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 nearly 40,000 students, is the fifth-largest provider of professional education in the U.S., and offers 153 undergraduate degree programs in 17 schools and colleges, on eight campuses, including locations in Japan and Italy.
Nearly 3,800 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 comes from a 15:1 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 university-wide and throughout the city.
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. And a new, state-of-the-art library that will feature a robotic book retrieval system and spaces devoted to traditional library activities, as well as to technology-enhanced activities, such as data visualization and 3-D printing, is now under construction.
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 310,000 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.
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