Temple is a highly rated public university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 26,643 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Temple acceptance rate is 57%. Popular majors include Psychology, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Finance. Graduating 71% of students, Temple alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,100.
Temple University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.318 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.364 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.362 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.422 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.512 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.231 responses
Temple University Reviews
Temple University is a large campus located in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Whether you are looking for a place to eat, a sporting event to go to or just lounge in the park with friends, Temple University has all of these to offer and more! Since it is in the middle of Philadelphia, you really feel connected with the big city. The academics here are very competitive but the professors are always willing to help if you take the time to visit them. Most of the professors I have had are flexible with their hours which is great if you are a very busy student like me. When I am not studying, my friends and I enjoy going downtown, attending football/basketball games or playing volleyball in our recreational center. I think Temple University is a very diverse school, with students from all around the globe. It offers many different activities so you are sure to find something you enjoy.
There wasn't anything significantly wrong with Temple; however, it just was not a fit for me. Temple is a city school located in North Philadelphia. The immediate area is one of the worst areas in Philly, but you are minutes away from Center City. You have plenty of transportation options as well. My classes were good and my professors were knowledgable. I had issues with my roommate but my apartment was great! I lived in Morgan South which is one of the newer dorms. The cost for room and board matched that of my tuition and fees, but that was my decision and I enjoyed the facility. Overall, Temple is what you make it. I chose to focus on my academics and working with the basketball team. So my average experience was more on me than it was on Temple.
I have been at Temple University for two years now and I have really enjoyed meeting new people from across the nation and all over the world. The food is really diverse and definitely my favorite part of campus (especially the Halal trucks across the SAC). The academics are really good too, however, the registration for classes is probably one of the worst ways for students to register. There have been times I had to choose a different class because the one I wanted or needed was already at capacity. Besides that, Temple is a really great school and great place to network!