Undergraduate Admissions

Freshman FAQs


1. What GPA is Towson University looking for?
We look at your cumulative weighted GPA and school profile. Last year, our average cumulative weighted high school GPA was a 3.62.

2. What SAT/ACT scores do I need?
Last year, our average SAT score was a 1627 and our average ACT was a 24.

3. Do you look at the major I select on the application as part of my admission decision?
No. We don’t consider your major when reviewing your application.

4. When can I expect to hear from Towson?
We work on a rolling basis for admissions, so once your application is complete, meaning that you have submitted your application and we have received all required documents, we will then review your application package and make a decision. Typically, you’ll hear back from us three to four weeks after we have received all required documents for your application to be sent to review. We begin mailing offers of admission on Dec. 1 and continue through the spring.

5. How do I know if you have received everything you need?
You can find out what we’ve received and what we still might need by using our handy online status checker.

6. I would like to come visit your campus. How do I schedule a tour?
We can’t wait to show you around. We have campus tours daily, as well as scheduled open house programs in the fall and spring. Reservations are required, and you can set everything up online. You might also like to take our online virtual tour. It’s not a substitute for the real thing, but it’s a great place to start learning about Towson.

7. Is the essay required? What is the topic?
Yes, Towson University requires all freshman applicants to answer two essay prompts with no word minimum or maximum. The topics can be found within the online application.

8. I am taking AP or IB classes. Will I get credit?
Towson awards AP and IB credit provided a student meets the minimum score requirement. To learn more about earning credit, please visit the Advanced Placement and IB websites.

9. Who is my admissions counselor?
Just visit Our Admissions Counselors page to find out whom your admissions counselor is and please do not hesitate to contact them directly with your questions.

10. Is housing guaranteed?
On-campus housing for freshmen admitted in the fall is guaranteed for your first two years, as long as you meet the required deadlines. On-campus housing for students admitted in the spring term is based on available space.

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University Admissions

Phone: 410-704-2113
Fax: 410-704-3030
Campus Tours: 410-704-4696

Office Location

Office of Admissions
7800 York Road, 2nd Floor

University Codes

SAT: 5404
ACT: 1718
FAFSA: 002099