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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
Temple is a highly rated public university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 26,784 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Temple acceptance rate is 59%. Popular majors include Psychology, Finance, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 73% of students, Temple alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,100.
1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference

Temple University Rankings

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Temple Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
1010-1230
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$23,192/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,873/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.318 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.374 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.372 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
6
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    16%
  • On Campus
    82%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
26,784Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,700
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 256 responses
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  • Diverse
    32%
  • There is no "typical student" at this school
    30%
  • Everybody is there own person.
    17%
  • Suburban middle class kid
    9%
  • Everybody is their own person.
    6%
  • Hipsters, skaters, future ceos, hippies
    4%
  • Perseverantia Vincit
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.432 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.522 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 276 responses
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  • Diverse
    26%
  • Diverse, Research, Upcoming
    19%
  • Fairly diverse, spirited, and fun to attend
    16%
  • Very diverse, energetic and fun
    15%
  • Amazing, diverse, on the rise.
    11%
  • Regular
    4%
  • Best overall school on the east coast
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.231 responses
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Temple University Reviews

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This semester, Temple began with a mix of all-in-person, hybrid, and online courses. Unfortunately, after the first week all students, with the exception of students studying at Temple University Hospital, switched to a completely-online platform that is projected to persist through the end of the semester. Though both students and faculty are struggling to adapt to online learning, the professors at Temple have been understanding with assignment deadlines, absences, etc. I could not be more grateful to have such a supportive staff!
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I liked that Temple University respects students and is a proud leader for diversity on campus and within the university. While respecting staff and students, Temple really follows by their mission statement. Temple is totally inclusive and accepting of all genders, races, and represents other minorities and ethnicities with their fun clubs! It's really easy to participate with activities on campus, there's just so much going on with clubs, groups, and other organizations to join!
Temple University was an amazing school filled with people of different backgrounds. Everyone is kind, diverse, and willing to be adventurous. The city provides an easy escape from the party scene as there are many adventurous activities to do in the city. Plus, talk about the best cheese steaks! Jim's or D'Alessandros steaks are the best. I talk about the social life first because a student who goes to school in Philly can get caught up in everything that happens in a city which can distract them from having a good time. At first, I was nervous to go to Temple with it being in north Philly, but it turned out to be the best four years I could have ever asked for and a lot had to deal with my friends I made and all the activities to do. Furthermore, the academics are good. I graduated with a 3.1 GPA while balancing my grades with a good social life. My major was Kinesiology and I had to take chemistry, physics, biology, and other hard classes, but I managed and passed them all.