Towson University Visit Report by wavyghost

Visit to Towson University in December 2017 by wavyghost
(Student)
(Member since December 18 2017 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Campus Tour: Yes - Awesome tour guide.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Be patient with them and the staff will help you out as much as they can. You can tell they really do care about the students.



Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
The unique blend of building styles is visually appealing and the entire campus appears to be taken care of well. Very nice looking campus. Only negative is the constant construction.



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Dormitories:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
The majority of the dorms are air-conditioned, Prettyman and Scarborough being the 2 exceptions, but the sense of community in those dorms makes up for it. A negative is all the forced triples.



Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Awesome campus.


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




City/Town/Community:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent


Campus Visit Notes for Towson University


Visit Description:

The campus itself is really hilly, and though there are bridges throughout campus to avoid most of the worst parts, some people still don't really like that. The only real negative thing I'd have to say about the actual campus itself is that there's no real center of campus. Most students gather at this grassy, lowered area with chalkboards that I don't remember the name of right now but there's no real center of campus that I've seen at other universities like UMD. There's also construction going on at all times. Currently, they're working on the Burdick gym and the Glen bridge, and a lot of people mind the constant construction.

The first time I visited Towson, there were no available tours so my parents and I had to kind of show ourselves around. The students were friendly but were all very focused on their own things for the most part. They were also very diverse and pretty odd too which was cool.

My second visit, I went with my high school and our tour guide was awesome. She showed us all the academic buildings (though we didn't go inside most) and one of the dormitories. We ate at the Glen dining hall and it wasn't really that great honestly. The students around were friendly and joked around a lot. It seemed like a fun campus with a lot of cool people.

Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):

Make sure to see the Towson sculpture.