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Reviews for Towson University
My most memorable experience of Towson University include the diversity in learning through peer interaction, field-trips to businesses that were associated with my academic major, and very experienced instructors who brought to their expertise to the classroom. As an older student at the time, I felt like I was treated respectfully by my professors and by fellow classmates. Some of my professors offered me employment opportunities in my field and guided me along career paths that they thought I would benefit.
With regards to class sizes, I recall it being about 15 or 20 students depending on the class. For the most part, the classrooms were conducive to learning and the instructors followed the college's policy to provide students with appropriate assignments and workload. I think that incoming freshmen would easily adapt to the workload and atmosphere of each classroom depending on the instructor's teaching style.
Towson University provides diverse social opportunities with Greek Life, and other sororities, Towson Tiger events on site, community service opportunities with the local area schools and communities, dance recitals, Asian and African Diaspora, Center for the Arts events, and many other opportunities for students to become involved. The Maryland Special Olympics is one of the major events that many Towson Students become involved through volunteering and giving back to the community. Autism Speaks is another major event that Towson supports and the annual event is held on campus with many local businesses participating in the walk and raising awareness of the spectrum disorder. Additionally, students need not be bored if they reside on campus, because they have scheduled movie nights on campus, and the dining rooms always provide a wide variety of scrumptious food to satisfy the palette. Not to mention, Bill Bateman's Sport's Bar and Grill located on campus and is heavily visited and supported by TU families and students.
This is a great school to get your classic greek college experience. The academics are not that great when compared to most other Maryland schools (some programs are on probation from their accrediting boards), but the scene is good for kids who want parties and social life. I would not recommend this school for returning adults (such as myself). For adults or working people, the classes have very limited scheduling, geared only toward the "classic young student" with no job. There are a few evening classes, but definitely not consistent enough to validate earning a degree there. The staff in general are bias towards adult students (one even said Towson wasn't for me because I had a job!). If you do go here, BE AWARE OF THE SAFETY ISSUES! Many students are being raped, robbed, ect. Google the crime rates for Towson, as it seems to be a huge target by criminals, especially because many of the students are out on the streets drunk at late times in the night.
Classes are large, programs are hit or miss. It depends on what your major is; Gen. Eds are HUGE classes!
Tons of scial activities, and good surrounding area to find things to do. Safety is a huge concern! Arm yourself with pepper spray at night, travel in groups, and don't go walking around blacked-out drunk! There have been 7 theft reports, one kidnapping report, and various other incidences just in May 2014 alone (its only May 6 as I write this, so thats more than 1 theft a day). See the crime log here: http://www.towson.edu/adminfinance/facilities/police/crimeprevention/crimelog.asp
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