I really enjoy telling international students about Towson. I tell prospective students that Towson University is a large institution with a small-school
feel. We offer the educational and social benefits of a large public university with
small class sizes, approachable professors, and helpful and caring administrators.
Students won’t feel lost here, or like just another number. That’s especially important
when you’re traveling half a world away from your home, family and friends. I also
emphasize that Towson is close to Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York, not
to mention Baltimore, all of which provide a great taste of what the East Coast has
Here’s something you may not know about Towson’s international population. It’s sizable and it’s diverse. We have over 900 international students representing
100 countries, and we’re very proud of that. Our top 10 sending countries, in order
from most students to least are: China, South Korea, India, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria,
Nepal, Vietnam, Taiwan, Cameroon and Kenya. It’s great to see new countries added
to the list.
My advice to anyone who’s applying. Apply early! We want to provide applicants with personal attention, and we can do
that best when we have plenty of time to work with them.
The coolest thing I’ve heard someone say about Towson. It’s very satisfying to hear from international students who are transferring to Towson
because they like the atmosphere of diversity here. Then I know we’ve done our job
My “warm and fuzzy” moment. I was at my first college recruitment fair in Romania—jet-lagged and a bit overwhelmed—when
I saw a guy walking toward me wearing a Towson University sweatshirt. He had attended
TU a couple of years earlier and was now home working with the company that had organized
the fair. He gushed about his Towson experience, then proceeded to make himself indispensable
for the rest of the three-day fair. It was nice to see how things came full circle:
We’d helped him, and he returned the favor.