Towson University Reviews
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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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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!