Temple University campus
Temple University campus
Temple University campus
Temple University campus
Temple University campus
Temple University campus

From the School

Temple University attracts some of the most diverse, driven and motivated minds from across the nation and around the world. These students and faculty bring the university to life and fuel its palpable momentum in academics, athletics, research and the arts. Powering Temple’s ascent are innovative approaches in admissions and affordability; a campus transformation; plentiful creative and research opportunities; rigorous academic programs; an indelible bond with the city of Philadelphia; and groundbreaking work in science, research and technology.

Temple is home to more than 38,000 students, is the fifth-largest provider of professional education in the U.S., and offers 175 undergraduate degree programs in 17 schools and colleges, on nine campuses, including locations in Japan and Italy.

More than 3,500 distinguished faculty; top art, business, dental, law and medical schools; five professional schools; and dozens of renowned programs make Temple an academic powerhouse. Students enjoy the advantages and atmosphere of a large urban, public research university with the individualized attention that is a result of its 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

The majority of freshmen students live on campus, where they are steps away from class, the TECH Center, the library, fitness and recreation facilities, dining options from cafés and dining halls to food trucks, and the many arts, cultural, sports and scholarly events that happen daily universitywide.

One of Temple’s newest living and learning residences is the 27-story Morgan Hall, which offers unparalleled views of the Philadelphia skyline. Because Temple is in the midst of a transformation, Morgan Hall is only one of several state-of-the-art facilities rising on the university’s main campus. The 250,000-square-foot Science Education and Research Center boosts student and faculty opportunities for discovery and innovation. In spring 2016, the University broke ground for a new, state-of-the-art library that will feature a robotic book retrieval system and spaces devoted to traditional library activities, such as study and reading, as well as to technology-mediated activities, such as data visualization and 3-D printing.

Temple’s influence also extends around the globe, with long-standing campuses in Tokyo and Rome; programs in London, Beijing and other locations worldwide; nearly 160 cooperations in 48 countries; and more than 300,000 alumni. Nearly 3,700 international students at Temple’s Main Campus hail from more than 110 countries.

No matter their background, Temple students—nicknamed Owls—are drawn to the university’s vibrant location in the heart of Philadelphia. The professional world is right outside their doors, where thousands of possibilities exist for hands-on learning and internships in business, healthcare, education, the arts and beyond.

By living and learning in an urban environment, Temple students are well prepared for the real world. Employers laud Owls for their tenacity, teamwork and talent. Students also have access to an immense alumni network for mentoring, guidance, connections and job opportunities.

Overall

From The School

The Temple Option is a new admissions path for talented students who may not perform well on standardized tests. If students choose the Temple Option, they answer brief essay questions instead of submitting SAT or ACT scores. The Temple Option reflects the university’s commitment to provide talented, motivated students of all backgrounds opportunities for high-quality college experiences.

For freshman admissions, high-school grades, standardized test scores (sent directly from the appropriate testing agencies) or the Temple Option responses, and other factors (such as a required essay, recommendations, extracurricular activities, work or leadership experience and other personal circumstances) are considered.

Temple has rolling admissions and early-action plans for the fall semester. The early-action deadline is November 1, with notifications scheduled for mid-January (or before). The rolling admissions deadline is March 1.

Temple’s admissions process is holistic: Every aspect of a student’s academic history is considered. Typically, students with B+ averages or better in strong, college-preparatory curricula in grades 9 through 12 and in the top 30 percent of their graduating classes are accepted. For students submitting test scores, admitted students average about 550 on each section of the SAT or a 26 composite on the ACT.

Students who apply as freshmen are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships and honors.

The application fee is $55, and most students apply online through Temple or the Common Application.

Temple University welcomes transfer applicants who make up more than half of each entering class. Applicants are considered transfer students if they have attempted 15 or more college-level credits after high school.

