From the School

Temple University attracts the nation's brightest and most motivated minds from all 50 states and 130 foreign countries. Offering the perfect combination of large-school resources and a small-school feel, Temple has something for every kind of student. At home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Temple is nationally recognized for innovative achievements in teaching and research. Students have the opportunity to choose between suburban and city campuses. Temple University strives to instill a sense of global perspective in our students and offers the ability to study at our campuses in Rome, Italy and Tokyo, Japan. On all of our campuses, the Temple faculty includes instructors who are distinguished and active members in their fields. Professors bring the critical perspective of scholars and the practical knowledge of their discipline to their classrooms. With an average class-size of just 27, students have the access they need to thrive within the classroom. Temple is renowned in areas such as Business, Communications, Education, Art, Music, Science, and the Health Professions, and Temple graduates have the know-how and confidence to achieve success and make lasting contributions. Driven by the knowledge that the greatest students are students that are having fun, Temple goes to great lengths to make sure students are never at a loss for things to do. With a campus that is home to 24,000 students, activities are as diverse as the student body. In addition to cultural, athletic, and social events on campus, students always have the nation's 6th largest city at their fingertips.

Overview

Applicants
18,813
Acceptance Rate
64%
Average HS GPA
3.44

GPA Breakdown

25%
Over 3.75
24%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
500 - 610
SAT Math
510 - 620
ACT Composite
22 - 27

Deadlines


Regular
March 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Overall

From The School

Academics form the foundation of your college life, and at Temple, GenEd is the heart of that experience. GenEd provides connections through dozens of new courses that are fresh, relevant and exciting courses like The Jazz Century, Sustainable Environments, The Bionic Human and Global Cities. All have a focus on complex 21st century problems, from global climate change to global terrorism. Many of them will take you into the city through PEX, the Philadelphia passport program, free or discounted admission to cultural events across the city: museums, dance performances, historic buildings, local schools and community centers, green roofs and neighborhood gardens.

Temple University offers an extensive breadth of academic programs that provide graduates with an esteemed education. Temple's mission is to provide students with the resources they need to become leaders in their fields. Whether it's cutting-edge technology, a diverse educational experience, or small classes, Temple succeeds in producing graduates that are critical thinkers in addition to working professionals. By integrating the foundations of a student's field in major coursework with a scholarly approach to conceptual ideas through our general education curriculum, Temple prepares students for the rigors of the workplace and the complexity of the world around them. Temple recognizes that education should be personalized to meet the diverse needs of a diverse student body. First-year students can participate in courses and programs that are designed to meet their unique needs. Additionally, the University Honors Program provides tremendous opportunities for students seeking a more rigorous intellectual challenge. Wholly, Temple University's academic programs are founded on a comprehensive and personalized approach to education that enables students to thrive.

Students Say

Temple University is "a large school" that "makes you feel at home in the city of Philadelphia" and offers "rigorous academic classes and many outside activities." This "wonderful" school is "located right in the city," and students praise the campus as being "one of the most diverse in the country." "Temple University is a place where everyone fits in and walks away with a little more knowledge than they had the day before," says one undergrad. This diversity also extends to classes. There's a "wide variety of classes" and "lots of awe­ some majors," all of which are supported by a "helpful and passionate set of professors who learn right along with students." There's also the "top-notch" honors program, which is a "favorite part of Temple by far," explains one stu­ dent. "It's an outstanding program, and I feel very fortunate to be a part of it." Most here agree their academic experience has been "amazing." In the words of one undergrad, "Temple's standard of access and excellence is evident in its students' success." The "knowledgeable" professors "really want to see stu­ dents succeed." While some feel that the administration "doesn't always run so smoothly;" noting that "Temple is pretty much a small city, and it often runs like a bureaucracy," overall, students agree that administrators are "accessible at any time" and are "helpful when you need them."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
2,941
with Terminal Degree

1,694
Men
1,247
Women
462
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
59%
Graduate in 5 years
92%
Graduate in 6 years
100%

Majors

Accounting
Actuarial Science
Advertising
African-American Studies
American Studies
Anatomy
Anthropology
Architecture
Art Education
Art History
Biochemistry
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration/Management
Business Education
Ceramics
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Classics
Clinical Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Counseling
Creative Writing
Dance
Developmental Psychology
Economics
Education Administration
Educational Psychology
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
English
Entrepreneurship
Experimental Pathology
Experimental Psychology
Fiber, Textiles, and Weaving Arts
Film
Finance
French
Geography
Geology
German
Graphic Design
Hebrew
History
Horticulture
Hospitality
Information Technology
International Business
International Relations
Italian
Jazz Studies
Jewelry and Metalsmithing
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Landscape Architecture
Latin American Studies
Linguistics
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology
Molecular Biology
Molecular Genetics
Music
Music Education
Music History
Music Therapy
Neuroscience
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Organizational Behavior Studies
Painting
Pharmacology
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Therapy
Physics
Piano
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Political Science
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Printmaking
Psychology
Public Health
Public Relations
Radio and Television
Real Estate
Religious Studies
Russian
Sculpture
Social Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Sport and Leisure Studies
Statistics
Teacher Education
Teaching English as a Second Language
Theatre
Urban Planning
Urban Studies
Voice
Women's Studies

Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Diploma
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate
Terminal Associate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Shirley Tilghman
Former President, Princeton University

Happy Fernandez
Former President, Moore College of Art

William (Bill) Cosby
T.V. Personality and educator

Nikoloz Gilauri
Prime Minister, Georgia

Patricia Wettig
Actress/Playwright

Tamron Hall
Day-Side anchor for MSNBC

Trenton Doyle Hancock
Artist

Overview

From The School

In 2011-2012, full-time undergraduates that are Pennsylvania residents pay $13,006 per year. Students that are residents of other states pay $22,832 per year. Room and board and annual fees cost an additional $9,300 per year on average. Specific schools and colleges within the university, including the Boyer College of Music and Dance, the Tyler School of Art, the College of Health Professions and Social Work, the College of Engineering and the Fox School of Business, may charge slightly different tuitions.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
78
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,493

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,757

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,490

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$34,382

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
75%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,503

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$13,406
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$23,432
Required Fees
$690
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$2,580
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College Aid Gift
Need-Based Federal Nursing Sch Grant
Need-Based Federal Pell Grant
Need-Based Private Sch Grant
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Sch Grant

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

From The School

Temple's campuses are always pulsating with activity. Whether it's a movie night in the residence halls or grabbing a slice of pizza at the campus food court, the Temple experience centers upon living on campus. With 12,000 students that live on or around campus, Temple students never run out of things to do. More than 200 clubs and organizations provide opportunities for socializing, political debate and community service. Temple is also home to 23 NCAA Division I athletics and offers students free tickets to games. For the student who wants to do more than watch, students can get involved with a large variety of intramural sports teams. For students who wish to indulge their cultural side, Temple's prestigious art, music, dance, and theater departments offer over 75 performances and exhibitions annually. Temple University also offers plenty of opportunities for students to take a break from the books with events like "Free Food and Fun Fridays" and an array of low-priced trips to ski resorts, amusements parks, and local attractions. But with downtown Philadelphia less than two miles from campus, Temple students take advantage of the city they call home. With attractions like the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Olde City, South Street, the Italian Market, Main Street Manayunk and the Avenue of the Arts, students find a world of fun to be experienced in their backyard.

Students Say

Diversity isn't just a word at Temple; it's a fact. "At Temple, the atypical stu­ dents are the typical students," explains an undergrad. "The majority popula­ tion is made up of ethnic minorities." The student body here is made up of "many different kinds of ethnicities, sexual orientations, and economic and political stances," all of whom "contribute to the overall sense of school spirit and pride." Students agree that everyone here is "unique," and that makes for a place where "everyone becomes comfortable with each other's differences." "Every student brings their own light to Temple, which is what makes the school shine so bright," says one student. Despite this "huge mixture of types," students here do share similarities, particularly in their "motivation" to do well. Students here fill their time with "studying" and "extracurricular activi­ ties," all while also "experiencing life in the city of Philadelphia." One thing that all students agree on is that "The typical student at Temple University is approachable and greatly accepts diversity." As one undergrad says, "Everyone just kind of fits in, which is why the students like Temple so much."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
28,068
Out of State
21%

International
4%
Foreign Countries Represented
117

Demographics

10.51%
Asian
14.09%
African-American
5.63%
Hispanic
62.56%
Caucasian
4.50%
Unknown
4.14%
International

51% female
49% male
21% are out of state
88% are full time
12% are part time

Overview

From The School

The city of Philadelphia is the cornerstone of life at Temple. One of the largest cities on the East Coast, Philadelphia is home to a variety of forward-looking businesses, progressive work in technology and science, and thriving artistic output. While the city is the product of a rich history, it is also a center for 21st century innovation and culture. With plays, concerts, museums, major league sporting events, shopping, clubs, and restaurants, Philadelphia provides students with tremendous opportunities for resources and fun. As an alternative to the urban setting, students can attend Temple University Ambler, set on 187 acres 30 minutes outside of the city. Ambler is a great choice for students who want all the resources of a world-renowned research university in a small and quiet setting. Temple also offers three additional campuses/sites in the Philadelphia region. Free shuttles connect all of our campuses giving Temple students ample opportunities to experience the many sides of Temple University.

