US News & World Report continues to give TU high marks

Towson’s ratings are No. 2 among institutions in region with more than 10,000 students

TOWSON, Md. (August 29, 2007)— Towson University continues to rank in the top 10 among the best public Master’s institutions in the North according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2008 America’s Best Colleges guide.

The current issue ranks Towson ninth among all in its Top Public Master’s (North) category. But among those institutions with a student population greater than 10,000 Towson University’s evaluations place it in the number two spot.

Additionally, Towson University is among the 222 outstanding colleges and universities in the Northeast that The Princeton Review recommends to college applicants in the 2008 edition of its book, Best Northeastern Colleges. The entry on Towson University notes: “In the eyes of the majority of students, ‘The professors are generally excellent teachers—available outside of class and very concerned for student success and mastery of content.’ For some students, ‘The best part of the academic experience at Towson is that professors actually teach the classes; [teachers are] not TAs, like at a lot of other schools.’

Commenting on this year’s rankings, President Robert L. Caret said, “I’m very pleased to see that U.S. News has again recognized Towson University as one of the best universities of its kind.  A campus with 20,000 students has more challenges than a campus of one to two thousand. We are proud of the educational environment we have created and the exciting campus building program we have embarked on.  Even though Towson addresses the variety and magnitude of issues peculiar to large, complex metropolitan institutions, we continue to excel in competition with smaller institutions.

 “I applaud the extraordinary efforts of Towson University’s faculty and staff to continue to rise to these challenges with such fruitful effects.”






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