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 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.


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 February 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 in 2016 averaged a 27 composite on the ACT, and an 1170 SAT (on a 1600 scale); this concords to a 1240 on the new SAT.

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 almost 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 or via the Common Application. If you have questions, visit, email or find Temple Admissions on Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat: @admissionsTU


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
520 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 650
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 620

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
570 - 680
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
560 - 670

ACT Composite
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


Early Action — November 1

Regular — March 1

Other Admission Factors


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Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

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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 customize their college life in numerous ways: 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: 540 are offered, including 153 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

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Horticultural Science

  • Architecture and Related Service

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

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

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

  • Basic Skills

  • Second Language Learning

  • 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 and Materials Management
  • Management Information Systems and Services, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Real Estate

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Advertising
  • 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
  • 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

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

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Engineering Technology, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • 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
  • Linguistics
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • 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

  • International/Global Studies
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Natural Sciences

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
  • 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

  • Residency Programs

  • Urology Residency Program

  • 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

  • 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
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Technology
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • 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."


Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate
Terminal Associate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


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
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Tuition and fees for the 2016–2017 academic year were approximately $15,384 for Pennsylvania residents and $26,376 for out-of-state residents (tuition rates vary by major). Room and board for the same period was $11,298.

Financial Aid

Temple is known for its innovation in student-loan debt reduction and college affordability. Each year, the university awards more than $100 million in scholarships. A variety of programs are available and 71 percent of first-year students receive need-based financial aid. No separate application is necessary.

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 2016, 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.


Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 15

Required Forms


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
Tuition (Out-of-State)
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants


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

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)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


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
Foreign Countries Represented



52% female
48% male
20% are out of state
90% are full time
10% 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."


From The School


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 in 2016—is home to history, arts and culture, government, technology and innovation, healthcare, and many 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
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing

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

Aaron Spector

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

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

Dictionary allowed in exams

Computer allowed in exams

Spellchecker allowed in exams

Extended test time



Oral exams


Distraction-free environment

Accommodation for students with ADHD

Reading machine

Other assistive technology

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

3% join a fraternity
6% join a sorority


Athletic Division
Division I

23% participate in intramural sports
2% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Owls)
6 Sports

Light Weight Football
Women's Sports (Owls)
6 Sports

Light Weight Football

Student Services

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


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

Sustainability-focused degree available

School employs a sustainability officer

Public GHG inventory plan

% food budget spent on local/organic food

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share

Car Sharing Program

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

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2017.

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:

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:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

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

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

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

Campus Visits Contact

Karin Mormando
Director of Admissions

Office of Admissions
1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 191226096



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
Monday - Friday, some Saturdays
8:30am - 5PM with tours at 10am and 2pm

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

Information Sessions

10 a.m., 2 p.m.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available


Advance Notice

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
1. SEPTA buses, subway & Regional Rail stations. 2. Taxis/private transportation (Uber, Lyft, etc.). 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
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