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Chances of getting into Towson University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
79%
Admission Difficulty for Towson University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into TU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at TU is 79%.  It ranks #16 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Towson University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 9,689 out of 12,295 applicants were admitted.

The school has moderate admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 51 percent (SAT 1040/1200 ACT 20/25). Towson University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 3.72. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The TU application fee is $45 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Towson University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 90% of students submitted SAT scores and 23% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

TU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1040-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT 
90%
SAT Scores for Towson University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for Towson University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1120

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Towson University?

Towson University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. TU ranks #6 in Maryland for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 90 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Towson University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1200 and Above Good >88%
1120 to 1200 Avg + 79%-88%
1040 to 1120 Avg - 66%-79%
960 to 1040 Reach 51%-66%
Less than 960 Low <51%
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TU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
23%
ACT Scores for Towson University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Towson University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that TU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 in Maryland for highest average ACT composite score. 23 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Towson University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Towson University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >89%
22 to 25 Avg + 79%-89%
20 to 22 Avg - 69%-79%
18 to 20 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 18 Low <57%
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TU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA 
3.72
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Towson University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into TU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Towson University was 3.72 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 in Maryland for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.72 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as TU accepts 79% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

79% 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 14%
Top 25% of class 39%
Top 50% of class 79%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Towson University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,614 4,681 12,295
Accepted 6,149 3,540 9,689
Acceptance Rate 81% 76% 79%
Enrolled 1,493 901 2,394
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 25% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
246

Applicants have 246 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Towson University is $45.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Towson University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Towson University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Considered but not required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor 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.

FAQs

Does Towson University prefer SAT or ACT?

90% of students submit their SAT scores to TU. 23% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Towson University?

79% of those who apply are granted admission to TU. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Towson University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1200. 90% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Towson University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 25. 23% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.