Towson University (TU)

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Towson University can be found in Towson, MD, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at TU number over twenty four thousand per year, and is one of the biggest schools in the state.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 1490 (25th percentile) to 1750 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 21 (25th percentile) to 25 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants that get into this school. We were able to estimate the TU average GPA (3.13 - 3.38) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Towson University admits roughly 60% of those that apply per year. Of those that are accepted, around 26% of students enrolled. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the TU acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 57%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall TU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Towson University was reported as 60.3% in Fall 2013 with over 17,800 applications submitted to TU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • TU SAT Scores: 1490 - 1750
  • TU ACT Scores: 21 - 25
  • TU Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Towson University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Towson University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Towson University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 62.9%
  • 2010-2011: 57.0%
  • 2011-2012: 54.2%
  • 2012-2013: 52.2%
  • 2013-2014: 60.3%
  • Projected TU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 56.9%

How Does TU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for TU is nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Johns Hopkins University18.1%
University of Maryland-Baltimore County63.2%
University of Maryland-College Park47.0%
Howard University49.3%
American University43.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to TU (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 580
Math500 - 590
Writing500 - 580
Total Score1490 - 1750
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 25
Math21 - 25
Composite Score21 - 25
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