Temple University: Statistics

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#169 of 14,131 In the World
#91 of 2,597 In North America
#81 of 2,496 In the United States
#5 of 155 In Pennsylvania
#2 of 19 In Philadelphia
#63 of 1,284 For Clinical Psychology
Top100 For 43 other topics
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Acceptance rate
72%
Aid receiving
91%
Undergraduates
25,967
Graduates
9,659
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
temple.edu

Temple University Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Temple University has an acceptance rate of 72% and is among the top 34% of the most difficult universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 72% 70% 74%
Applicants 37,571 14,732 22,839
Admissions 27,176 10,260 16,916
Freshmen enrolled full time 4,881 2,047 2,834
Freshmen enrolled part time 41 19 22

20,264 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

4,056 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 18361 (52%)
Black or African American 4899 (14%)
Asian 4515 (13%)
Hispanic 2892 (8%)
Nonresident Alien 1907 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 1616 (5%)
Two or more races 1378 (4%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 30 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 12 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Average aid awarded
$11,292
Students receiving aid
91%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $16,488$17,388
Tuition in-state $16,488$17,388
Tuition out-of-state $29,712$23,922
Fee in-district $890$890
Fee in-state $890$890
Fee out-of-state $890$890

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 4,338
Combined charge for room and board $13,144
Room charge $8,636
Meal charge $4,508

Temple University majors

Temple University has granted 6,572 bachelor's degrees across 120 programs, 1,958 master's across 125 programs, and 1,184 doctorate degrees across 52 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Temple University.

