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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
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  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  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 26,643 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.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
Address
1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
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Temple University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
57%
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

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Cost

Net Price
$22,940/ 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
$10,739/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

Academics

Professors
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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.364 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.362 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
26,643Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,937
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 251 responses
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  • Diverse
    31%
  • There is no "typical student" at this school
    29%
  • Everybody is there own person.
    17%
  • Suburban middle class kid
    10%
  • Everybody is their own person.
    5%
  • Hipsters, skaters, future ceos, hippies
    4%
  • Diverse
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.422 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.512 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 266 responses
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  • Diverse
    27%
  • Diverse, Research, Upcoming
    18%
  • Fairly diverse, spirited, and fun to attend
    15%
  • 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
71%
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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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.
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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!