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Towson State University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1866
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 15,374
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $31,478,143
Admissions Address

8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Website

http://www.towson.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@towson.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Send application by: February 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Louise Shulack
Admissions office telephone: (410) 704-2113
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 15
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $45
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://apply.usmd.edu Tuition deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $225 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 3
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 4
Social studies 3 4
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 6 N/A
Total academic units 21 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 69%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 69%
Total applicants: 13,470
Total acceptances: 9,304
Total freshman enrollment: 2,699
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 5,155
Male acceptances: 3,352
Male freshman enrollment: 995
 
Female applicants: 8,315
Female acceptances: 5,952
Female freshman enrollment: 1,704
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 28%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 1,276
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 1,276
Students enrolled from waiting list: 906

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 23%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 54%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 89%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 96%
Average high school GPA: 3.4
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 93%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 98%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 480 – 580
Math: 490 – 590
Combined: 970 – 1170

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.1% 2.2%
600-699 17.5% 21.9%
500-599 48.3% 50.7%
400-499 30.3% 22.4%
300-399 2.7% 2.5%
200-299 0.2% 0.3%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 12%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 19 – 24
Math: 18 – 24
Composite: 20 – 24

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.9% 1.8% 1.2%
24-29 25.6% 26.5% 31.0%
18-23 66.4% 58.3% 49.0%
12-17 7.0% 13.0% 18.8%
6-11 0.0% 0.5% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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