From the School

Temple University attracts some of the most diverse and motivated minds from across the nation and around the world. The unstoppable energy of our students and faculty defines Temple and generates success in our academic and athletic programs, research efforts, and contributions to the arts. Temple's real-world impact is driven by innovative approaches to 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.

As Philadelphia's public research university, Temple is home to nearly 40,000 students; and offers more than 570 academic programs in 17 schools and colleges, on eight campuses, including locations in Japan and Italy.

More than 3,800 distinguished faculty members; 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 comes from a 13-1 student-to-faculty ratio.

The majority of first-year students live on campus, where they are steps away from class; a state-of-the-art TECH Center; Charles Library; fitness and recreation facilities; dining options such as cafés, dining halls and food trucks; and the many arts, cultural, sports and scholarly events that happen daily at Temple and throughout the city.

Temple's ongoing physical transformation ensures students have all that they need on campus. The newest living and learning residence, the 27-story Morgan Hall, offers unparalleled views of the Philadelphia skyline. The 247,000-square-foot Science Education and Research Center supports student and faculty opportunities for discovery and innovation.

Located at the heart of Main Campus, the new, state-of-the-art Charles Library is a four-story testament to innovation and excellence. A 21st-century collaboration space that features a robotic book retrieval system as well as technology-enhanced spaces devoted to data visualization and 3D printing, the library is a place where students can learn, connect and develop lifelong skills.

In 2015, Temple achieved the R1 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, placing it among the most active research universities in the nation.

Temple's influence also extends around the globe, with long-standing campuses in Tokyo and Rome; programs in London, Beijing and other locations; and a worldwide alumni network of more than 320,000. Our 3,000 international students at Temple's Main Campus hail from more than 127 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 a walk or subway ride away, and countless 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 world. Employers laud Owls for their tenacity, teamwork and talent. Students also have access to an immense alumni network for guidance, job opportunities and mentoring.

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Overview

Applicants
35,581
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average HS GPA
3.54

GPA Breakdown

22%
Over 3.75
25%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
570 - 660
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
550 - 660
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
24 - 30

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 — February 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

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Academic GPA

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
2,942
with Terminal Degree
1,436

1,617
Men
1,325
Women
609
Minority
84
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
49%
Graduate in 5 years
69%
Graduate in 6 years
73%

Majors

  • AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES.

  • Horticultural Science.

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology.
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning.
  • Landscape Architecture.

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • African-American/Black Studies.
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization.
  • Asian Studies/Civilization.
  • German Studies.
  • Italian Studies.
  • Latin American Studies.
  • Women's Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Biophysics.
  • 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, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
  • Management Information Systems and Services, Other.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Organizational Behavior Studies.
  • Real Estate.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Advertising.
  • Journalism.
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Public Relations/Image Management.
  • Radio and Television.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other.
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Information Technology.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Engineering Technology, General.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General.
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
  • Industrial Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Human Development and Family Studies, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

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

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Art Therapy/Therapist.
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • Music Therapy/Therapist.
  • Pharmaceutics and Drug Design.
  • Public Health Education and Promotion.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

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

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Computational Science.
  • Historic Preservation and Conservation.
  • International/Global Studies.
  • Mathematics and Computer Science.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
  • Natural Sciences.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.
  • Environmental Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • 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.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Geography, Other.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Acting.
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics.
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
  • Dance, General.
  • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts.
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies.
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts.
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory.
  • Music Pedagogy.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music Technology.
  • Music Theory and Composition.
  • Music, General.
  • Musical Theatre.
  • Painting.
  • Photography.
  • Printmaking.
  • Sculpture.
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General.


Students Say

Temple University in Philadelphia “is all about inspiring students to achieve greatness through its abundance of resources and diversity.” The university’s 17 schools and colleges are spread across eight campuses (including ones in Tokyo and Rome) and boast state-of-the-art facilities, such as a new dorm, a recently built Science, Education and Research Center, and an upcoming new library. Counseling and advising are “wonderful,” the school’s reputation for research continues to grow, and the Writing Center and the Center for Learning and Student Success help students get any extra help they need. Diversity is “prominent” at Temple and thanks in part to the school’s strong study abroad programs, the university attracts students from around the world, which “creates such an enriching learning experience.”

Professors at Temple are “actual figures in the fields that [students] want to attend” and “have the knowledge on what we need to know to prosper and stand out”; most of them, if not all, “bring practical experience to the classroom that can’t be taught from a book.” They are “so outstanding because they take boring lecture notes and can turn them into real-time experiences.” Both the faculty and the staff are a big strength when students are looking for jobs or internships. “Temple knows what employers are looking for, and they strive to get their students to be prepared and ready for that,” says one. On top of the school support, Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs are “a gold mine for jobs, internships, and other incredible opportunities” that help students to spark their careers and get involved in the community. It’s agreed: this is “a unique campus in the city filled with endless opportunity in every way, and a push toward success and happiness.”

