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

Transportation: best to live on or near campus

College Junior

Transportation: I have my own car and haven't needed to use public transportation yet.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Love the shuttle system & collegetown shuttle!

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The shuttle systems are awesome. They have pick up locations at almost every apartment complex that is near the school. There are also taxis available too all around Towson. Zip cars are on campus but too expensive for college students.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: I drove my car, so I had no problems. There is an off-campus shuttle bus for MANY off-campus apartment complexes. A lot of people use the bus. It's great. Taxis are abundant as well.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 113rd
    Best Campus Transit
  • 538th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1245th
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Louise Salbego
Baltimore, MD
English Literature
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Students agree that it is not difficult to find transportation in and around Towson. On campus, there is a bus system that is convenient, but many students would rather just walk than wait. In the winter, the campus bus becomes especially convenient when the ground is icy and you are concerned for your own safety. Students who travel by bus or cab find it suitable, although many choose the local taxi service over the buses.

The truth is that, for the most part, everywhere you might need to go will only be a short walk away. The transportation systems at Towson and in the surrounding area are suitable but very often unnecessary. The cabs are necessary to get to downtown Baltimore, but you will not need them to get uptown. Students who do use the transportation systems provided find them to be reliable but difficult to contact on specific nights when so many students are calling them for rides.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • MTA Bus Services
  • MTA Light Rail
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • MTA Light Rail
  • Supershuttle Baltimore (800) 258-3826

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Safe Ride

12 a.m.-6:30 a.m.

Campus Shuttle Bus

This provides students with a free ride throughout campus and even to various off campus areas.

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday 12 p.m.-10 p.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

MTA (Maryland Transit Administration)

Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-7 p.m.


Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Baltimore Washington International

BWI is approximately 30 minutes from Towson and 25 miles away.

(800) I FLY BWI (800) 435-9294

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


The Greyhound bus terminal is located in downtown Baltimore, approximately 15 minutes from campus.

2110 Haines St.

(410) 752-7682

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


The Amtrak train station is located in downtown Baltimore, approximately 15 minutes from campus.

1501 N. Charles St.

(410) 291-4307

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 85 responses

  • 0% Nonexistent.
  • 1% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 9% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 44% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 46% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 84 responses

  • 1% You can't have a car here.
  • 4% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 88% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 7% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 0% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 84 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 2% Fairly difficult.
  • 57% Fairly easy.
  • 40% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 81 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 80 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 80 responses

Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing
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