High-quality education, faculty engagement and alumni success earn TU high marks
Not only is Towson University one of the best places to get an education in the U.S., it’s ranked among the best universities in the world.
In a global assessment of 20,000 institutions of higher education, the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) placed Towson University among the top 9% of universities worldwide in its 2020-2021 World University Rankings. To create the list, CWUR assesses the quality of education, alumni employment and research output.
And Princeton Review again named Towson University among the best colleges in the Northeast in its 2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region list.
Students surveyed for the ranking value the “diverse and inclusive” campus with professors who are “willing to go the extra mile,” and appreciate career development through the “many internships” available in the Greater Baltimore area.
In the “Best Northeastern” list, TU was among 224 universities in 11 states that were chosen for being the most academically outstanding in the region. The Princeton Review does not assign numerical rankings.
“Towson University continues to be recognized as one of the best colleges in the region, the nation and the world,” President Kim Schatzel says. “That the Princeton Review recognition reflects that students value the benefits of our inclusive campus culture and world-class faculty is particularly meaningful.”
Towson University is joined by the University of Maryland, College Park, UMBC and Salisbury among those in the University System of Maryland on the Princeton Review regional list.
Students surveyed by the Princeton Review also praised the campus community as one where “you can get to know your professors and classmates” and fellow Tigers for being “open to any and every other person on campus.”
The Princeton Review school profiles include ratings in six categories from “Academics” to “Green.” The ratings are scores from 60 to 99 tallied primarily from institutional data, though some ratings additionally factor in student survey data. Among Towson University’s Princeton Review ratings are scores of 75 for quality of life, 80 for admissions selectivity and 96 for green.
Earlier this year, TU was given a four-star ranking by Campus Pride Index for inclusivity and named the best college in the Baltimore Sun Best of 2020 poll. It was also ranked in the top 1% of universities for military veterans and among the nation’s best for Jewish students.
This story is one of several related to President Kim Schatzel’s priorities for Towson University: TU Matters to Maryland, Lifelong Career Center and Diverse and Inclusive Campus.