Temple University: Ranking & Review

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Philadelphia Rank United States Rank World Rank
2 104 227
Top 2%

Temple University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate57%56%57%
Applicants35,88015,45820,422
Admissions20,3338,65711,676
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
RecommendationsRecommended
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
On-campus $32,430 $44,190
Off-campus $35,210 $46,970
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
In-stateOut-of-state
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 Services 15 1,562 415 24 2,016
Health Professions and Related Programs 344 235 697 1,276
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 798 56 10 864
Visual and Performing Arts 2 455 123 10 590
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 4 434 45 4 487
Psychology 385 68 34 487
Education 2 248 148 34 432
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1 333 42 33 409
Social Sciences 33 281 27 22 363
Legal Professions and Studies 38 70 215 323
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 106 189 295
Engineering 233 46 13 292
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 12 226 41 8 287
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 203 8 4 215
English Language and Literature & Letters 18 106 9 9 142
Physical Sciences 77 15 35 127
Architecture and Related Services 82 29 111
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 58 42 2 102
Mathematics and Statistics 22 48 9 79
History 58 10 10 78
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 7 48 55
Philosophy and Religious Studies 3 26 9 8 46
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 40 5 45
Natural Resources and Conservation 43 43
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 8 24 4 2 38
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 34 34
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 1 11 12
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 8 3 11
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.

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

General info

Founded1884
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 population1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Phone2152047000
Fax+1 (215) 204 5694

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