Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$19,748

$34,126

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
49%
500-599
31%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
700-800
14%
600-699
39%
500-599
39%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
30-36
28%
24-29
46%
18-23
21%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 21,368
Declined 14,213
Total Received 35,581
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Public

28,726

undergraduate students

10,096

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 38,822
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.

  • Metropolitan area: Philadelphia
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Philadelphia International

Temple University
1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia
19122-6096

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
18%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
no
No freshman housing consideration
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Queer Student Union
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Temple University Community Service Association
  • Gamers Guild
  • Feminist Alliance

Top Events

  • Welcome Week
  • Homecoming
  • Alumni Weekend
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
36%
Top 1/4
76%
Top 1/2
92%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
49%
500-599
31%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
700-800
14%
600-699
39%
500-599
39%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
30-36
28%
24-29
46%
18-23
21%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $55
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.54

Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 21,368
Declined 14,213
Total Received 35,581

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
geographical residence
class rank
recommendation(s)
state residency
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
first generation
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Fencing
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Softball

Intramural Sports Women

Softball

Club Sports Men

Badminton, Baseball, Bowling, Equestrian sports, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Rugby, Swimming and diving, Ultimate frisbee, Weight lifting, Wrestling

Club Sports Women

Badminton, Bowling, Equestrian sports, Racquetball, Rugby, Swimming and diving, Ultimate frisbee, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Acting
Actuarial Science
Advertising
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Applied Mathematics, Other
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Asian Studies/Civilization
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biophysics
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, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computational Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dance, General
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Technology, General
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Foreign Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
Geography, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
German Studies
Graphic Design
Historic Preservation and Conservation
History, General
Horticultural Science
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Industrial Engineering
Information Technology
Insurance
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International/Global Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Landscape Architecture
Latin American Studies
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Mathematics, Other
Mechanical Engineering
Metal and Jewelry Arts
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Pedagogy
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music Therapy/Therapist
Music, General
Natural Sciences
Neuroscience
Organizational Communication, General
Painting
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Printmaking
Psychology, General
Public Health Education and Promotion
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Real Estate
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Sculpture
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Statistics, General
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

38,822

total students

79%

in-state

21%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

74%

28,726
students

Female
54%
15,509

Male
46%
13,165

26%

10,096
students

Female
55%
5,534

Male
43%
4,345

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

26,210
students

Female
55%
14,375

Male
45%
11,835

9%

2,464
students

Female
47%
1,134

Male
53%
1,330

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 89%
Student 4 year graduation rate 52%
Student 5 year graduation rate 19%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

2,210

Transfer students enrolled

6%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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