|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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How hard is it to get into TU and can I get accepted? The school has a 76% acceptance rate ranking it #15 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 9,674 out of 12,678 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 49 percent. Towson University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. Towson University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1060|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||620|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1220|
|Average SAT Score||1140|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Towson University?
Towson University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1220 and Above||Good||>84%|
|1140 to 1220||Avg +||76%-84%|
|1060 to 1140||Avg -||65%-76%|
|980 to 1060||Reach||52%-65%|
|Less than 980||Low||<52%|
|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 #10 in Maryland for highest average ACT composite score. 23 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Towson University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>86%|
|22 to 25||Avg +||76%-86%|
|20 to 22||Avg -||67%-76%|
|18 to 20||Reach||58%-67%|
|Less than 18||Low||<58%|
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 3.61 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in Maryland for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.61 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as TU accepts 76% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
87% 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||18%|
|Top 25% of class||49%|
|Top 50% of class||87%|
|Bottom 50% of class||13%|
|Bottom 25% of class||1%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||28%||30%||29%|
Applicants have 272 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2022.
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?
|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.
76% of those who apply are granted admission to TU. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1220. 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.