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Towson University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Towson University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 8,033 out of 10,947 applicants or 73% were admitted making Towson University a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores. Towson University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 6,995 3,952 10,947
Accepted 5,194 2,839 8,033
Acceptance Rate 74% 72% 73%
Enrolled 1,723 991 2,714
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 35% 34%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Towson University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Towson University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 21 and above. 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. 28 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Towson University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 90 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1090 1250
SAT Reading 550 640
SAT Math 530 610
ACT Composite 21 25
ACT English 21 25
ACT Math 20 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >82%
23 to 25 Avg + 73%-82%
21 to 23 Avg - 61%-73%
19 to 21 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 19 Low <48%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >82%
1170 to 1250 Avg + 73%-82%
1090 to 1170 Avg - 61%-73%
1010 to 1090 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 1010 Low <48%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Towson University accepts 73% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

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 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.