Students Say

As you'd expect from a big school in a big city, "Temple has something for everyone." Whether you're looking for "city life," "friendly people," or "a mil­ lion and one clubs or groups to join," you'll find it here at Temple. "There are tons of things to do," says one student. "If students get bored on campus, they were probably boring to begin with." Life on campus is "very interconnected," and "there's usually always something going on" thanks to "student organiza­ tions that appeal to every interest and social group." Most students keep busy by "studying, going to the gym, [and] playing intramural sports," but even if nothing is happening on campus, "there's much to do in the city." Not surpris­ ingly, Philadelphia plays a substantial part in students' social lives. "There are amazing bars in the city," says one undergrad. "The only nights that students do not go out for drinks are Sunday and Monday." That said, if imbibing isn't your cup of tea, not to worry-there's plenty more on offer than watering holes. "You can have tons of fun on campus without drinking," explains a student. "There are lots of fun things to do because of our close proximity to Center City Philadelphia." Some examples are "great clubs, shopping, hookah bars, and restaurants." Also, if you get tired of Temple's campus you can always check out another-"Drexel, LaSalle, and UPenn's campuses are close by."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
18%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
67
First-Year Students living on campus
77%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
94

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
International Student
Other
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Resources and Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
John Bennett

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
PsychoEducational Test Results and Recommendations

Documentation Requred for ADHD
PsychoEducational, neurological or other relevant medical assessment with educationally-based recommendations

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
315
Number of Honor Societies
11

Number of Social Sororities
14
Number of Religious Organizations
20

4% join a fraternity
4% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

35% participate in intramural sports
2% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Owls)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Owls)
14 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Fencing
Field Hockey
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Univ of Pennsylvania
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: St. Joseph's University

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
70

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
562

Average Number of PC's per Lab
115

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
96%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Academic Superstore, CDW-G, GovConnection

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Karin Mormando
Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 191226096

Phone
2152047200

Email
TUADM@temple.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The Tech Center
Howard Gittis Student Center
Liacouras Center (athletic/convocation center)
The Shops at Liacouras Walk
Bell Tower
6.Pearson/McGonigle Complex 7. Independence Blue Cross Student Recreation Center 8. Alumni Circle 9. Rock Hall 10. Student Pavilion

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Liberty Bell
Penn's Landing
Philadelphia Art Museum
Old City
South Street
6. Fairmount Park & Kelly's Drive 7. Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts 8. Liberty Place Shopping Mall 9. The Gallery shopping Mall 10. 15th - 19th Walnut Street Shopping

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F, Sat (10 a.m.)
10 am; 2 p.m.
2152047200

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
10 a.m., 2 p.m.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
N/A

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
Other

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
1. SEPTA buses, subway & Regional Rail stations. 2. Taxis. 3. Connections to Amtrak (30th St. Station). 4. Philadelphia International Airport is 16.04 miles away.

Driving Instructions to Campus
DIRECTIONS TO MAIN CAMPUS 1) BY CAR: From the Pennsylvania Turnpike: Take Exit 326 (Philadelphia/Valley Forge). Follow I-76 East (Schuylkill Expy.) approx. 18 miles to Exit 344 (Central Philadelphia/I-676). Note: Exit is on left. Follow I-676 approximately 1 mile to Central Phila./Broad Street exit. Take Broad Street exit (stay to left). In one block go left onto Broad Street. Follow Broad Street to Norris Street (approx. 2 1/4 miles). Turn left onto Norris Street. Make next left (15th Street). The Liacouras Center parking garage is two blocks down to the right. 2)From the Northeast Extension Pennsylvania Turnpike: Take Exit 20 to I-476 South to I-76. Exit at I-76 East (approx. 5 miles). Take I-76 East approx. 15 miles to Exit 344 (Central Philadelphia/I-676). Note: Exit is on left. Follow directions from I-676 above. 3) From I-95 North:Take Exit 22 (Central Philadelphia/I-676). Follow Central Philadelphia signs to Broad Street exit. At next intersection (Vine Street) turn left. In one block, turn left onto Broad Street. Follow Broad Street to Norris Street (approx. 2 miles). Turn left onto Norris Street. Turn left onto 15th Street (one block). The Liacouras Center parking garage is two blocks down on the right. 4)From I-95 South: Take Exit 22 (Central Philadelphia/I-676). Note: left lane exit. I-676 West to Broad Street exit. See above directions from Broad Street exit. 4)From the New Jersey Turnpike: Take Exit 4 to route 73 North. Approx. 1 mile to Route 38 West. Follow for 5 1/2 miles to Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Take I-676 West to Broad Street exit. Follow above directions from Broad Street exit. 5)BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Broad Street Subway: All local Broad Street subway trains stop at Cecil B. Moore Station (Broad and Cecil B. Moore Avenue). "C" Bus: The "C" bus stops on Broad Street at Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Montgomery Avenue, Berks Mall and Norris Street. "3" Bus: The "3" bus stops on Cecil B. Moore Avenue from 11th Street to Broad Street. "23" Trolley: The "23" trolley stops on 12th Street (southbound) and 11th Street (northbound) at Berks Mall, Montgomery Avenue and Cecil B. Moore Avenue. SEPTA Regional High Speed Lines: All lines stop at Temple University Station, 10th and Berks Streets.
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Key Stats

18,813
Applicants
28,068
Size
64%
Acceptance Rate
1120
SAT Scores

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