Health & Safety

Towson, MD
Tuition (in-state)
$19,754 ($8,132)
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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus police seem nice, I see them quite often just roaming around. Security in the buildings is nice too. Theyre there from 11pm-6am

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have personally never been, but I have heard stories. If you go to the health center they charge you SO much more money than a regular doctor would. The nurses have no idea what they're doing, who gave them their degree anyway?

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus security are always available if you need them they are in your sight if you need to contact one.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: on-campus I feel safe for the most part. But off campus at night it is not the safest area to be in. You will be fine for the most part near the heart of Towson but I feel unsafe in other areas.

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2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The number of text alerts I've seen reporting sexual assault is just horrifying.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 872nd
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1182nd
    Safest Campuses
  • 1311st
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Louise Salbego
Baltimore, MD
English Literature
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As it is located in one of the more dangerous counties in America, Towson University’s security system makes every effort to ensure safety on campus. Crime is not a primary concern for TU students, but the TU police department still keep students well informed, unlike some other schools that attempt to keep crime discrete. They post alerts after every crime and host an orientation program that informs students of ways to remain safe on campus. Another great safety feature is that there are 24-hour emergency telephones and lit sidewalks all over campus.

To a large extent, the TU police work hard and are always seen around the dorms. In addition, students are ensured that they are secure when entering their dorms. One of the main complaints about security is that students are often overwhelmed by the process they must go through when entering their dorms, as well. Some students also feel that security should be seen more around campus, rather than just situating themselves near the dorms.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 9
  • Arson: 2
  • Burglary: 34
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 3
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
University Police Department
7400 York Rd.
(410) 704-2133 (emergencies); (410) 704-2134 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • Blue phones
  • Community crime unit
  • Emergency text alerts
  • Escort services
Health Center
Dowell Health Center
Dowell Hall
(410) 704-2466
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy clinic
  • Basic medical care
  • Common prescriptions and medications
  • Emergency contraception
  • Health education services
  • Immunizations
  • Lab services
  • Minor surgery
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Physicals
  • Referrals
  • Sports medicine
  • STD testing
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
Towson University's campus has one of the lowest crime ratings among all of Maryland's large public institutions.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 95 responses

  • 22% Criminal activity near campus
  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 17% Walking alone
  • 10% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% None
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Excessive drinking
  • 4% Non-students on campus
  • 3% Drugs
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 94 responses

  • 4% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 5% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 12% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 4% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 40% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 34% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 95 responses

  • 1% We have campus police?
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 11% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 52% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 34% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 95 responses

  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 26% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 49% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 23% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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