Towson University Photo Tour

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Towson University Photo Tour

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Towson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Towson University was founded in 1866 as the first teacher-training school in Maryland. It is now a public, four-year university that offers more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs and supports a student body of almost 22,000. The 328-acre campus resides in the suburban neighborhood of Towson, Maryland, about eight miles from Baltimore. Even though Towson is one of the largest public institutions in the state, it maintains a healthy student/faculty ratio of 17 to 1 and the lowest crime rate among the 10 University System of Maryland campuses. Towson was also ranked number 10 among public Regional Universities (North) by U.S. News & World Report 2013 America’s Best Colleges.

To learn more about the university, take a look at the Towson University profile and this graph of GPA, SAT and ACT data for Towson admissions. Also be sure to visit the  university's official website.

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Administration Building at Towson University

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Administration Building at Towson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Towson’s Administration Building is home to the offices of  Development, Human Resources, Procurement, and the President. Administration also has conference and meeting spaces, a dining area, and the Wellness Center, which includes high-tech strength training and cardiovascular equipment.

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Enrollment Services at Towson University

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Enrollment Services at Towson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The Enrollment Services Building was created in 1972 as a place for Towson’s administrative offices. It is now home to the offices of Financial Aid, Undergraduate Admissions, the Bursar, and the Registrar. The office of Undergraduate Admissions made this video to give prospective students a more in-depth view of the university.

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Burdick Hall at Towson University

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Burdick Hall at Towson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Burdick Hall is home to an assortment of facilities, including the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Center and classrooms and faculty offices for the Department of Nursing. Burdick Hall also houses an extensive fitness center with three gyms, an Olympic-sized pool, locker rooms, and an indoor rock climbing and bouldering gym.

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Towson University Union

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Towson University Union (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Towson’s University Union maintains an assortment of important campus services. The first floor of the Union holds the ticket office, post office, and the university store. The second floor has Campus Life and the Office of Student Activities, which means it’s the place to go for anyone interested in joining one of Towson’s 200 student clubs or 30 Fraternities and Sororities. The third floor supports the Center for Student Diversity and headquarters for the student newspaper, The Towerlight. 

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Stephens Hall at Towson University

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Stephens Hall at Towson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Built in 1914, Stephens Hall was Towson’s first administrative and academic building. It holds the Departments of Finance, Mathematics, Accounting, Economics, and Marketing and Management, as well as the College of Business and Economics. Stephens Hall also maintains a clock tower with a newly restored bell and the Stephens Hall Theatre, which seats 680 and exhibits theatrical, opera, musical, dance, and arts performances.

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Media Center at Towson University

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Media Center at Towson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Towson’s College of Fine Arts and Communication keeps many of its facilities in the Media Center. It houses smart classrooms and labs for the departments of Electronic Media and Film, and Mass Communication and Communication Studies, as well as the student-run radio and television stations. The Media Center is also equipped with multi-media, audio, and video labs and forensics facilities.

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Towson Center for the Arts

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Towson Center for the Arts (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Since 1973, Towson’s Center for the Arts has been home to the Departments of Theater, Dance Art, and Music. It is also a major cultural center on campus with art galleries and studios, theaters, a music recital hall, a café, rehearsal and practice rooms, and the Asian Arts and Culture Center gallery. After a recent $53 million expansion and renovation, the Center is now over 300,000 square feet.

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Hawkins Hall at Towson University

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Hawkins Hall at Towson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Hawkins Hall is located in the same complex as the Psychology Building and Lecture Hall Building. It houses multimedia classrooms and labs for the Education Department, which is a popular field of study at Towson. The College of Education offers five undergraduate and eight graduate programs, as well as three post-graduate and one doctoral program.

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Psychology Building at Towson University

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Psychology Building at Towson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The Department of Psychology resides in the Psychology Building, which is equipped with classrooms, labs, and an auditorium. Psychology is one of Towson’s most popular undergraduate programs, and the university offers several scholarships for those interested in studying the field.

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Towson College of Liberal Arts

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Towson College of Liberal Arts (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Towson’s College of Liberal Arts supports a total of ten departments and six centers and institutes, as well as classrooms, faculty offices, and study areas. The College of Liberal Arts was also the first building on campus to receive LEED certification, though Towson is working toward getting all of their buildings certified. Sustainability is important to Towson, and the Princeton Review named them in its Guide to 311 Green Colleges in 2011.

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Cook Library at Towson University

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Cook Library at Towson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

When Towson opened its first library in 1906, it contained about 4,000 volumes and not much else. In 1969, Towson opened the Albert S. Cook Library, which now has almost 720,000 volumes, 10,500 films and videos, and access to 45,000 electronic and print journals. The library also features Special Collections and Archives, an Academic Computing Service area, and a Starbucks.

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Barton House at Towson University

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Barton House at Towson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

One of the options for on-campus living at Towson is Barton House, which has double student rooms and private bathrooms. Barton opened in 2011 and houses about 330 students. It is near the West Village Commons, which contains dining facilities and meeting space. Barton House is right next to Douglass, another residence hall, and both cost about $500 more per semester than most other on-campus residence options.

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Residence Tower at Towson University

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Residence Tower at Towson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Another living option is Towson’s Residence Tower, a 13-story residence hall which features quad-style rooms and a recreation room on the lower level. Each quad contains four double rooms and one single room, and every room has dressers, desks, carpeting, and heating/air-conditioning. The Residence Tower also holds the International House, which accommodates both American and international students.

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Glen Complex at Towson University

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Glen Complex at Towson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The Glen Complex is a group of four high-rise residence halls that offer suite-style living. There are study lounges, laundry rooms, and meeting/study rooms in each building, and every dorm room is equipped with heat/cooling units, carpets, and draperies.

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Millennium Hall at Towson University

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Millennium Hall at Towson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Millennium Hall is a privately owned on-campus residence hall at Towson. It boasts luxury apartment-style living with high-speed Ethernet, heating/air conditioning units, and wall-to-wall carpeting, as well as fully furnished bedrooms and kitchens.

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West Village at Towson University

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West Village at Towson University (click image to enlarge). West Village at Towson University

The West Village Quad borders four of Towson’s residence halls: Paca House, Tubman House, Douglass House, and Barton House. The quad is also near Enrollment Services, the Towson Run Apartments, Millennium Hall, and the West Village Commons.

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West Village Commons at Towson University

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West Village Commons at Towson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The West Village Commons is a new building on campus which boasts meeting rooms, study space, and a multi-purpose room. The 86,000-square-foot, 31.5 million dollar building was constructed with campus sustainability in mind, and it has achieved LEED gold certification.

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Dining at Towson's West Village

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Dining at Towson's West Village (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The West Village Commons also offers dining areas with places like Coyote Jack’s, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and Jamba Juice. In addition, the Commons has an all-you-can-eat dining facility with options like cage-free eggs, antibiotic-reduced chicken and pork, and trans fat-free soy oil.

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Towson University Tiger

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Towson University Tiger (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The Towson University Tigers compete in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association and the Waster College Athletic Conference with 7 men’s and 13 women’s sports. Football is one of the more popular sports, but the university also has men’s and women’s lacrosse, golf, and swimming and diving.

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