Temple University Overview
Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Temple University is a public institution. Philadelphia is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
What Is Temple University Known For?
- The highest award offered at Temple is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 54% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Temple with a bachelor's degree make about $50,500 a year. That's 24% more than those who graduate from other schools.
Temple University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Temple has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#22||Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#54||Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#83||Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#121||Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#342||Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Temple.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Temple has earned from around the web.
|#15||Best Colleges for General Biology||College Factual|
|#21||Best Colleges for Health & Physical Education||College Factual|
|#26||Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing||College Factual|
|#29||Best Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections||College Factual|
|#32||Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism||College Factual|
|#42||Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||College Factual|
Where Is Temple University?
Contact details for Temple are given below.
|Address:||1801 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122-6096|
How Do I Get Into Temple?
You can apply to Temple online at: www.temple.edu/apply
Admission Requirements for Temple
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Temple?
Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 56%, and the acceptance rate for women is 57%.
Can I Afford Temple University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Temple, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $9,798 a year. That adds up to $39,192 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Temple is 5.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Temple University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 10,068 graduate students at the school.
Of the 26,247 full-time undergraduates at Temple, 45% are male and 55% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Temple University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||3,265|
|Hispanic or Latino||2,024|
Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Temple University. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 132 countries are represented at Temple. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Kuwait.
Online Learning at Temple University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Temple has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 5th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Temple
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Temple University was 21.0%. This is the #862 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Temple regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Temple majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Temple ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Temple.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Human Resource Management||#31|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#304|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Temple University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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