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.
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..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||530|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1040|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||590|
|SAT Composite 75th||1200|
|Average SAT Score||1120
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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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||22
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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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.
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
79% of Towson University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||14%|
|Top 25% of class||39%|
|Top 50% of class||79%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||24%||25%||25%|
Applicants have 246 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Towson University is $45.
What are the requirements for admission to Towson University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
90% of students submit their SAT scores to TU. 23% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.