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


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

Adam McKay
'90 - Academy Award winning screenwriter, director, producer

Kevin Neghandi
'98 - ESPN television analyst

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 and '83 - Chemist who discovered several breakthrough HIV drugs, National Inventor of the Year awardee

Tamron Hall
'92 - American broadcast journalist and television host

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
49%
Graduate in 5 years
69%
Graduate in 6 years
73%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 14

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,829

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,596

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,260

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
71%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$38,634

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$10,711

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 


Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
28,726
Foreign Countries Represented
109

Demographics

12.30%
Asian
12.96%
African-American
7.74%
Hispanic
55.46%
Caucasian
2.36%
Unknown
5.28%
International

54% female
46% male
21% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time

Students Say

Temple University is often accurately described as the “diversity university,” but the “proud and loud” students of Temple all have “a common drive and a common love for Philadelphia,” as well as being “incredibly active in their schoolwork, clubs, and community.” This is an accepting bunch, and students “never feel alone in a class when you don’t know anyone,” as there is “always someone that you can talk to or help you out.” “People want to succeed [here], you feel motivated by the success of other students,” says one student. Temple students also love sporting events: “the Cherry Crusade is one of the best student sections in the nation.” Many people hold jobs to help pay for schooling, and “Temple has flexible class hours and satellite campuses which make this possible.”

Overview

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Campus Life

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

First-Year Students living on campus
79%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Students Say

Temple’s main campus is located in North Philadelphia (just a quick subway ride from “endless opportunity”) and students all have a huge stake in their beloved city. On any given day, there are concerts, Broadway shows (with discounted student tickets), and music festivals, not to mention shopping, new restaurants, and the numerous city parks “with pop-up art and produce markets.” Students “work hard during the week and on the weekends, they treat themselves with social activities” such as basketball and football games (“a big part” of Temple) or the “fantastic night life.” The student center is also always an option with” a great selection of food, as well as a movie theatre that plays great movies at discount prices ($2 for students) and a game room.” If this friendly crew can’t get enough of each other by day or night, students “often gather in the lounges located on almost every floor of each building to study and spend time together.” As far as giving back, the school “does a wonderful job with its community outreach,” and there are several programs that organize events and help students participate on their own.

Special Needs Admissions


Director
David Thomas, Associate Director

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Documentation should be current and relevant to higher education and answer the following questions: What is the disability or condition for which you are seeking services? How does the disability impact you in a higher education environment? What evaluations, tests or assessments were used to diagnose the disability and/or demonstrate its impact? What accommodations have been recommended or used in the past? Some examples of documentation that may support a request for accommodations include: Psycho-educational evaluations Medical evaluations Speech or hearing evaluations IEPs or 504 plans Other professional evaluations that are specific to the disability

Documentation Required for ADHD

Documentation should be current and relevant to higher education and answer the following questions: What is the disability or condition for which you are seeking services? How does the disability impact you in a higher education environment? What evaluations, tests or assessments were used to diagnose the disability and/or demonstrate its impact? What accommodations have been recommended or used in the past? Some examples of documentation that may support a request for accommodations include: Psycho-educational evaluations Medical evaluations Speech or hearing evaluations IEPs or 504 plans Other professional evaluations that are specific to the disability

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
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
361
Number of Honor Societies
19

Number of Social Sororities
15
Number of Religious Organizations
34

4% join a fraternity
7% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

12% participate in intramural sports
2% participate in intercollegiate sports



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.

92/99
AASHE STARS® rating
SILVER
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

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
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2019.

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Karin Mormando
Director of Admissions

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

Phone
2152047200

Email
askanowl@temple.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The TECH Center
Charles Library
The Liacouras Center
O?Connor Plaza and Founder?s Garden
The Bell Tower
6. Pearson and McGonigle Recreation Center 7. Independence Blue Cross Student Recreation Center 8. The Shops at Liacouras Walk 9. Rock Hall 10. Aramark Student Training and Recreation Complex 11. Science Education and Research Center 12. Howard Gittis Student Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Historic District (The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, etc.)
Delaware River Waterfront (Penn's Landing, Spruce Street Harbor Park, etc.)
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Old City, Fishtown, and East Passyunk neighborhoods
The Franklin Institute
6. Fairmount Park & Kelly Drive 7. The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts 8. Liberty Place Shopping Mall 9. Rittenhouse Square 10. Chinatown

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday, some Saturdays
8:30am - 5PM with tours at 11:00am and 3:00pm
2152047200

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Weekdays at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
N/A

Arrangements
http://owlsports.com/sports/2011/11/22/GEN_1122110103.aspx?&tab=7&path=mcross

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
1. Public transportation (SEPTA) buses, subway & regional rail stations all stop on Main Campus. 2. Taxis/private transportation (Uber, Lyft, etc.). 3. Connections to Amtrak (30th St. Station). 4. Philadelphia International Airport is 12 miles away from Main Campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
If you use Mapquest or Google Maps to find Main Campus, be sure to use the following address: 1801 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19122.

Local Accommodations
Conwell Inn - located on Temple University Main Campus.


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