A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C+
Temple University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
Address
1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Website

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
62%
SAT Scores Range
1010-1230
ACT Scores Range
22-28
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Temple University

Cost

Net Price
$19,435/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,176/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,574/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,738/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,953/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,467/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
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
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.322 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.320 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
24,990Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 209 responses
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  • Diverse
    34%
  • There is no "typical student" at this school
    31%
  • Everybody is there own person.
    15%
  • Suburban middle class kid
    11%
  • Hipsters, skaters, future ceos, hippies
    4%
  • Everybody is their own person.
    3%
  • 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.380 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.470 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 224 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    28%
  • Diverse, Research, Upcoming
    18%
  • Fairly diverse, spirited, and fun to attend
    16%
  • Very diverse, energetic and fun
    14%
  • Amazing, diverse, on the rise.
    11%
  • Regular
    4%
  • Best overall school on the east coast
    4%

After Temple University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
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

4,765 reviews
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This was my first semester at Temple University. The classes that I took were mostly general education courses but all of my professors were extremely down to earth and enjoyable to work with. Unlike many other colleges I feel that the professors at Temple care about the students in there classes.
Temple is an extremely diverse college also. It is very involved in the surrounding community and students from all nationalities and walks of life can be found here. There are multiple events held every semester that help to ensure that diversity is encouraged. The many food trucks throughout campus also add to this as food from many different cultures are represented.
Overall from my experiences on campus between professors, students, athletics and night life, I love my college. Plus there is always something amazing going on in the Liacouras center!
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Temple Police are HARDCORE and in an area like Temple is in, it's necessary. I feel extremely safe walking around on campus except from the hours of 11pm-7am, when I'd prefer either to be in a large group or just not out at all. The exception to this is if you're studying at the tech or something, you can request a shuttle that will drop you off at your dorm or another location if it's between like 6pm-6am I think the hours are. Literally just don't be an idiot. All of the armed robberies that happen are usually off campus to a person who's walking alone at night, but on campus can be pretty sketchy too. Temple also offers walking escorts if you don't want to wait for the TU Flyer. All in all just don't be reckless!
Temple is the perfect university for anyone seeing a great education in an urban environment! The professors are caring, intelligent and accepting. The campus itself is lively and there is so much diversity. I would highly recommend Temple to students looking for the perfect college!