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Towson University

Towson University

by College Prowler (Manufactured by), Kimberly Moore (Editor), Adam Burns (Editor)

College guides written by students for students.

Your ultimate source for honest, unbiased information, College Prowler delivers an inside look at the top colleges and universities in the United States. While writing our series of college guides, we felt it was critical that our content was unbiased and unaffiliated with any college or university.


College guides written by students for students.

Your ultimate source for honest, unbiased information, College Prowler delivers an inside look at the top colleges and universities in the United States. While writing our series of college guides, we felt it was critical that our content was unbiased and unaffiliated with any college or university.

We think it’s important that our readers get honest information and a realistic impression of the student opinions on any college campus—that’s why we intend to publish information about all aspects of a particular college, even the terrible parts you wouldn’t find in a campus brochure. While we do keep an eye out for the occasional extremist—the cheerleader or the cynic—we take pride in letting the college students tell it like it is. We strive to create a college guide that’s as representative as possible of each particular campus. Our guides cover both the good and the bad, and whether the survey responses point to recurring trends or a variation in opinion, these sentiments are directly and proportionally expressed through our guides.

College Prowler guides are in the hands of students throughout the entire process of their creation. Because you can’t make student-written guides without the students, we have students at each college campus who help write, randomly survey their peers, edit, and perform accuracy checks for every college guide that we publish. From the very beginning, student writers gather the most up-to-date stats, facts, and inside information on their colleges. They fill each section with student quotes and summarize the findings in editorial reviews. In addition, each college oruniversity receives a collection of letter grades (A through F) that reflect student opinion and help to represent contentment, prominence, or satisfaction in each of our 20 specific categories. Just as in grade school, the higher the mark the more content, more prominent, or more satisfied the students are with the particular category.

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Editorial Reviews

The Boston Globe
The prospective college student's antidote to the Princeton Review doldrums.
Real Insider Information.
The New York Times
The real lowdown on campus life.

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Roland Allen
This humble company produces the most useful information I've run across for helping high school kids understand what it's really like on campus. (Roland Allen, Director of College Counseling at St. Margaret's Episcopal School)

Meet the Author

With so many choices, finding the right college can be awfully frightening. Some of us make the right choices, while others do not at all. Before reading this book, I would like you to ask yourself what you want in a school. What would you like to do on weekends? What would make you happy? Get better grades? I know for sure that this book can help assist you in either familiarizing yourself with Towson or acknowledging that Towson is right for you. This book is crucial for the decisions that come your way. Towson can be the best or most disappointing four years of your life, depending on how you approach this journey. For some of you reading this book, Towson might just be a safety school, and maybe you could never even see yourself there. This is said by many of the students who end up attending Towson and loving it. After all, this was the case for me. Who would ever think that a town like Towson could offer so much to so many?

I love Towson, but many who end up enjoying their time at TU have difficulty specifying what it is that left such a lasting impression on them. Perhaps, it is that Towson has so much to offer, maybe it is the true dedication of many of the students, the kind and caring professors, or that there is something to do every single night of the week. I wonder if Towson is just that town where people can be whatever they want. It is the ideal town to engage in just about anything. If you would like to start a band or go to many concerts in walking distance to your classes, Towson could be perfect for you! It is a wonderful location to join a team or be part of something. You can succeed and get great grades if you really want to. I believe that the majorityof students are just surprised they get so much more than they would have ever expected. There are so many reasons why I love Towson that I do not know how I can ever express my reasoning in one simple way.

If you enjoy what you hear from the students who share their feelings in this book about Towson, and decide that you are ready for this journey, I hope that out of all of the many great aspects of life at Towson mentioned, you remember this one aspect that I am glad I picked up on during my experience: you will get out exactly what you put in. I hope you make the right decision, and I am glad that I have this opportunity to assist you.

Nataly Gutflais, Author
Towson University

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