Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$16,970

$29,882

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 24,144
Declined 9,661
Total Received 33,805
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Public

30,861

undergraduate students

11,214

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Temple University, founded in 1884, is a public, four-year high research university. Its main campus is located in the center of Philadelphia with additional campuses in Ambler, Pennsylvania and abroad in Rome, Italy and Tokyo, Japan. Known for its diverse student population, Temple also offers a diverse range of academics with more than 150 undergraduate majors to choose from.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 42,075
Established in 1884
Coeducational Coeducational

118-acre main campus in Philadelphia (population: 1,580,863); 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.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
20%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
76%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
23%
Top 1/4
56%
Top 1/2
91%
Bottom 1/2
9%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) November 1
Application deadline (final deadline) February 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 24,144
Declined 9,661
Total Received 33,805

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-prepatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

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 housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 215 204-2244
F: 215 204-5897
sfs@temple.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Basketball
Fencing
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Rowing
Soccer
Tennis
Track and field x country
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, baseball, boxing, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, mountain biking, racquetball, rock climbing, rugby, skiing, snowboarding, soccer (indoor/outdoor), swimming, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, boxing, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, gymnastics, lacrosse, martial arts, mountain biking, racquetball, rock climbing, rugby, skiing, snowboarding, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weigh tlifting

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dance, handball, Irish dance, non-tackle football, soccer, softball, volleyball, yoga

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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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Acting.
Actuarial Science.
Advertising.
African-American/Black Studies.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Anthropology, General.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Applied Mathematics, Other.
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art Teacher Education.
Art Therapy/Therapist.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Asian Studies/Civilization.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Behavioral Aspects of Health.
Biochemistry.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Bioethics/Medical Ethics.
Bioinformatics.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Biophysics.
Biostatistics.
Biotechnology.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business Statistics.
Business/Commerce, General.
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics.
Chemistry, General.
Chinese Language and Literature.
Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning.
Civil Engineering Technologies/Technicians.
Civil Engineering, General.
Clinical and Industrial Drug Development.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Computational Science.
Computational and Applied Mathematics.
Computer and Information Sciences, Other.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.
Conducting.
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.
Counseling Psychology.
Creative Writing.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Cyber/Electronic Operations and Warfare.
Dance, General.
Design and Visual Communications, General.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Directing and Theatrical Production.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs.
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs.
Educational Evaluation and Research.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational Psychology.
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Engineering, General.
Engineering/Industrial Management.
English Language and Literature, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Environmental Health.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
Epidemiology.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Facilities Planning and Management.
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts.
Finance, General.
Financial Mathematics.
Financial Planning and Services.
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
Foreign Language Teacher Education.
French Language and Literature.
General Studies.
Geographic Information Science and Cartography.
Geography, Other.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Language and Literature.
German Studies.
Graphic Design.
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator.
Health Policy Analysis.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
Historic Preservation and Conservation, General.
History, General.
Horticultural Science.
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management.
Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other.
Human Development and Family Studies, General.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Industrial Engineering.
Information Technology.
Insurance.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Finance.
International Law and Legal Studies.
International Relations and Affairs.
International/Globalization Studies.
Investments and Securities.
Italian Language and Literature.
Italian Studies.
Japanese Language and Literature.
Jewelry Arts.
Jewish/Judaic Studies.
Journalism.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Keyboard Instruments.
Landscape Architecture.
Latin American Studies.
Law.
Legal Professions and Studies, Other.
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Linguistics.
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
Management Information Systems and Services, Other.
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics and Computer Science.
Mathematics, General.
Mathematics, Other.
Mechanical Engineering.
Medical Informatics.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music History, Literature, and Theory.
Music Pedagogy.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music Technology.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music Therapy/Therapist.
Music, General.
Musical Theatre.
Natural Sciences.
Neuroscience.
Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.
Organizational Behavior Studies.
Organizational Communication, General.
Painting.
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies.
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design.
Philosophy.
Photography.
Physical Sciences, Other.
Physician Associate/Assistant.
Physics, General.
Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other.
Political Science and Government, General.
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing.
Programs for Foreign Lawyers.
Psychology, General.
Public Health Education and Promotion.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other.
Public Relations/Image Management.
Radio and Television.
Real Estate.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Religion/Religious Studies.
School Psychology.
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
Sculpture.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Studies Teacher Education.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Statistics, General.
Tax Law/Taxation.
Taxation.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy.
Tourism and Travel Services Management.
Visual and Performing Arts, General.
Voice and Opera.
Women's Studies.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Psychology
  3. Finance

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

42,075

total students

71%

in-state

29%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

73%

30,861
students

Female
54%
16,635

Male
46%
14,226

27%

11,214
students

Female
56%
6,316

Male
44%
4,898

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

27,394
students

Female
55%
14,979

Male
45%
12,415

11%

3,467
students

Female
48%
1,656

Male
52%
1,811

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
54%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: June 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 128
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
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