Towson, MD
Tuition (in-state)
$19,754 ($8,132)
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3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Lots of different people in one environment.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: There are a lot of bars nearby because we are right next to Baltimore. I'm not impressed with the house parties.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: Everything is pretty close to where I live.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: The facilities here meet the requirements, nothing special

3 College Freshman

Facilities: Student life is apparent on weekends but extremely dead on the weekends


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 105th
    Greenest Campuses
  • 134th
    Best Performance Venues
  • 171st
    Best Library
  • 374th
    Best Student Centers
  • 427th
    Best Athletic Facilities

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Louise Salbego
Baltimore, MD
English Literature
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The facilities at Towson are standard and suitable. There are buildings that students complain about and those that students are impressed with. It seems that the buildings students approve of the most have been renovated most recently, and the buildings that students do not like tend to be the older buildings with old classrooms. The gym is one of the most favored facilities, even though it gets crowded at times. In addition, students adore the free indoor rock-climbing facility there. Students can go as often as they like, as long as they bring their Towson ID.

Students express their appreciation for most of Towson’s spacious dorms and the beautiful gym. There are many advantages to the facilities Towson offers in terms of being spacious and having classrooms in proximity to the dorms. Furthermore, Towson has invested a lot of money in order to improve the facilities on campus. So far, students approve of the renovations that have taken place but agree that more can still be done in terms of updating some of the older buildings.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
325 acres
Student Centers
The University Union
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
Albert S. Cook Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • The "Beach," a grassy area in the heart of campus
  • The Den
  • The University Union
Bar on Campus
  • Bill Bateman's Bistro on the ground floor of the Administration Building
  • Paws (after 3 p.m.) in the University Union
Bowling on Campus
None, but there is a bowling club that provides transportation to AMF Towson Lanes.
Coffeehouse on Campus
  • Starbucks in Cook Library
  • The Den offers Green Mountain Coffee, which many students consider to be the best on campus
Movie Theater on Campus
None, but movies are shown all around campus.
School Slang
  • The Beach: Patch of grass near central area of campus
  • P-Tux: Patuxent
  • VIPs: Paws
Tiger Fest: Tiger Fest is a huge tradition in Towson. It is the annual spring festival that is open to the campus community. The greatest thing about Tiger Fest is that it gathers all of the students together with games, novelties, a beer garden, food vendors, and concerts. It is held on Burdick field on the first Saturday of May
Favorite Things To Do
If you want to be active on campus, you'll never tire of things to do at Towson. There are always fliers promoting concerts, free movies, or lectures all over campus. IM sports are big at Towson, as are clubs and Greek life. If you're looking for just a place to relax and have a cup of coffee with some friends, there are plenty of areas you can explore. Students here love participating in IM sports. They are a great way to get involved, as they entail friendly competition, physical activity, and an amazing social scene. Because of the wide variety of clubs and activities on campus, students are always able to find their niche.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Pep band
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Television station
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes
Did You Know?
  • Towson has committed to achieve LEED Silver certification on all new campus buildings. The first building to achieve certification is the College for Liberal Arts, which features a "green" or planted roof, low-flush toilets, and a high-performance HVAC system with automated central controls. There are also recycling areas, as well as bike racks and shower and locker facilities to promote students and faculty members walking and biking to work.
  • The University is commited to preserving and recreating natural, green areas of campus. Towson plans to convert more than 20 acres of paved campus area to open green space, helping to offset the campus's carbon footprint.

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 80 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 86 responses

  • 2% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 21% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 35% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 42% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 84 responses

  • 1% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 7% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 64% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 27% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

Where are your favorite places to just hang out?    Based on 6 responses

  • 40% The "Beach," a grassy area in the heart of campus
  • 20% The Center for the Arts
  • 20% The University Union
  • 20% The Den

What are the best on-campus student jobs?    Based on 6 responses

  • 40% CC Worker
  • 30% Library liaison
  • 30% Teacher Assistants

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 7 responses

  • 71% Tiger Fest
  • 14% Noche Latina
  • 14% Pictures on the three tiger statues on campus

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 50% Chill with Friends
  • 38% Go to the Starbucks in the library
  • 12% Eat with friends near the pond



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