Temple University

1801 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122-6096

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Temple University is a comprehensive, public institution of higher learning located in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Temple University is one of the nation’s leading providers of professional education in subjects like medicine, law, podiatry, dentistry, pharmacy, and architecture. Since its foundation in 1884, Temple has prepared the largest body of professionals in Pennsylvania. Temple offers over 300 academic programs and has seven campuses including international campuses in Rome, Tokyo, Singapore, and London. In terms of student population, Temple is one of the top 20 largest universities in the United States with a near 37,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

In 1884, Temple was founded by Russell Cornwell, a Yale-educated Boston lawyer and ordained Baptist minister who began teaching at Grace Baptist Church in Pennsylvania. From the popular classes at the Church, Temple University grew. Today, over 10,000 students live on-campus and there is always something to do on campus. Temple has over 350 student organizations which students can take advantage of. A student can always find someone who has similar passions. Temple has a political debate team, community service clubs, intramural sports teams, student government, cultural and religious organizations, and many more. Temple also recognizes 35 fraternities and sororities. Of the total 36,744 students, 51% are female and 49% are male. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.


The 300 degree programs that Temple offers are from 17 different schools and colleges and 4 professional schools. The schools include Temple University School of Environmental Design, Tyler School of Art, Fox School of Business at Temple University, the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University College of Education, Temple University College of Engineering, College of Health Professions and Social Work, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Temple University College of Liberal Arts, Temple University School of Medicine, Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University School of Pharmacy, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Temple University College of Science and Technology, Temple University School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, and Temple University School of Media and Communication.


The best way to apply to Temple is through a TUportal account or through TU’s online application. Applicants can also download the PDF application and mail it in. Temple is looking for dedicated students academically. The more successful applicants have a B average in high school. Applicants are also required to write an essay which gives the student an opportunity to set themselves apart from other applicants. The tuition is different per academic school. There are additional fees on top of the base price. Financial aid is available to those students who qualify. About 68% of first-year students receive need-based financial aid. All students are also automatically considered for academic scholarships. Other financial aid assistance options include grants, loans, and work-study opportunities.


Middle States Commission on Higher Education


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    4-year, Public
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctor's degree
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