Major Associate Bachelor Master Doctoral
Psychology, General 356 14 9
Business Administration and Management, General 331 42
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 329
Finance, General 311
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 278 4 9
Radio and Television 226 16
Law 239
Accounting 197 39
Medicine 223
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 207 8 2
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 204
Advertising 187 15
Business & Commerce, General 182
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 121 61
Social Work 53 116
Cinematography and Film & Video Production 159 7
Computer and Information Sciences, General 140 9 10
Insurance 159
Dentistry 153
Political Science and Government, General 141 1 3
Pharmacy 138
Public Health Education and Promotion 122 2 1
Computer and Information Sciences, Other 122
English Language and Literature, General 95 9 8
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 97 12 2
Journalism 98 12
Mechanical Engineering 104 6
Mass Communication & Media Studies 95 8
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General 76 24
Elementary Education and Teaching 95 4
Neuroscience 86 8 4
Economics, General 85 6 3
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 74 19
Public Relations & Image Management 92
International Business & Trade & Commerce 90
Podiatric Medicine & Podiatry 90
Audiology & Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 64 23
Architectural and Building Sciences & Technology 65 21
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 86
Organizational Behavior Studies 77 9
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 68 13 2
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 65 14
Information Technology 73 6
Clinical and Industrial Drug Development 73
Civil Engineering, General 60 8 1
Music Performance, General 28 36 4
Graphic Design 63 4
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 39 26
Physical Therapy & Therapist 64
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 48 11 3
Acting 54 6
Occupational Therapy & Therapist 56 2
Therapeutic Recreation & Recreational Therapy 50 8
Computer and Information Systems Security & Auditing & Information Assurance 57
History, General 46 7 3
Actuarial Science 47 7
Medical Informatics 32 22
Sociology, General 37 7 5
Chemistry, General 36 2 10
International & Globalization Studies 47
Counseling Psychology 46
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other 42
Secondary Education and Teaching 42
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 41
Statistics, General 26 13 2
Biochemistry 39
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 29 9
Human Development and Family Studies, General 38
Business Statistics 36
Construction Engineering Technology & Technician 36
Financial Planning and Services 35
Music Teacher Education 24 9 1
School Psychology 29 4
Anthropology, General 27 1 4
Engineering Technologies & Technicians, General 32
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 27 2
Bioethics & Medical Ethics 28
City & Urban, Community, and Regional Planning 15 13
Environmental Studies 28
Music Therapy & Therapist 14 13 1
Physician Assistant 28
Behavioral Aspects of Health 25 2
Public Policy Analysis, General 27
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 11 15
Musical Theatre 17 8
Physics, General 9 4 12
Art Teacher Education 20 4
Biomedical Sciences, General 5 19
Mathematics, General 13 5 6
Social Studies Teacher Education 24
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 16 3 4
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia 23
Health Policy Analysis 23
Organizational Communication, General 8 15
Athletic Training & Trainer 8 14
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 22
Environmental Science 21
Real Estate 21
Epidemiology 20
Philosophy 17 1 2
Computational Science 15 4
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 9 10
Painting 17 2
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other 19
Spanish Language and Literature 15 1 3
International Law and Legal Studies 18
Special Education and Teaching, General 18
Dance, General 10 6 1
Jazz & Jazz Studies 12 5
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other 17
Photography 14 3
Geography, Other 12 2 2
Jewelry Arts 11 5
Printmaking 13 3
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education 1 15
Education, General 15
Financial Mathematics 15
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 15
Mathematics and Computer Science 15
Religion & Religious Studies 9 3 3
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 15
Natural Sciences 14
Engineering & Industrial Management 13
Geology & Earth Science, General 7 5 1
Landscape Architecture 8 5
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts 10 2
Art Therapy & Therapist 11
Marketing Research 11
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology 11
Tourism and Travel Services Management 11
Music, General 9 1
Taxation 10
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics 6 3
Visual and Performing Arts, General 9
African-American & Black Studies 6 1 1
Asian Studies & Civilization 8
Creative Writing 8
Educational Psychology 8
Engineering, General 8
Horticultural Science 1 7
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration & Management 8
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 8
Foreign Language Teacher Education 7
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design 2 3 2
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 6
Forensic Chemistry 6
Historic Preservation and Conservation, General 6
Music Technology 4 2
Sculpture 3 3
Biostatistics 5
Biotechnology 5
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 5
Keyboard Instruments 5
Music Theory and Composition 3 2
Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other 5
Bioinformatics 4
Chinese Language and Literature 4
Conducting 4
Design and Visual Communications, General 4
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering 2 1 1
Mathematics Teacher Education 4
Applied Mathematics, Other 3
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 3
Music Pedagogy 3
Technical Theatre & Theatre Design and Technology 3
Applied Mathematics, General 2
French Language and Literature 2
German Language and Literature 2
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other 2
Women's Studies 2
Biophysics 1
Directing and Theatrical Production 1
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs 1
Environmental Health 1
German Studies 1
Investments and Securities 1
Latin American Studies 1
Physical Sciences, Other 1
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 1
Voice and Opera 1
Grand Total 1 6,572 1,958 1,184

Temple University has a graduation rate of 75%, which is among the 16% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 75% 73% 77%
  • Full-time retention rate - 86%
  • Part-time retention rate - 58%

Publications & Citations

Temple University is a world-class research university with 59,274 scientific papers published and 2,213,584 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Medicine, Biology, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Psychology, Computer Science, Chemistry, Business, Physics, and Engineering.

Publications
59,274
Citations
2,213,584

Publication / Citation count by topic

Medicine
22,113 / 763,672
Biology
11,420 / 543,886
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
10,263 / 281,198
Psychology
7,692 / 510,291
Computer Science
6,355 / 310,618
Chemistry
4,910 / 184,521
Business
4,501 / 210,609
Physics
4,253 / 135,743
Engineering
4,249 / 108,141
Surgery
2,855 / 115,882
Mathematics
2,609 / 80,242
Economics
2,464 / 74,679
Demography
2,096 / 75,068
Oncology and Cancer research
2,085 / 79,495
Health Science
1,997 / 68,481
Biochemistry
1,924 / 100,929
Political Science
1,884 / 21,949
Sociology
1,882 / 59,824
Environmental Science
1,779 / 59,526
Materials Science
1,676 / 40,769
Child Psychology
1,634 / 184,339
Immunology
1,582 / 83,144
Molecular Biology
1,570 / 76,294
Social Psychology
1,529 / 165,429
Art & Design
1,522 / 104,339
Clinical Psychology
1,436 / 79,374
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,314 / 44,895
Pathology
1,305 / 46,704
Pharmacology
1,249 / 50,732
Physical Therapy
1,110 / 46,327
Anesthesiology
1,091 / 42,524
Cardiology
1,088 / 29,617
Law
1,075 / 9,051
Psychiatry
1,067 / 64,057
Public Health
975 / 37,942
Cognitive Science
952 / 63,717
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
944 / 21,867
Critical Care Nursing
923 / 29,835
Anatomy and Physiology
850 / 31,462
Communications and Public Relations
837 / 27,399

