ic S/general/checkmark circled Thanks for subscribing! Be on the lookout for our next newsletter.
ic S/general/checkmark circled
Saved to My Favorites. View My Favorites
Colleges / Towson University

Towson University

Towson, MD 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate79%
Acceptance Rate79%

About Towson University

Towson University is a public, state university in the suburb of Towson, Maryland. Towson University was founded in 1866. The university enrolls around 19,793 students a year, including 16,861 undergraduates.

Towson University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Towson University. In 2022, Towson University accepted 79% of applicants. In 2022, 17,770 students applied to Towson University and 13,967 were admitted.

Towson University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 79%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 85%
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 85%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 21%

Choose one of the options below to learn more about Towson University:


Student Life


Tuition & Aid

Towson University Community Forums

Save Towson University To Your College List

Click the heart icon in the top left to save Towson University to the list of schools you're interested in applying to.

Considering Schools in Maryland?

See a full list of colleges in Maryland and save your favorites to your college list.

Tour Towson University

Towson University is located in the town of Towson, Maryland, in the suburbs of Baltimore and Washington and DC.

If you want to see Towson University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Baltimore Beltway 695 to Towson, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Towson University and Towson are like without leaving home.

College Info

8000 York Road Towson, MD 21252

Campus Setting: Suburban

Towson University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Towson University is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Towson University is Jun 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Towson University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1230


Math SAT Range

500 - 600


Reading SAT Range

510 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1230 and Above


1030 to 1230


1030 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Towson University students is 1130. Applicants with SAT scores of 1230 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Towson University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1030 to 1230 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1030 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Towson University.

Towson University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


In State


Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Find Scholarships That Fit You

Want funding for college that doesn't need to be paid back? Explore College Confidential's new scholarship tool and search for scholarships that are tailored to you.

Find Scholarships

Student Life

Wondering what life at Towson University is like? There are approximately 19,793 students enrolled at Towson University, including 16,861 undergraduate students and 2,932 graduate students. 88% percent of students attend school full-time, 92% percent are from MD and 8% percent of students are from other states.


Full Time


Part Time


In State



Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment


Campus Setting


Acceptance Rate


Tuition and Fees

In State




Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
Find Your Scholarship

Want to find money for school that doesn’t need to be paid back? Access insights and advice on how to search and apply for scholarships!

Find Scholarships
Do You Work at a University?

Claim your page to customize your profile and connect with students!

Claim Free Account
Need Advice or Have a Question About Towson University?

Connect with the world's largest college forum for candid, authentic discussion.

Join the Conversation