Campus Housing

Location
Towson, MD
Undergrads
15,852
Tuition (in-state)
$19,754 ($8,132)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I enjoyed living on campus i made alot of my friends while living in the dorms. I have to say the towers or west village are the best dorms to be in. The towers because they are closest to everything.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: its okay here. The bathrooms are cleaned regularly by housekeeping but look like normal dorm bathrooms. The room situations are nice at residence tower who quad set-ups with 9 people in each bathroom, one bathroom per quad, and four quads per floor.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Towson does a great job providing a positive campus living environment for all students. The housing a residents life team finds ways to get students involved and make their living experience a comfortable, memorable and positive one.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's cool.. close to classes and dining places. But it does get very boring at times.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are pretty nice and the people are generally good.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 271st
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 312nd
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 460th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1275th
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Louise Salbego
Hometown
Baltimore, MD
Major
English Literature
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The dorms in Towson are good. In fact, about a third of the undergraduate students at Towson live on campus. However, each has its pros and cons. The Towers tend to be the most desired by incoming freshmen because they are known for the funny roommate stories, funny intoxicated hallmates, and the most interaction among the halls. The dorms that are considered the greatest are so spacious that they make other dorms look bad. However, the dorms that are not considered that great are actually closer to classes and some of the better dining halls. Likewise, the dorms that are louder and more exciting tend not to have as much quiet time as opposed to other dorms.

For the most part, the dorms at Towson are all unique in their own ways. Some are clearly better than others, depending on what you are looking for in on-campus living, what would make your life more convenient, and what would make you the happiest. The dorms really are about what you would like from your college experience. In general, students agree that housing in Towson is, for the most part, superior to other colleges that they have seen.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
4,567
Average Housing Costs
$5,910
Undergrads Living On Campus
22%
Number of Dormitories
8
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Dorms
  • Glen Complex
  • Towson Run Apartments
Worst Dorms
Residence Tower
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV
  • Carpet
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet access
  • In-house laundry room
  • Local telephone service and voice mail
  • Lounge
  • MicroFridge
  • Study lounges
  • Vending machines
  • Window coverings
Available for Rent
Microwaves Minifridges

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Glen Complex
Floors: 14 (4 towers)
Number of Occupants: 448
Bathrooms: Shared by four
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen and freshmen
Room Types: Suite-style doubles
Special Features: Dining facility, study lounges, laundry, vending, main lobby lounge, air-conditioning
Newell Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 212
Bathrooms: Community and suite-style shared by four
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen and freshmen
Room Types: Single, double, triple, quad
Special Features: Some honors housing, air-conditioning, lounges
Prettyman Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 160
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen and freshmen
Room Types: Double, triple
Special Features: Community kitchen, lounge, study and music rooms, recreation room
Residence Tower
Floors: 13
Number of Occupants: 468
Bathrooms: Shared by quad
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen and freshmen
Room Types: Single, double
Special Features: Public lounge, kitchen, study and conference room, recreation room, air-conditioning
Richmond Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 107
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Honors students
Room Types: Single, double, triple, quad
Special Features: Honors multipurpose room for classes and programs
Scarborough Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 160
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen and freshmen
Room Types: Double
Special Features: Community kitchen, lounge, study and music rooms, recreation room
Ward Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 60
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen and freshmen
Room Types: Double
Special Features: Sinks in rooms, study area, TV room, kitchen, laundry
West Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 60
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen and freshmen
Special Features: Sinks in rooms, study area, TV room, kitchen, laundry, air-conditioning

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Towson Run Apartments
Floors: 6
Number of Units: 418
Bathrooms: Shared by apartment
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen and freshmen
Room Types: One- (two people), two- (four people), and four-bedroom (eight people) apartments
Special Features: Fully furnished kitchen, dining, and living room, separate phone lines in each bedroom, TRAX mini mart, laundry, mail

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