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Tuition

$15,096

$25,122

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,016
Declined + 6,797
Total Received 18,813
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undergraduateRatios

49%

51%

male

female

1  :  14

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Psychology
  3. Kinesiology
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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 37,270
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)
•  ADA (American Dental Association)
•  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

28,068

undergraduate students

9,202

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
25%
500-599
48%
400-499
20%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
7%
600-699
30%
500-599
46%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
5%
600-699
25%
500-599
46%
400-499
22%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
18%
24-29
35%
18-23
40%
12-17
7%
6-11
0
30-36
13%
24-29
50%
18-23
32%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
30-36
13%
24-29
44%
18-23
39%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
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Philadelphia, PA

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Philadelphia, PA

105-acre main campus in Philadelphia (population: 1,547,607); 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
15%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
77%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
17 fraternities 4% of male students
 
14 sororities 4% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
52%
Top 1/2
88%
Bottom 1/2
12%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
25%
500-599
48%
400-499
20%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
7%
600-699
30%
500-599
46%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
5%
600-699
25%
500-599
46%
400-499
22%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
18%
24-29
35%
18-23
40%
12-17
7%
6-11
0
30-36
13%
24-29
50%
18-23
32%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
30-36
13%
24-29
44%
18-23
39%
12-17
4%
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
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,016
Declined + 6,797
Total Received 18,813

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 $40,234,757
State $25,744,073
Institutional $38,585,906
Other external
Total $104,564,736

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $27,452,986
Other external $7,542,551
Total $34,995,537

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
American Athletic Conference, Big East Conference, Eastern College Athletic Conference
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
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Architectural Preservation
Architecture
Art
Art Education
Art History
Asian Studies
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Biology
Biology/Teaching
Biomedical Neuroscience
Biomedical Science
Biophysics
Biotechnology
Broadcasting/Telecommunications/Mass Media
Business Administration
Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Business Management
Business Research
Career/Technical Education
Ceramics/Glass
Chemistry
Chemistry Teaching
Choral Conduction
Civil Engineering
Classics
Clinical Research/Translation Medicine
Communication Management
Communication Sciences
Communication Studies
Community Development
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
Dance
Dentistry
Early Childhood/Elementary Education
Earth/Space Science Education
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Educational Psychology
Educational Psychology/Learning Technology
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
Engineering Management
Engineering Technology
English
English/Creative Writing
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Health
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Epidemiology
Executive M.B.A.
Facilities Management
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
History
Horticulture
Human Resource Management
Human Resources Management
Information Science/Technology
Information Sciences/Technology
Information Technology Management
Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts
International Affairs
International Business
International Business Administration
Italian
Jazz Performance
Jazz Studies/Composition
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Juridical Science
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
Media Studies/Production
Medicine
Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM
Middle Grades Education
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
Performance
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacology
Pharmacology/Physiology
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy/Neuroscience
Physics
Physics Teaching
Piano Accompanying/Chamber Music
Piano Accompanying/Opera Coaching
Piano Pedagogy
Political Science
Printmaking
Psychological Studies
Psychology
Public Health
Real Estate
Recreation Therapy
Religion
Risk Management/Insurance
School Health Education
School Psychology
Sculpture
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech/Language/Hearing Science
Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences
Sports/Recreation Administration
Sports/Recreation Management
Statistics
Strategic Communications
String Pedagogy
Theatre
Theatre Design/Technology
Theatre/Acting
Theatre/Directing
Theatre/Playwriting
Theory
Therapeutic Recreation
Tourism/Hospitality Management
Trial Advocacy
Urban Education
Urban Studies
Visual Studies
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

75%

28,068
students

Female
51%
14,257

Male
49%
13,811

Graduate

25%

9,202
students

Female
55%
5,096

Male
45%
4,106

undergraduateFull-time

88%

24,743
students

Female
52%
12,681

Male
48%
12,062

undergraduatePart-time

12%

3,325
students

Female
48%
1,576

Male
52%
1,749

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
59%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
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

81%

Transfer applicants accepted

65%

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
  • Military
  • 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

Jessica Sandberg
Director for International Admissions
215 204-4990
international.admissions@temple.edu

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