Apply to Temple at admissions.temple.edu/apply or via the Common Application. If you have questions, visit admissions.temple.edu, email askanowl@temple.edu or find Temple Admissions on Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat: @admissionsTU

Overview

Applicants
28,886
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average HS GPA
3.51

GPA Breakdown

31%
Over 3.75
25%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 620
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
530 - 630
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 620
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 29

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines


Early Action
November 1

Regular
March 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Overall

From The School


Academic Programs

Temple has a long tradition of self-made success. It started in 1884 as a night school so students who worked during the day could keep their jobs. Though a lot has changed, Temple’s heritage still drives the work ethic of its students. Owls turn opportunities into accomplishments. World-class labs are the proving grounds for world-changing ideas. A classroom doubles as a tech startup’s boardroom. Professors mentor students through graduate school and beyond. And it’s all because of the uncommon drive Temple students and faculty share.

Students have numerous ways to customize their college life: living and learning communities; an immersive Honors program; interdisciplinary majors; creative and research grants; internships; and career preparation and placement.

Temple encourages the spirit of entrepreneurship university-wide, so Owls know how to thrive no matter their course in life. To help foster such skills, annual innovation and business-idea competitions are open to the entire Temple community, and all students have access to mentors, resources and guidance to develop their business ideas and plans.

Temple also propels students into top graduate programs through challenging academic work, research opportunities and close partnerships with professors.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Students passionate about learning are attracted to Temple because of its variety of academic programs: more than 450 are offered, including 149 bachelor’s degree programs. Students who need time to decide on a major work with advisors and professors to discover their strengths and options.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
2,866
with Terminal Degree
1,295

1,599
Men
1,267
Women
549
Minority
88
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
43%
Graduate in 5 years
66%
Graduate in 6 years
71%

Majors

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Latin American Studies

  • Basic Skills

  • Second Language Learning

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology and Anatomy
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Insurance
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Logistics and Materials Management
  • Management Information Systems and Services, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Real Estate

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Advertising
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Radio and Television

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences,Other
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Technical Teacher Education
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Engineering/Industrial Management

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Rhetoric and Composition

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Human Development and Family Studies, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Endodontics/Endodontology (Cert., MS, PhD)
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mathematics, Other
  • Statistics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
  • International/Global Studies
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Natural Sciences

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography, Other
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Acting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Dance, General
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Voice and Opera


Students Say

Pennsylvania's Temple University offers undergraduates an education replete with "opportunities" yet one that "won't break the bank." As if that wasn't enough, the school's location is pretty enviable—"a subway ride from downtown Philadelphia and a train ride to DC, NYC, or Boston!" And students definitely seem to appreciate the "diverse, exciting urban atmosphere" that permeates the campus at this public research university. They also love Temple's robust study abroad program as well as the school's myriad internship options. Academically speaking, Temple has "a renowned media program" and "one of the best art schools" around. Additionally, the engineering school is "[highly] reputable," and the university at large is considered a "great research facility." Students at Temple also seem to be quite content with their classroom experience. Undergrads happily report that their professors are both engaged and "very engaging." They "encourage students to do well, they embrace discussions and [are] very open to debates." Fortunately, they "ALWAYS, ALWAYS encourage questions and comments." A film student happily sums up, "One could talk to a professor about their field of study for hours on end outside of class."

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

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Daryl Hall and John Oates
'70 - Rock and Roll Hall of fame performers

Edie Windsor
'50 - Civil rights activist who championed DOMA

Dace Viceps Madore
'71, '74 - Developing life-saving vaccines; National Medal of Technology

John Prendergast
'86 - Human rights advocate; author and former director for African Affairs

Sister Mary Scullion
'87 - Advocate and activist for the homeless; Time's 100 most influential

James Guare
'77 - Medical chemist invented drugs that help with HIV treatment

Tamron Hall
'92 - National correspondent for NBC

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
43%
Graduate in 5 years
66%
Graduate in 6 years
71%

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

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Tuition and fees for the 2015–2016 academic year were approximately $15,188 for Pennsylvania residents and $25,494 for out-of-state residents (tuition rates vary by major). Room and board for the same period was about $11,146.

