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 five 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 1060 (25th percentile) to 1220 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 20 (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 (3.06 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Towson University admits roughly 80% of those that apply per year. Of those that are accepted, around 29% of students enrolled. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the TU acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 72%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall TU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Towson University was reported as 76.3% in Fall 2020 with over 12,700 college 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 ACT Scores: 20 - 25
  • TU Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Towson University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into TU, 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 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Towson University has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 73.7%
  • 2017-2018: 77.3%
  • 2018-2019: 79.0%
  • 2019-2020: 76.3%
  • Projected TU Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 71.5%

How Does TU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for TU is thirty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Johns Hopkins University11.2%
University of Maryland-Baltimore County61.0%
University of Maryland-College Park44.2%
American University36.1%
George Washington University40.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to TU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 620
Math520 - 600
Total Score1060 - 1220
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 25
Math18 - 24
Composite Score20 - 25
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