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Campus Quality

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Lot's of places to hang out with friends

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Most of my time spent here has been the College of Liberal Arts building and Burdick Hall (for the gym). Everything seems awesome though.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The student center needs some work

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: I think Towson was a beautiful campus. The workout section of the gym needs to be enlarged with it being at max capacity as often as it is. The library is nice but the wifi usually goes in and out which makes it not ideal for working on assignments online. Towson also offers plenty of places to study outside when the weather is nice.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Wonderful free gym! It is always crowded it seems but it is a great place none the less.

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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
59
Campus Size
325 acres
Student Centers
The University Union
Campus Library?
Yes
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
Traditions
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
ROTC
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 151 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • 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)

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 84 responses

  • 24% Chill with Friends
  • 18% Meet new people
  • 14% Go to the Starbucks in the library
  • 10% Go to the gym
  • 10% Leave after class
  • 9% Great places to shop
  • 6% Eat with friends near the pond
  • 4% Work in the CFA
  • 2% I go to work right after class
  • 1% Band
  • 1% Studying in the common rooms with friends
  • 0% SGA
  • 0% Attend the events on campus
  • 0% Free food

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 72 responses

  • 28% Tiger Fest
  • 16% Homecoming
  • 16% Pictures on the three tiger statues on campus
  • 8% The Big Event
  • 8% Film nights
  • 8% Greek Sing
  • 7% Target Night
  • 4% Karaoke
  • 2% Noche Latina
  • 1% Student Presentations
  • 1% Yell Like Hell
  • 1% Tigercon
  • 1% Football games

How accommodating is this school to students with physical disabilities?    Based on 88 responses

  • 57% Very accommodating. The school does everything in their power to make sure the needs of every student are met.
  • 35% Pretty accommodating. The school has taken a lot of steps to accommodate the needs of students, but they've missed a few things.
  • 8% Slightly accommodating. The school has taken a few steps to accommodate students, but not nearly enough.
  • 0% Not accommodating. Students with physical disabilities are practically ignored here.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 152 responses

  • 29% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
  • 62% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 7% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 2% I hate my school and have no school spirit.

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