing facilities too since there are so many long-term care, community and teaching facilities in the area! Once you graduate and are lookIng for jobs, you don't feel like you're competing with your classmates for work since there are so many hospitals with many specialties."
Kylie Archibald
  • Reviewed: 6/21/2017
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
"If you are interested in pursing a Physical Therapy career in your future, I would highly recommend attending Towson University! Although there is not a "Pre-Physical Therapy Major," there is an Exercise Science major, which I decided to obtain my B.S. degree through. Towson has a well established Pre-Physical Therapy club to assist students regarding questions pertaining PT, PT school, the PT application, and providing insight from professionals within the field. Regarding the coursework and professors, I cannot express how happy I was with the quality at Towson. The professors went above and beyond to ensure that the students understood the content both clearly and thoroughly. The curriculum incorporates clinical exposure, which is helpful considering that is what you will be required to do in DPT school. If there was anything I would change about the Exercise Science Department, it would actually be to make the courses even more challenging. I enjoyed each of the classes and getting to know the professors on a personal level, however, it would have been even greater if we could have been pushed to our limits regarding our capability to understand physiological information. There are several opportunities for creating professional relationships and opportunities and for networking. I highly recommend Towson University to individuals interested in pursing a Physical Therapy career, and if I had to do my undergraduate career all over again, I would absolutely choose Towson University again."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Mathematics
"The professors were helpful. I met a lot of people in my career field which enabled me to build my network."