29,550
Students
Financial aid thermometer
18,627
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
56
56%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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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

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Hospitality Administration Checkmark
Human Resources Management Checkmark
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International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Management Information Systems And Services Related Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Human Development And Family Studies Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Audiology And Speech-language Pathology Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/Judaic Studies Checkmark
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Ceramic Arts And Ceramics Checkmark
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Dance Checkmark
Fiber, Textile And Weaving Arts Checkmark
Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
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Jazz/jazz Studies Checkmark
Metal And Jewelry Arts Checkmark
Music Checkmark
Music History, Literature, And Theory Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

35,880
Applied
20,332
Accepted
29,550
Enrolled
57%
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Female Admissions

20,423
Females Applied
11,675
Females Accepted
57%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

15,457
Males Applied
8,657
Males Accepted
56%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

55
Application Fee
3.54
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 March 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer June 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 614 570 660
SAT Math 607 560 650
ACT Composite 27 24 29

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

16,080
In-state
28,176
Out-of-state
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Fees

890
Full-time student fees
11,916
Room & board
8,004
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

18,627
Avg. Financial Aid Package
19,406
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
7,338
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,500
Avg. Loan Aid
6,557
Avg. Grant Aid
6,439
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
64%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
24%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

29,550
Total undergrad students
7%
International Students
21%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.69%
Black or African American 12.55%
White or Caucasian 55.22%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.11%
Asian 11.47%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.08%
Two or more races 3.17%
Other 3.76%

Gender

Male (47.33%)
Female (52.67%)

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 6%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Welcome Week Show, Experience Temple Days and Homecoming

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Habitat for Humanity, Queer Student Union, Temple University Community Service Association, American Medical Student Association and Temple Outdoors Club

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Crew No Checkmark Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Checkmark 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
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) 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
Archery No No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Crew No Checkmark Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Checkmark 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
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

2,831
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,483
Part-time - 1,348
Male - 1,606
Female - 1,225
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