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Towson University

Towson, MD 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate88%
Acceptance Rate88%

Towson University Admissions

If you are planning on applying to Towson University, the regular decision application deadline is April 1 and the fee for the application costs $45.

Students who submit their applications to Towson University for fall should hear back from Towson University by November 1.

Towson University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Towson University's admissions stats.

Towson University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 13%
Mean SAT Score 1128
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 28%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 3%
Waitlist No

Towson University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Towson University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes December 1 January 15

Applying Early to Towson University?

Towson University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Towson University will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

➡️ See a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Towson University Admissions

Transferring to Towson University

For more information on transferring to Towson University, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Towson University

Towson University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Towson University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Towson University

Wondering what factors are considered by Towson University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Application Essay Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Towson University for more information on admission factors.

Towson University Application Requirements

To apply to Towson University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Towson University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements activity list
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Towson University?

Students admitted to Towson University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7. Towson University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 43% submitted a class rank. At Towson University 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 36% were in the top 25% and 75% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Towson University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 25%
3.75 and 3.99 18%
3.50 and 3.74 21%
3.25 and 3.49 22%
3.00 and 3.24 12%
2.50 and 2.9 2%
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Towson University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Towson University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Towson University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 28% of Towson University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Towson University?

To be competitive with other Towson University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1050 and 1210 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Towson University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1210 and 25% of scored lower than 1050, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Towson University student is 1128.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Towson University students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Towson University students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Towson University?

To be most competitive at Towson University, you should strive to earn between 21 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Towson University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Towson University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Towson University

Transfer students can enroll in Towson University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Towson University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Towson University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Towson University.

Does Towson University accept transfer credits?

✅ Towson University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Towson University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Do I have to submit test scores to Towson University?

❌ No, Towson University is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to submit your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Towson University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Towson University is 88%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Towson University?

❌ Towson University does not offer early decision.

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Towson University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Apr 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

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

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

Towson University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1050 - 1210


Math SAT Range

520 - 600


Reading SAT Range

520 - 620

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1210 and Above


1050 to 1210


1050 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Towson University students is 1128. Applicants with SAT scores of 1210 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Towson University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1050 to 1210 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1050 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Towson University.

Towson University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Towson University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.69. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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

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