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Tuition

$15,340

$25,710

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,593
Declined + 6,138
Total Received 18,731
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undergraduateRatios

49%

51%

male

female

1  :  15

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Elementary Education
  3. Marketing
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School Facts

Temple, founded in 1888, is a public, high research university. Its main campus is located in the center of Philadelphia.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 36,744
Established in 1888
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ACPE (American Council on Pharmaceutical Education)
•  ADA (American Dental Association)
•  AMA/AAMC/LCME (American Medical Association/Association of American Medical Colleges/Liaison Committee on Medical Education)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APMA (American Podiatric Medical Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CAHME (CAHME)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

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Codes

SAT 2906
ACT 3724

Public

27,567

undergraduate students

9,177

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
23%
500-599
49%
400-499
22%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
30%
500-599
49%
400-499
17%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
21%
500-599
50%
400-499
23%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
11%
24-29
41%
18-23
39%
12-17
8%
6-11
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
51%
18-23
35%
12-17
8%
6-11
0
30-36
5%
24-29
43%
18-23
45%
12-17
7%
6-11
0
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Philadelphia, PA

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Philadelphia, PA

105-acre main campus in Philadelphia (population: 1,536,471); branch campuses in Ambler, Center City, Fort Washington, and Harrisburg and abroad in Italy and Japan. Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to Ambler and Health Sciences campuses.

Temple University
1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6096

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
14%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
80%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
19 fraternities 4% of male students
 
15 sororities 4% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
89%
Bottom 1/2
11%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
23%
500-599
49%
400-499
22%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
30%
500-599
49%
400-499
17%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
21%
500-599
50%
400-499
23%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
11%
24-29
41%
18-23
39%
12-17
8%
6-11
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
51%
18-23
35%
12-17
8%
6-11
0
30-36
5%
24-29
43%
18-23
45%
12-17
7%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,593
Declined + 6,138
Total Received 18,731

Admissions Contact

Karin Mormando
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 888 340-2222
F: 215 204-5694
tuadm@temple.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $40,121,090
State $25,621,949
Institutional $38,343,705
Other external
Total $104,086,744

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $27,199,489
Other external $6,809,568
Total $34,009,057

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
crew
cross-country
fencing
field hockey
football
golf
gymnastics
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic 10 Conference, Big East
Mascot
Owl
School colors
cherry and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Accounting/Financial Management
Actuarial Science
Adult/Organizational Development
Advertising
African-American Studies
American Studies
American/International Law
Anatomy
Anthropology
Applied Communications
Architectural Preservation
Architecture
Art
Art Education
Art History
Asian Studies
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Biology
Biology/Neurobiology
Biology/Neuroscience
Biology/Teaching
Biomedical Neuroscience
Biomedical/Neuroscience
Biophysics
Broadcasting
Broadcasting/Telecommunications/Mass Media
Business Administration
Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Business Management
Career/Technical Education
Cell Biology
Ceramics/Glass
Chemistry
Chemistry Teaching
Choral Conduction
Civil Engineering
Classics
Clinical Research/Translation Medicine
Communication Management
Communication Sciences
Communications
Community/Regional Planning
Composition
Computer Information Science
Computer Science
Computer/Information Science
Construction Management/Technology
Counseling Psychology
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Executive Program
Curriculum
Curriculum/Instruction
Curriculum/Instruction/Instructional Technology
Curriculum/Instruction/Technology in Education
Dance
Dance Education
Earth/Space Science Education
Economics
Education Administration
Educational Administration
Educational Psychology
Educational Psychology/Learning Technology
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
English
English/Creative Writing
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Health
Environmental Science
Epidemiology
Executive M.B.A.
Facilities Management
Fibers/Fabric Design
Fibers/Materials Studies
Film/Media Arts
Film/Media Studies
Finance
Financial Engineering
French
General Program
General Science Teaching
Geography
Geography/Urban Studies
Geology
Geoscience
German
Graduate Tax
Graphic/Interactive Design
Health Care Financial Management/Health Care
Health Care Management
Health Ecology
Health Informatics
Health Information Management
Hebrew
History
Horticulture
Human Resource Management
Human Resources Management
Information Science/Technology
Information Sciences/Technology
Information Technology Management
Instrumental Music
Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts
International Affairs
International Business
International Business Administration
Italian
Japanese
Jazz Performance
Jazz Studies/Composition
Jazz Voice Performance
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Juridical Science
Keyboard/Harpsichord
Keyboard/Piano
Kinesiology
Landscape Architecture
Latin American Studies
Law
Legal Studies
Liberal Arts
Linguistics
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematical Economics
Mathematics
Mathematics/Computer Science
Mathematics/Computer Science/Teaching
Mathematics/Physics
Mathematics/Science
Mathematics/Teaching
Mechanical Engineering
Medicine
Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM
Microbiology/Immunology
Middle Grades Education
Molecular Biology/Genetics
Molecular/Cellular Physiology
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Education/Jazz
Music History
Music Performance
Music Theory
Music Therapy
Music Therapy/Jazz
Natural Sciences
Neuroscience/Behavior
Neuroscience/Cellular/Molecular
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Occupational Therapy
Opera
Oral Biology
Painting
Pathology
Performance
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacology
Pharmacology/Neuroscience
Pharmacology/Physiology
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy/Neuroscience
Physics
Physics Teaching
Physiology
Piano Accompanying/Chamber Music
Piano Accompanying/Opera Coaching
Piano Pedagogy
Political Science
Printmaking
Psychological Studies
Psychology
Psychology/Social
Public Health
R.N. to B.S.N.
Real Estate
Recreation Therapy
Religion
Risk Management/Insurance
Russian
School Health Education
School Psychology
Sculpture
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech/Language/Hearing Science
Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences
Sports/Recreation Administration
Sports/Recreation Management
Statistics
Strategic/Organizational Communications
String Pedagogy
Theatre
Theatre Design/Technology
Theatre/Acting
Theatre/Directing
Theatre/Playwriting
Therapeutic Recreation
Tourism/Hospitality Management
Trial Advocacy
Urban Education
Urban Studies
Vocal Instruction
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

75%

27,567
students

Female
51%
14,103

Male
49%
13,464

Graduate

25%

9,177
students

Female
55%
5,037

Male
45%
4,140

undergraduateFull-time

88%

24,382
students

Female
52%
12,513

Male
48%
11,869

undergraduatePart-time

12%

3,185
students

Female
50%
1,590

Male
50%
1,595

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

83%

Transfer applicants accepted

64%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 75
Countries most often represented China
France
India
Japan
South Korea
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jennifer Matlin
Assistant Director for Global Programs
215 204-9573
jennifer.matlin@temple.edu

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