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Towson University Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

77.3%
Admission Difficulty for Towson University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

Can I get into Towson University? The school has a 77% acceptance rate. Last year, 9,854 out of 12,747 applicants were admitted making Towson University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent. Towson University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1130-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT
83%
SAT Scores for Towson University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for Towson University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Estimated Average SAT 1210
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Towson University?

Towson University typically requires applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 83 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Towson University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1280 and Above Good >85%
1205 to 1280 Avg + 77%-85%
1130 to 1205 Avg - 66%-77%
1055 to 1130 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 1055 Low <54%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
21-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
27%
ACT Scores for Towson University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Towson University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Estimated Average ACT 23
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Towson University?

Admission data indicates that Towson University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. 27 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Towson University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Towson University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >85%
23 to 25 Avg + 77%-85%
21 to 23 Avg - 66%-77%
19 to 21 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 19 Low <54%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.61
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Towson University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Towson University was 3.61 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.61 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Towson University accepts 77% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Towson University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 33% Good
3.50 to 3.75 25% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 28% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

87% of Towson University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Towson University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 18%
Top 25% of class 49%
Top 50% of class 87%
Bottom 50% of class 13%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

Towson University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,085 4,662 12,747
Accepted 6,353 3,501 9,854
Acceptance Rate 79% 75% 77%
Enrolled 1,707 1,034 2,741
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 30% 28%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Towson University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Towson University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Towson University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164076 IPEDS survey data for Towson University.