Financial Aid

Temple is known for its innovation in student-loan debt reduction and college affordability. A variety of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs are available; 71 percent of first-year students receive need-based financial aid, and 43 percent receive academic scholarships. Four-year academic merit scholarships for freshmen range from $3,000 to full tuition, and several include summer stipends for research, internships and study abroad. Students need only apply for admission to be eligible.

Applicants for need-based aid must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also called FAFSA. Transfer students must file a financial aid transcript, even if they have received no aid from their previous school.

In the fall of 2015, 93 percent of incoming freshman signed up for Temple’s Fly in 4 program, which helps students limit their debt by graduating in four years. As a part of Fly in 4, Temple awards four-year grants to 500 eligible students to reduce their need to work for pay. Temple also helps Owls take charge of their finances through courses, workshops and a money-management website.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,029

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,390

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,545

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
77%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$37,372

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$8,637

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$15,384
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$26,376
Required Fees
$890
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$3,758
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,298
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

From The School

No matter their interests, likes or passions, students find a place at Temple, thanks to hundreds of student organizations, clubs, events and activities. From political and cultural groups to scientific and scholarly pursuits, there’s no shortage of ways to express one’s individuality.

Throughout the year, all over campus, students can attend music and dance performances, theater productions, academic talks and panels, films, art exhibits, and sports and cultural events.

There are several large venues for concerts and shows, including the historic Temple Performing Arts Center and the university’s 10,200-seat entertainment complex, which also hosts its NCAA Division I basketball games.

To keep students healthy and strong, Temple offers multiple indoor and outdoor sports, recreation and fitness facilities, including an outdoor volleyball court, a rock-climbing wall, running tracks, pools and several locations for weightlifting and classes.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
28,609
Foreign Countries Represented
118

Demographics

10.67%
Asian
13.10%
African-American
6.09%
Hispanic
56.09%
Caucasian
4.82%
Unknown
5.95%
International

51% female
49% male
18% are out of state
88% are full time
12% are part time

Students Say

Though a decent number of students come from "middle or upper class families" and tend to hail from the surrounding "tristate area," most undergrads are still quick to praise Temple's "very diverse student body." Many appreciate that their peers are "smart and hard-working, but not arrogant about their abilities or background." And, just as important, we're told that "it's very easy to fit in at Temple" since "everyone is open and welcoming." A history major quickly adds, "The typical student is friendly, outgoing and [will] freely . . . start a discussion with you." Temple undergrads also "tend to be well-rounded [and] involved in several types of activities." Lastly, an engineering student sums up his peers by stating, "Many people at Temple do their own thing, believe what they want to believe, wear what they want to wear, etc. but are open to other people's opinions and ideas. There isn't one type of person that attends Temple; it is a literal melting pot of cultures."

Overview

From The School


Location

Temple students enjoy an electric campus in one of the country’s liveliest urban centers. Philadelphia—named the No. 1 place to visit in the U.S. by Lonely Planet—is home to history, arts and culture, government, technology and innovation, healthcare, and myriad other fields and interests. Opportunities for learning, whether through a class, an internship or a research project, abound.

More than 14,000 students now live on or near campus. They take tree-canopied walks to class, relax on the grass outside the library, meet friends at the skate park, get lunch at one of the many food trucks, and can work out at several different fitness facilities.

Temple’s campus has seven residence halls and students can choose a living and learning community tailored to their major or interest.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Whether in the glass-blowing studio or the virtual balance lab, Temple students are immersed in world-class facilities. The Science Education and Research Center is one of the university’s newest buildings and home to 68 research and teaching labs and leading-edge technologies such as clean rooms, powerful supercomputers and a scanning tunneling microscope that allows scientists to study matter at the nanoscale.

In the TECH Center—one of the largest student computing lab in the country—students can collaborate in breakout rooms, edit video in specialized labs, get assistance from the 24-hour help desk or work on one of 700 computers. There are also more than 100 other computer labs on campus, 3,600 student workstations and 450 technology-enabled classrooms.

