Temple University

1801 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

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Temple University is a large university with more than 17 schools and colleges.  It is known as a world-class teaching and public research institution, located between New York City and Washington, D.C. Along with University of Pittsburgh and Penn State University, Temple is one of three public research universities in Pennsylvania.  Temple's research programs consistently receive top ranking in the U.S.


Dr. Russell Conwell founded Temple University in 1884.  Dr. Conwell was a minister, philanthropist, lawyer and writer. A public speaker known best for his "Acres of Diamonds" speech, the university's football team pays homage to Dr. Conwell by wearing diamond motifs on their uniforms.


Temple University follows the semester system, with fall, spring and summer semesters.

Temple University has more than 130 majors for undergraduates to choose from, 121 master's degrees, and 56 doctoral degrees, and seven professional degrees.

Special Programs include Graduate Study and University Studies  (A resource center for undeclared majors or those in transition between majors.)

Colleges and Schools

  • Tyler School of Art
  • Fox School of Business Management
  • School of Communications and Theater
  • Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • School of Environmental Design
  • College of Health Professions and Social Work
  • Beasley School of Law
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • School of Medicine
  • Boyer College of Music and Dance
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Podiatric Medicine
  • College of Science and Technology
  • School of Social Work
  • School of Tourism and Hospitality

In addition to its many colleges, schools and departments, Temple University has centers and institutes that offer opportunities for faculty and students to engage in multidisciplinary research, scholarship and service.  These centers and institutes include:

  • Institute on Aging
  • Center for Asian Health
  • The Biostatistics Research Suppport Center (BRSC)
  • Institute for Business and Information Technology
  • Criminal Justice Training Programs
  • Institute on Disabilities
  • The Feinstein Center for American Jewish History
  • Institute of Global Management Studies (IGMS)
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute
  • The Intergenerational Center
  • Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
  • Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities
  • Center for Obesity Research and Education
  • Pan-African Studies Community Education Program
  • Center for Preparedness Research, Education and Practice
  • Institute for Public Affairs
  • Institute for Schools & Society
  • Small Business Development Center
  • Center for Social Policy and Community Development
  • Center for Study of Force and Diplomacy
  • Institute for Survey Research
  • Center for Sustainable Communities

Temple University also has international sites in Tokyo, Rome and London.

Student Life

Temple University's main and Ambler campuses offer many on-campus concerts, performances, exhibits and lecture series.  The Arts Calendar provides information about events year round.  The following venues on campus offer arts and entertainment:

  • Temple Performing Arts Center
  • Contemporary Culture Collection
  • Boyer College of Music and Dance
  • Department of Film and Media Arts
  • The Liacouras Center
  • Department of Theater
  • Tyler School of Art

The city of Philadelphia offers many artistic, musical cultural and social events. Students interested in exploring the city's offerings can contact the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance or VisitPhilly.com.

The on campus residential resources at Temple University are limited due to the size of the student body.  The University is increasing its available on-campus housing, but juniors and seniors are required to live off campus.


Temple University has many competitive intercollegiate athletics teams, and there are "Temple Owls" teams many men and women's sports including:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Track & Field
  • Tennis
  • Soccer
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

Temple University has a main campus Central Philadelphia, as well as the following satellite campuses:

  • Ambler (TUA)
  • Center City (TUCC)
  • Fort Washington (TUFW)
  • University Harrisburg (TUH)
  • School of Podiatric Medicine
  • Health Sciences Center (HSC)

Temple University also has international campuses in Japan and Rome, as well as Study Abroad programs around the world.

Community Life

The Office of Community Relations at Temple University support volunteerism in the community, hosts and partners with community organizations, and provides direct services to the university's neighbors.  The University's Community Education Center is home to the Office of Community Relations and is the on-campus hub for community organizations.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the candidates Temple University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Temple University is around 38,000 students, where graduate students make up roughly 13% of the student body.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $20,200. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $55 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State: $15,000-$18,000
    • Out-of-State: $25,000-$30,240
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $570-$690 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $900-$1,100 per unit
  • May offer prepaid tuition, allowing students to purchase tuition at current rates for future years.

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid92%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships86%$10,182
Receiving Student Loans68%$8,494

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Temple University may provide services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

Temple University has an overall graduation rate which is around 66%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years39%
Graduating in 5 Years22%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Temple University

  • Art and Design Program
  • Teacher Education (Bachelor's) Program (more info)
  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Dance Program (more info)
  • Endodontics Program
  • Graduate Teacher Education Program
  • Health Services Administration Program
  • Law Program (more info)
  • Medical (M.D.) Program (more info)
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing Diploma Program (more info)
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program (more info)
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics Program
  • Periodontics Program
  • Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program (more info)
  • Podiatry (D.P.M.) Program (more info)
  • Graduate Level Public Health (Outside School of Public Health) Program (more info)
  • School Psychology (Ph.D.) Program (more info)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
  • Theatre Program

Campus: Temple University Health Science Center

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program
    • * Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1968)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Temple University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball (372)
  • Track and Field (372)
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (372)
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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