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 740 13081
1992 757 14338
1993 794 15344
1994 845 15636
1995 826 17434
1996 913 19173
1997 866 21722
1998 913 24217
1999 910 25867
2000 931 28767
2001 1015 31936
2002 992 36419
2003 1069 40021
2004 1270 43714
2005 1347 50101
2006 1537 55583
2007 1640 63273
2008 1902 73287
2009 2002 81117
2010 2199 91116
2011 2206 103499
2012 2493 117325
2013 2792 130115
2014 2996 142699
2015 3368 149803
2016 3395 151691
2017 3508 163581
2018 3463 162500
2019 3840 187856
2020 3969 226017
2021 4053 263608
Academic rankings

Temple University alumni

  1. Bill Cosby

    Bill Cosby
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    recording artistdub actorcomedianfilm directorsinger
    Biography

    William Henry Cosby Jr. is an American comedian, actor, and media personality. He has made significant contributions to American and African-American culture, and gained a reputation as "America's Dad" for his portrayal of Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show (1984–1992). He has received numerous awards and honorary degrees throughout his career, many of which were revoked following sexual assault allegations made against him in 2014.

  2. Bob Saget

    Bob Saget
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-2022 (aged 66)
    Enrolled in Temple University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    podcasterfilm directorstand-up comedianvoice actorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Robert Lane Saget was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and television host. Saget portrayed Danny Tanner on the sitcom Full House (1987–1995) and its sequel Fuller House (2016–2020). He was the original host of America's Funniest Home Videos (1989–1997), and the voice of narrator Ted Mosby on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014). He was also known for his adult-oriented stand-up comedy, and his 2014 album That's What I'm Talkin' About was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.

  3. Jesse Williams

    Jesse Williams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 42)
    Enrolled in Temple University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in African American studies and film
    Occupations
    television producermodelteacherfilm actorpodcaster
    Biography

    Jesse Wesley Williams is an American actor, director, producer and activist. He played Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy and has appeared in films such as The Cabin in the Woods (2012) and The Butler (2013). He has provided voice acting and motion capture for Markus in the video game Detroit: Become Human (2018). He served as an executive producer of the Academy Award-winning short, Two Distant Strangers (2020) and the Tony Award-winning revival of Take Me Out (2022), the latter of which he was also nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play.

  4. Kunal Nayyar

    Kunal Nayyar
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1981-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    writeractorfilm actorstage actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Kunal Nayyar is a British actor. He portrayed Raj Koothrappali on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019) and voiced Vijay on the Nickelodeon animated sitcom Sanjay and Craig (2013–2016). Nayyar also appeared in the films Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), The Scribbler (2014), Dr. Cabbie (2014), Consumed (2015), Trolls (2016) and Sweetness in the Belly (2019). Forbes listed Nayyar as the world's third-highest-paid television actor in 2015 and 2018, with earnings of US$20 million and US$23.5 million, respectively.

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General info

Founded 1884
Motto Perseverantia Vincit
Perseverance Conquers
Colors cherry, white
Academic calendar September to May. Also Summer Session (May - August)
Total FTE staff 6,748
Carnegie classification Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and contacts

Address 1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19122-6096
United States
City population 1,604,000
Phone 2152047000

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