Temple’s libraries host intrepid, curious students and scholars. With the equivalent of more than four million bound volumes and an extensive special collection of rare books and archives, Temple’s libraries rank among the top research libraries in North America.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Temple’s Main Campus is located 1.5 miles from the center of Philadelphia. For Temple students, the city blends seamlessly with their studies. Those studying stormwater management work hands-on with the water department, art students restore fading historical signs on older buildings, and political science majors learn from civic leaders.

As much as the city is a classroom, it’s also a place of adventure. Students can explore nearly 200 museums, a thriving restaurant scene, numerous sports teams and the largest landscaped urban park in the nation.

Owls interested in experiencing different languages and cultures by studying abroad have dozens of options. They can study at Temple campuses in Tokyo or Rome or join summer programs in Brazil, South Africa, Spain and beyond. Many of the programs tie in to areas of study, like business students studying real markets in hubs such as Paris and Mumbai, or art and architecture students studying among the masterpieces in Rome.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
21%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
76%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing

Students Say

Life at Temple moves at a pretty hectic pace. After all, students here "are very engaged in academics, their social lives, political/social causes and extracurricular activities and community service." Though school work generally takes precedent, these undergrads also leave plenty of time to kick back. As a media studies major shares, "When people are not studying on Thursday to Saturday, everybody wants to know where the parties are happening. There are no shortages of house parties at Temple and they are a great time." Fortunately, it's not a problem if parties aren't your scene. We're told that "numerous intramural sports teams and . . . clubs offer students an alternative to partying on the weekends." Of course, perhaps Temple's most winning attribute is its prime location. An American history major brags, "There is NOTHING that a person can't do in Philadelphia. It's a world class city with some of the best history around." And a mechanical engineering major excitedly adds, "I've been to a few football games and tailgates, I've seen an art show and heard the Philadelphia orchestra, I've also been to a rave and other festivals. I've taken the duck tour . . . and have done a scavenger hunt around Philly. [And I've even] visited the Art museum." In other words, "there is a lot to do."

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
307
Number of Honor Societies
11

Number of Social Sororities
13
Number of Religious Organizations
30

4% join a fraternity
7% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

11% participate in intramural sports
2% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Owls)
7 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Owls)
12 Sports

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

Student Services

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

Sustainability

A mere three months after signing the ACUPCC, Temple established an Office of Sustainability to enact policies covering everything from green purchasing to water and energy conservation. One of the Office of Sustainability’s earliest efforts was the creation of an “Eco Village” at the university’s main campus, and more recently, the completion of a Climate Action Plan, which prescribes the university’s path to carbon neutrality. For campus Sustainability Day, the office also hosted a National Teach-In on Global Warming to encourage “solutions-driven dialogue on global warming during the first 100 days of the new [Obama] administration.” The university has also spearheaded some impressive initiatives such as implementing three new solar charging stations. Each station features four standard outlets, two USB ports and a battery-storage system, allowing students to plug-in day or night. The Office of Sustainability also provides funding for undergraduate research projects and is implementing a Sustainability Teaching Initiative to support faculty as they develop courses and practicum on sustainability. The university offers 106 undergraduate courses and twelve general education courses focusing on the environment and sustainability. Temple’s Ambler campus, home to the community and regional planning, landscape architecture, and horticulture departments, has changed its name to the School of Environmental Design, in a further demonstration of Temple’s commitment to environmental sustainability. The campus is also home to the Center for Sustainable Communities, a sustainability research center that recently formed a storm water initiative partnership with Villanova University to conduct research and develop outreach programs focusing on storm water management in the region.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
24%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
No

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Cash-Out Parking
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
No

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
No

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
No

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
No

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
100

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

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

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 11. Science Education and Research Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Liberty Bell
Penn's Landing
Philadelphia Museum of Art
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.

Local Accommodations
Conwell Inn - located on Temple University Main Campus. Double Tree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City - Special Temple rates available. Club Quarters Philadelphia-Special Temple rates available. Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City-Special Temple rates available. Holiday Inn Express Midtown-Special Temple rates available. Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City-Special Temple rates available. Home2 Suites Philadelphia-Special Temple rates available. The Windsor Suites-Special Temple rates available. Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District-Special Temple rates available. The Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown-Special Temple rates available. Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia-Special Temple rates available.

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