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Philadelphia, PA

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Overview

Temple University: Opportunity. Engagement. Discovery.

Temple University attracts some of the most diverse, driven and motivated minds from across the nation and around the world. These students and faculty bring the university to life and fuel its momentum in academics, athletics, research and the arts. Powering Temple's ascent are innovative approaches to admissions and affordability; a campus transformation; plentiful creative and research opportunities; rigorous academic programs; an indelible bond with the city of Philadelphia; and groundbreaking work in science, research and technology.

Temple is home to more than 40,000 students, is the thirty-first largest public, four-year institution in the United States and offers more than 570 academic programs in 17 schools and colleges, on eight campuses, including locations in Japan and Italy.

More than 3,800 distinguished faculty members; top art, business, dental, law and medical schools; five professional schools; and dozens of renowned programs make Temple an academic powerhouse. Students enjoy the advantages and atmosphere of a large urban, public research university with the individualized attention that comes from a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

The majority of first-year students live on campus, where they are steps away from class; a state-of-the-art TECH Center; the library; fitness and recreation facilities; dining options such as cafés, dining halls and food trucks; and the many arts, cultural, sports and scholarly events that happen daily at Temple and throughout the city.

Temple's ongoing physical transformation ensures students have all that they need on campus. The newest living and learning residence, the 27-story Morgan Hall, offers unparalleled views of the Philadelphia skyline. The 247,000-square foot Science Education and Research Center supports student and faculty opportunities for discovery and innovation. And a new, modern library being built will feature a robotic book retrieval system and spaces devoted to traditional library activities and technology-enhanced activities, such as data visualization and 3D printing.

Temple's influence also extends around the globe, with long-standing campuses in Tokyo and Rome; programs in London, Beijing and other locations; a worldwide alumni network of more than 320,000; and more than 3,700 international students at Temple's Main Campus hail from more than 127 countries.

No matter their background, Temple students—nicknamed Owls—are drawn to the university's vibrant location in the heart of Philadelphia. The professional world is a walk or subway trip away, and countless possibilities exist for hands-on learning and internships in business, healthcare, education, the arts and beyond.

By living and learning in an urban environment, Temple students are well prepared for the world. Employers laud Owls for their tenacity, teamwork and talent. Students also have access to an immense alumni network for guidance, job opportunities and mentoring.

Location & Contact

Address 1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19122-6096
United States
Contact Phone: 215-204-7000

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Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
Architectural And Building Sciences/technology Checkmark
City/urban, Community, And Regional Planning Checkmark
Landscape Architecture Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African-american/black Studies Checkmark
American/united States Studies/civilization Checkmark
Asian Studies/civilization Checkmark
German Studies Checkmark
Italian Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biophysics Checkmark
Genome Sciences/genomics Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Actuarial Science Checkmark
Business/commerce, General Checkmark
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Financial Planning And Services Checkmark
Hospitality Administration/management, General Checkmark
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General Checkmark
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International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Organizational Behavior Studies Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication, Other Checkmark
Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, Other Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
Foreign Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
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Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education Checkmark
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Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Trade And Industrial Teacher Education Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering, General Checkmark
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
Industrial Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Construction Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/technicians, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Human Development And Family Studies, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Italian Language And Literature Checkmark
Japanese Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Art Therapy/therapist Checkmark
Audiology/audiologist And Speech-language Pathology/pathologist Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General Checkmark
Medical Informatics Checkmark
Music Therapy/therapist Checkmark
Pharmaceutics And Drug Design Checkmark
Public Health Education And Promotion Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Therapeutic Recreation/recreational Therapy Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Legal Professions And Studies, Other Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics, General Checkmark
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Mathematics, General Checkmark
Mathematics, Other Checkmark
Statistics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Computational Science Checkmark
Historic Preservation And Conservation, General Checkmark
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Natural Sciences Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, And Leisure Studies Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/judaic Studies Checkmark
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Geography, Other Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Acting Checkmark
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Ceramic Arts And Ceramics Checkmark
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Fiber, Textile And Weaving Arts Checkmark
Fine Arts And Art Studies, Other Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Jazz/jazz Studies Checkmark
Jewelry Arts Checkmark
Music History, Literature, And Theory Checkmark
Music Pedagogy Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music Technology Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
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Painting Checkmark
Photography Checkmark
Printmaking Checkmark
Sculpture Checkmark
Technical Theatre/theatre Design And Technology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

33,805
Applied
24,144
Accepted
27,306
Enrolled
71%
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Female Admissions

20,003
Females Applied
14,431
Females Accepted
72%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

13,802
Males Applied
9,713
Males Accepted
70%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

55
Application Fee
3.48
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3
One recommendation

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 1st Not reported
Out of state Fall freshmen February 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan November 1st January 10th
Transfer June 1st Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 598 550 640
SAT Math 591 540 640
ACT Composite 27 23 30

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

19,401
In-state
33,911
Out-of-state
19,401
In-district
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Fees

890
Full-time student fees
13,144
Room & board
8,636
Room only

Financial Aid

12,803
Avg. Financial Aid Package
13,832
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
12,874
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,295
Avg. Loan Aid
7,521
Avg. Grant Aid
10,099
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
61.2%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
3%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

27,306
Total Undergrad students
4%
International Students
22%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.42%
Black or African American 13.83%
White or Caucasian 54.95%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.06%
Asian 12.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.07%
Two or more races 3.98%
Other 2%

Gender

Male (44.78%)
Female (55.22%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 12%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Welcome Week, Homecoming and Family Weekend and Student Activities Spring Event

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Queer Student Union, Temple University Gamers' Guild, Habitat for Humanity, Temple University Community Service Association and American Medical Student Association

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
Lighted pathways/sidewalks

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Crew No Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 1A Checkmark
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rowing No No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Crew No No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No No No
Gymnastics Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rowing No Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

2,775
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,488
Part-time - 1,287
Male - 1,510
Female - 1,265
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