Tuition & Fees

$16,658

$28,418

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
31%
500-599
44%
400-499
14%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
11%
600-699
36%
500-599
40%
400-499
12%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
8%
600-699
29%
500-599
44%
400-499
18%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
33%
24-29
38%
18-23
25%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
21%
24-29
55%
18-23
21%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
27%
24-29
50%
18-23
21%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,295
Declined + 15,844
Total Received 33,139
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Public

29,275

undergraduate students

10,033

graduate students

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School Facts

Temple University, founded in 1884, is a public, four-year high research university. Its main campus is 384-acres and is located in the center of Philadelphia.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 39,308
Established in 1884
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •   CAHIIM (Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education)
•  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)
•  APHE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education)
•  APMA (American Podiatric Medical Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CAHME (Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education)
•  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)

Philadelphia, PA

118-acre main campus in Philadelphia (population: 1,567,872); 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
19%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
78%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
16 fraternities 3% of male students
 
14 sororities 6% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
58%
Top 1/2
92%
Bottom 1/2
8%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
31%
500-599
44%
400-499
14%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
11%
600-699
36%
500-599
40%
400-499
12%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
8%
600-699
29%
500-599
44%
400-499
18%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
33%
24-29
38%
18-23
25%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
21%
24-29
55%
18-23
21%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
27%
24-29
50%
18-23
21%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
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 yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,295
Declined + 15,844
Total Received 33,139

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Class rank

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

Not Considered

Minority affiliation

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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 $40,804,565
State $26,530,606
Institutional $34,029,183
Other external
Total $101,364,354

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $61,998,173
Other external $18,271,739
Total $80,269,912

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
crew
cross-country
fencing
field hockey
football
golf
gymnastics
lacrosse
soccer
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, Eastern Intercollegiate Gymnastics League, National Intercollegiate Women's Fencing Association
Mascot
Owls
School colors
cherry and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accomplished Teaching
Accountancy
Accounting
Accounting/Financial Management
Actuarial Science
Adult/Organizational Development
Advertising
African-American Studies
American Studies
American/International Law
Anthropology
Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Biostatistics
Applied Communications
Applied Mathematics
Architectural Preservation
Architecture
Art Education
Art History
Asian Law
Asian Studies
Athletic Training
Behavior/Plasticity
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Bioinformatics
Bioinnovation
Biology
Biology/Neuroscience
Biology/Teaching
Biomedical Science
Biophysics
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Business Administration/Executive Program
Business Analytics
Business Management
Business Research
Career/Technical Education
Ceramics/Glass
Chemistry
Chemistry Teaching
Chinese
Choral Conduction
Civil Engineering
Classics
Clinical Research/Translation Medicine
Collaboration Piano/Chamber Music
Collaboration Piano/Opera Coach
Communication Management
Communication Sciences
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Community Development
Community/Regional Planning
Computational Data Science
Computer Science
Computer Science/Physics
Computer/Information Science
Computer/Systems Security
Construction Management/Technology
Corp Compliance/Ethics
Counseling Psychology
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Cyber Defense/Information Assurance
Dance
Decision Neuroscience
Dentistry
Digital Innovation in Marketing
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education/Special Education
Early Childhood/Elementary Education
Earth/Space Science with Teaching
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Educational Psychology
Educational Psychology/Learning Technology
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
Engineering Management
Engineering Technology
Engineering Technology Management
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Health
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Epidemiology
Exercise/Sport Science
Facilities Management
Fibers/Materials Studies
Film/Media Arts
Film/Media Studies
Finance
Financial Analysis/Risk Management
Financial Engineering
Financial Planning
Forensic Chemistry
French
General Science Teaching
Geographic Information Systems
Geography
Geography/Urban Studies
Geology
Geoscience
German
Global Clinical Pharmacovigilance Regulation
Global Studies
Globalization/Development Communication
Graduate Tax
Graphic/Interactive Design
Health Administration
Health Care Financial Management/Health Care
Health Informatics
Health Information Management
Health Policy
High-Performing Computer for Science Application
Higher Education
History
Horticulture
Human Development/Community Engagement
Human Resource Management
Human Resources Management
Illustration
Information Science/Technology
Information Sciences/Technology
Information Technology Auditing/Cyber-Security
Innovation/Management/Entrepreneurship
Instrument Conduction/Wind-Band Emphasis
Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts
International Business
International Business Studies
Investment Management
Italian
Jazz Performance
Jazz Studies
Jazz Studies/Composition
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology
Landscape Architecture
Latin American Studies
Law
Legal Education
Legal Studies
Liberal Arts
Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematical Economics
Mathematics
Mathematics/Computer Science
Mathematics/Computer Science/Teaching
Mathematics/Physics
Mathematics/Teaching
Mathematics/Technology/Teaching
Mechanical Engineering
Media Studies/Production
Media/Communication
MediaXarts/Cinema New Technology Environment
Medicine
Medicine Combination
Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM
Middle Grades Education
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Education/Jazz
Music History
Music Performance
Music Technology
Music Theory
Music Therapy
Music Therapy/Jazz
Musical Theatre
Musical Theatre Collaboration
Musical Theatre Studies
Natural Sciences
Neuromotor Science
Neuroscience/Behavior
Neuroscience/Cellular/Molecular
Neuroscience/Systems
Nursing
Nursing/Adult Gerontology Primary Care
Nursing/Family/Individual Across the Lifespan
Occupational Therapy
Opera
Oral Biology
Painting
Performance
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmaceutical/Regulatory Sciences
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy/Neuroscience
Physics
Physics Teaching
Piano Pedagogy
Podiatric Medicine
Political Science
Printmaking
Psychological Research
Psychology
Psychology/Neuroscience
Public Health
Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs
Real Estate
Recreation Therapy
Religion
Risk Management/Insurance
School Psychology
Sculpture
Secondary Education
Secondary Education/English Education
Secondary Education/Mathematics Education
Secondary Education/Science Education
Secondary Education/Social Studies Education
Secondary Education/Special Education
Secondary Education/World Languages Education
Social Work
Social/Behavioral Health Science
Social/Behavioral Health Sciences
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech/Language/Hearing Science
Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences
Sports/Recreation Administration
Sports/Recreation Management
Statistical Science/Data Analytics
Statistics
Strategic Communications
String Pedagogy
Supply Chain Management
TESOL
Taxation
Teacher Leadership
Theatre
Theatre Design/Technology
Theatre/Acting
Theatre/Directing
Theatre/Playwriting
Theory
Therapeutic Recreation
Tourism/Hospitality Management
Trial Advocacy
Urban Bioethics
Urban Education
Urban School Leadership
Visual Studies
Vocal Arts
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

74%

29,275
students

Female
52%
15,176

Male
48%
14,099

Graduate

26%

10,033
students

Female
55%
5,498

Male
45%
4,535

undergraduateFull-time

89%

26,277
students

Female
53%
13,791

Male
47%
12,486

undergraduatePart-time

11%

2,998
students

Female
47%
1,385

Male
53%
1,613

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

79%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
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

45

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • 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

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 129
Countries most often represented China
India
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Vietnam
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
215 204-4900
international.admissions@temple.edu

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