Towson's art program seems quite good. If you compound this with a brand new facility, chuck full of equipment, the school really does have potential. My only gripe is that Towson is NOT NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design) accredited. This is an additional accreditation,beyond what colleges normally get, for art programs. Many of the top ranked art programs have this accreditation,but not Towson.
Towson also doesn't require a portfolio for entrance into their university as is the case with a number of schools. Also, as with other schools, they require a portfolio after the student's sophomore year. If the portfolio isn't of acceptable quality, the student my not be allowed to continue into the art program. Be advised of this.