Towson has some outstanding professors, but every now and then, people encounter some less-intriguing ones. Professors are usually accommodating and accessible to students outside of class during scheduled office hours or even beyond those hours via e-mail. On one hand, students generally agree that the greatest aspect of academics at Towson are the small class sizes because that allows students to establish a relationship with their professors. However, Towson does have some professors that present their material in a dull manner and should be avoided at all costs.
Unlike other universities, it is rare for a class to be taught by a graduate student or teaching assistant. Although there are many good, hands-on learning opportunities that provide interaction with the professors, Towson lacks the close relationships with the academic advisors that can be very beneficial to the students. Although a student is bound to come across some mind-numbing classes, they will also find many more encouraging and understanding professors that make up for it. Classes can be fascinating at Towson, depending on how interested you are in the topic and how far you are into your major.