Temple University: Ranking & Review

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Temple University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate57%56%57%
Enrolled undergraduates5,1712,2852,886
Enrolled total (including graduate students)39,96718,70221,265

7,057 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,382 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $55. Application fee for graduates - $60.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresNeither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Temple University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $11,696 and other expenses per full academic year.

Temple University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 6,003 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$15,768$27,528
Fees for full-time undergraduates$890$890
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$657$1,147
Tuition for Full-time graduates$16,164$22,158
Fees for full-time graduates$890$890
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$898$1,231

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services151,562415242,016
Health Professions and Related Programs3442356971,276
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs7985610864
Visual and Performing Arts245512310590
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies4434454487
Biological and Biomedical Sciences13334233409
Social Sciences332812722363
Legal Professions and Studies3870215323
Public Administration and Social Service Professions106189295
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services12226418287
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service20384215
English Language and Literature & Letters1810699142
Physical Sciences771535127
Architecture and Related Services8229111
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics58422102
Mathematics and Statistics2248979
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies74855
Philosophy and Religious Studies3269846
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields40545
Natural Resources and Conservation4343
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies8244238
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences3434
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences11112
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities8311
Grand Total1646,2671,6451,1839,259

A total of 6,431 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Temple University.

At the master's and doctor's level 2,828 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate71%68%74%
  • Full-time retention rate - 90%
  • Part-time retention rate - 56%

General info

MottoPerseverantia Vincit
Perseverance Conquers
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementTemple University is a national center of excellence in teaching and research with an international presence. Our talented faculty and broad curriculum of over 500 academic programs provide superior educational opportunities for academically talented and highly motivated students, without regard to their status or station in life. Temple's richly diverse student population and the dramatic growth of our residential campus community of student scholars enrich the educational and extracurricular lives of our people. While the university especially serves students from Greater Philadelphia, it is enlivened by a rapidly increasing number of students from across Pennsylvania, throughout the nation, and around the world. We maintain an international presence with campuses in Tokyo and Rome and programs in London, Beijing, and six other locations worldwide. A longtime leader in professional education, Temple prepares the largest body of practitioners in Pennsylvania; we are among the nation's largest educators in the combined fields of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, podiatry and law. In addition, we offer more than four dozen doctoral and more than 150 Master's degree programs that contribute to research and scholarship. Temple seeks to create new knowledge that improves the human condition and uplifts the human spirit. To achieve this goal, we maintain our commitment to recruiting, retaining, and supporting outstanding faculty who prize diversity of thought, excel in scholarly endeavors and support the aspirations of capable students.
Colorscherry, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff7,542
Instructional FTE2,770
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.temple.edu
Address1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19122-6096
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population1,581,000
Fax+1 (215) 204 5694

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