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Temple University

Admissions

Temple Says...

Temple University takes a holistic approach to the admissions process by taking into consideration every piece of information that a student chooses to provide. Applications are reviewed by the admissions committee in an individualized context. But to standardize the process for all of our applicants, the admissions committee will look at three thi... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

1801 North Broad Street (041-09)

Philadelphia, PA 19122-6096

United States

Phone: 215-204-7200

Fax: 215-204-5694

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 79
SAT:
% Submitting Score:92%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:500 - 610
     Math Middle 50%:510 - 620
     Writing Middle 50%:500 - 610
ACT:
% Submitting Score:20%
     ACT Middle 50%:22 - 27
     Math Middle 50%:22 - 27
     English Middle 50%:21 - 28
Average High School GPA:3.44
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:24.6%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:24.3%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:22.3%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:16.7%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:10.7%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:1.4%
     % with GPA 1.0 - 1.99:0%
     % with GPA 1.0 of lower:0%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:20%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:52%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:88%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:78%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 18,813
Total applicants who are accepted: 12,016
Total of accepted students who enroll: 4,380
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 89%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $55.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Online Application Fee Policy:Reduced
Regular Application Deadline: 03/01
Notification Begins: 09/15
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $250.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: Yes, in full
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Important
Application Essay:Considered
Recommendation(s):Considered
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Considered
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Considered
First Generation:Not Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Not Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:16
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:2
     Lab Science:1
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:2
     History:1
     Academic Electives:1
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:22
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:3
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:2
     History:2
     Academic Electives:3
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    79
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    500 - 610
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    510 - 620
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    500 - 610
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    22 - 27
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    22 - 27
  •      English Middle 50%:
    21 - 28
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.44
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    03/01
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