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Temple University
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Overall Rating
B Good
Main Address
1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6096
Overall Rankings
Legal Professions And Studies
#5 of 357
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
#17 of 992
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, And Kinesiology
#21 of 938
Philosophy And Religious Studies
#42 of 973
Architecture And Related Services
#47 of 242
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
#55 of 518
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
#55 of 1,225
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
#55 of 918
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What makes Temple University unique?

Based in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Temple University is a public research university founded by minister Russell Conwell. Temple has a total undergraduate enrollment of about 40,000 students who attend classes on a campus situated in the North Philadelphia neighborhood just west of the Delaware River. Temple is on a semester-based academic calendar and while Pennsylvania residents receive in-state tuition rates, the university provides ample merit and need-based scholarships to all students. 

The university is made up of 15 colleges including the competitive Tyler School of Art and Architecture, as well as the Boyer College of Music and Dance. Students can live on or off-campus, but many choose to live on-campus and take advantage of amenities like the Howard Gittis Student Center, which includes a theater, food court, and computer lounge for students and faculty to study or relax. 

Temple students have access to a slew of greek organizations and student-run programs like The Temple News, the school’s newspaper. Outside of school, attendees can enjoy historic Philadelphia and visit Rittenhouse Square, The Liberty Bell, and walk through Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. The Temple Owls compete in the A-10 and feature regularly in the NIT and NCAA tournaments. Notable alumni include actor Bob Saget, and comedian Kevin Hart

Contact Info
Contact & Location
Phone Number
(215) 204-7000
1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6096
Large City
Key Info, Costs & Aid
Acceptance Rate (2020)
Completion Rate (2020)
Student Body
Total Enrollments (2020) 37,236
Women 56%
Men 44%
Total Enrollments (2020) 37,236
White 53%
Black or African American 13%
Asian 12%
Hispanic or Latino 8%
International (Non-Citizen) 6%
Unknown 4%
Multiracial 4%
Native American 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
In State Tuition (2020)
Out of State Tuition (2020)
On Campus Room & Board

* These statistics utilize the most recently released data from IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System)

Degree Overview
Total Awards (2020) 11,284
Bachelor's 65%
Master's 20%
Doctoral 11%
Certificate 4%
Associate's 0%
Total Awards (2020) 11,284
Business 24%
Healthcare 19%
Human and Social Sciences 11%
Education and Liberal Arts 9%
Mathematics and Science 8%
Engineering 7%
Art and Design 6%
Communication and Media 5%
Legal and Law 5%
Computer Technology 4%
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Sources for school statistics and data include U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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Accredited By
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Specialized Accreditations
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
  • Nursing (DNUR) - Diploma programs (Temple University Health System)
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) ((Advanced Education in General Dentistry 12-month/Optional 2nd Year))
  • Dental Public Health
  • Endodontics
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Periodontics
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
  • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
American Podiatric Medical Association, Council on Podiatric Medical Education
  • Podiatry (POD) - Colleges of podiatric medicine, including first-professional and graduate degree programs
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
  • Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health Programs (PHPBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public health
  • Public Health (PHBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
  • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
  • Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs
  • Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs

Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

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Questions & Answers
How big is Temple University?
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Number of undergraduate students: 28,408 Number of graduate/professional students: 9,380

What are Temple’s popular majors?
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Popular majors include business, management, marketing, and related support services; communication, journalism, and related programs; visual and performing arts; psychology; and health professions.

How much does Temple cost?
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In-state tuition and fees (undergraduate): $14,696 Out-of-state tuition and fees (undergraduate): $24,722 In-state tuition and fees (graduate): $805 per credit hour Out-of-state tuition and fees (graduate): $1,103 per credit hour

Are there financial aid and scholarship opportunities?
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70.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid, the average award being $6,309.

Does Temple offer military perks?
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Temple is routinely designated by GI Jobs Magazine as one of the nation’s top military-friendly universities. The Veteran Affairs Office at Temple hosts on-campus information sessions to help potential students maximize military benefits. It also conducts monthly virtual information sessions for active-duty service members abroad. The campus is home to the Red Diamond Battalion of the Army ROTC.

Have any famous people gone to Temple?
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Notable alumni include actress Da'Vine Joy Randolph; actors Bob Saget and Kunal Nayyar; musician John Oates; civil rights activist Amelia Boynton; educator Molefi Asante; photographer Jeff Kravitz, and inventor James West.

What’s it like to go to Temple University?
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Temple began in the 1880s as a night school for ambitious young adults in Philadelphia, so adopting the wise, nocturnal owl as its mascot seems fitting. The institution has since grown into a large, public, urban university serving a diverse student body. Nearly a quarter of undergrads come from outside of Pennsylvania, and minority students number more than 40 percent. Around 80 percent of Temple students live off campus (though freshmen who want a spot in university housing usually can get one), but don’t worry – there are hundreds of clubs and events that bring students together outside of the classroom, including cheering on Temple’s Division I athletic teams. It’s virtually impossible to talk about Temple without discussing the city of Philadelphia. Center City Philadelphia, less than two miles from campus. It’s a hub for shopping, business, and city life. The possibilities are immense – from professional sporting events to museums to restaurants for any taste. Without doubt, Temple students never need to feel isolated or bored.

How will Temple prepare me for the real world?
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Philadelphia also serves as a real-world campus for academic research projects and internships, and the Temple’s career center team is eager to help students find valuable experiences to support post-graduation goals. Temple also conducts on-campus job fairs, mock interviews, and resume critiques. Alumni rave about Temple’s virtual networking hours – 60-minute events that allow Owls from everywhere to connect.