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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?

6,824 Undergraduate Awards
$38,590 Avg Cost After Aid
57% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Computational Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Recreation Administration Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Genetics Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Middle Eastern Semitic Languages Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Dispute Resolution Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Economics Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Temple has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#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?

Location of Temple University

Contact details for Temple are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1801 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122-6096
Phone: 215-204-7000
Website: www.temple.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/templeu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/templeuniv

How Do I Get Into Temple?

You can apply to Temple online at: www.temple.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for Temple

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Temple?

57% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 57%, Temple does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

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?

$38,590 Net Price
69% Take Out Loans
5.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Temple is $38,590. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

26,247 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 28,726 undergraduate students at Temple, with 26,247 being full-time and 2,479 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Temple

There are also 10,068 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 26,247 full-time undergraduates at Temple, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Temple

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Temple University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Temple Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3,205
Black or African American 3,265
Hispanic or Latino 2,024
White 14,625
International Students 1,503
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,625

Geographic Diversity

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

1,684 Took All Classes Online
7,227 Took At Least One Class Online
21.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 6 bachelor’s degree and 10 master’s degree programs available online at Temple. In 2017-2018, 7,227 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Temple has changed over the last few years.

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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.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Allied Health Professions 71%
Business Administration & Management 16%
Business, Management & Marketing 6%
General Business/Commerce 10%
Health Professions 3%
Hospitality Management 14%
Human Resource Management 23%
Instructional Media Design 75%
Marketing 8%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 12%
Public Administration & Social Service 5%
Public Relations & Advertising 7%
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 12%

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.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 5 57 0 415 38 515
Health & Physical Education 0 316 0 88 4 408
Finance & Financial Management 0 359 0 8 0 367
General Psychology 0 334 0 12 13 359
Public Relations & Advertising 0 329 1 7 0 337
Computer Information Systems 1 278 0 14 7 300
Marketing 0 287 0 7 0 294
General Biology 0 229 0 9 32 270
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 228 0 42 0 270
Accounting 0 201 0 68 0 269
Social Work 0 97 0 135 0 232
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 1 89 139 229
Law 0 0 0 0 216 216
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 132 21 61 0 214
Human Resource Management 0 143 20 44 0 207
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 92 0 58 56 206
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 192 0 6 2 200
Insurance 0 188 0 0 0 188
Medicine 0 0 0 0 184 184
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 5 164 0 7 0 176
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 67 6 99 0 172
Fine & Studio Arts 0 121 0 25 3 149
Dentistry 0 0 0 0 143 143
Hospitality Management 19 92 0 29 0 140
Political Science & Government 10 120 0 2 7 139
Communication & Media Studies 0 115 0 9 7 131
Public Health 0 105 2 19 3 129
General Business/Commerce 0 128 0 0 0 128
Mechanical Engineering 0 116 0 4 1 121
Journalism 0 112 0 4 0 116
Nursing 0 105 0 0 11 116
Music 2 45 0 56 9 112
Electrical Engineering 0 89 0 17 2 108
Economics 3 92 0 6 6 107
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2 87 0 14 2 105
Communication Sciences 0 75 0 27 0 102
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 85 1 4 5 95
General English Literature 0 84 0 5 4 93
International Business 1 90 0 0 0 91
Podiatry 0 0 0 0 88 88
History 0 67 0 8 11 86
Civil Engineering 0 74 0 6 2 82
Information Technology 22 0 0 59 0 81
Chemistry 0 47 0 14 18 79
Entrepreneurial Studies 8 43 4 23 0 78
Educational Administration 0 0 3 62 13 78
Geography & Cartography 39 21 3 12 3 78
Allied Health Professions 0 28 0 29 16 73
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 68 5 73
Drama & Theater Arts 3 63 0 6 0 72
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 55 0 14 0 69
Romance Languages 38 17 0 5 7 67
Biomedical Engineering 0 50 0 7 5 62
Design & Applied Arts 0 51 0 7 0 58
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 53 0 0 0 53
American Sign Language 49 0 0 0 0 49
Human Development & Family Studies 0 48 0 0 0 48
Natural Resources Conservation 3 39 0 0 0 42
Legal Research 0 0 6 35 0 41
Applied Mathematics 0 11 0 26 0 37
Sociology 0 35 0 1 1 37
Anthropology 0 28 0 0 4 32
Philosophy 11 15 0 1 4 31
Special Education 0 0 0 30 0 30
Construction Engineering Technology 0 30 0 0 0 30
Legal Professions (Other) 0 30 0 0 0 30
Management Information Systems 0 29 0 0 0 29
Dance 0 12 0 11 6 29
Ethnic Studies 1 19 3 4 1 28
Mathematics 0 22 0 1 5 28
Statistics 0 12 0 12 3 27
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 20 0 6 0 26
Public Policy 0 0 0 26 0 26
International Studies 0 25 0 0 0 25
General Education 0 0 0 8 16 24
General Engineering Technology 0 24 0 0 0 24
Physics 0 10 0 1 13 24
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 12 10 0 22
Health Sciences & Services 0 22 0 0 0 22
Urban & Regional Planning 0 15 0 6 0 21
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 13 0 7 1 21
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 4 15 0 19
Plant Sciences 0 18 0 0 0 18
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 18 0 0 0 18
Writing Studies 12 0 0 5 0 17
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 0 0 0 17 0 17
Computer Programming 16 0 0 0 0 16
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 1 15 0 16
Mathematics & Computer Science 0 16 0 0 0 16
Genetics 15 0 0 0 0 15
Area Studies 6 9 0 0 0 15
Real Estate 0 14 0 0 0 14
Landscape Architecture 0 9 0 4 0 13
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 11 2 13
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 3 9 0 0 0 12
Natural Sciences 0 12 0 0 0 12
East Asian Languages 10 1 0 0 0 11
Biotechnology 0 0 0 10 0 10
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 10 0 10
Religious Studies 0 4 0 2 3 9
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 0 8 0 8
Instructional Media Design 0 0 8 0 0 8
General Engineering 0 5 0 0 2 7
Dispute Resolution 0 0 7 0 0 7
Civil Engineering Technology 0 6 0 0 0 6
Environmental Engineering 0 2 0 4 0 6
Sustainability Science 6 0 0 0 0 6
Other Physical Science 0 5 0 0 0 5
Classical Languages & Literature 0 4 0 0 0 4
Computational Science 2 1 0 1 0 4
Historic Preservation 0 4 0 0 0 4
Horticulture 3 0 0 0 0 3
Germanic Languages 0 3 0 0 0 3
Recreation Administration 3 0 0 0 0 3
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 2 0 0 0 0 2
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 0 1 1
Teaching English or French 0 0 1 0 0 1
Natural Resource Management 0 0 1 0 0 1
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 1 0 0 0 0 1
International Relations & National Security 0 1 0 0 0 1
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0 0
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0 0
Taxation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0 0 0
Intelligence & Command Control Operations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Homeland Security 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 301 6,523 105 1,997 1,124 10,050

References

*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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