Temple

Temple University

1801 N Broad St, Philadelphia, United States
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  • Total Documents
    6,855
  • Class Notes
    4,369
  • Textbook Notes
    1,149
  • Study Guides
    1,336
  • Currently Enrolled
    4,914
  • Previously Enrolled
    4,352

Overview of Temple University (Temple)

About this school

Temple University, founded in 1884, is a public, comprehensive university. Dr. Russell H. Conwell started the institution in 1884 with just seven students. Now, with approximately 30,000 students, the university is one of the nation's senior comprehensive research institutions. It offers specialized programs all over the world. At Temple, students have all the excitement of a large city within walking distance. They also have a choice of campuses. Temple offers a choice and a challenge: unlimited possibilities to each undergraduate to shape their future. Its 95-acre main campus is located in the center of Philadelphia.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:29,550
    • Men:13,985 Men (47.3%)
    • Women:15,565 Women (52.7%)

Location

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Admission Information (Temple)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Temple University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
1
3

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
March 1
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
March 1
ACT Only
Considered if submitted
March 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
March 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1801 North Broad Street
City, State, Zip
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6096
Phone
(215) 204-7200
Fax
(215) 204-5694
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
57% of 35,880 applicants were admitted
Women
57% of 20,423 applicants were admitted
Men
56% of 15,457 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
6,674 (33%) of 20,332 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,626 (31%) of 11,675 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,048 (35%) of 8,657 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.54
375 And Above
34%
3.50 - 3.74
28%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
607 average |560-650 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
11%
• Score 600 - 700
43%
• Score 500 - 600
43%
• Score 400 - 500
4%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
11%
• Score 600 - 700
51%
• Score 500 - 600
35%
• Score 400 - 500
4%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
27 average |24-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
23%
• Score 24 - 29
56%
• Score 18 - 23
20%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Temple)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $16,658|Out-of-state: $28,418 (51.57%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,566 (35.81%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,112 (3.44%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,964 (9.18%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Temple University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003371
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
4,406 (85.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
3,573 (81.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,553 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,081 (30.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$19,406
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,836 (79.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,362
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,818 (79.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,763
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,177 (61.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
948 (18.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,702

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
20,385 (78.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
17,777 (87.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
17,622 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
4,271 (24.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$18,627
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 14,100 (80.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,439
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 14,559 (82.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,581
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 10,623 (60.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
4,678 (17.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,557

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
67%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$38,108
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
11.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,461

Academics & Instruction (Temple)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,483

Part-Time Faculty


1,348

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


47%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 8% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 30% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 16% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 9% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 6% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 22% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 37% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 17% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 10% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
5,556,393
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
15100
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Temple University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


90.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


44.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


67.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


71.0%

Programs & Majors (Temple)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (112)


  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Advertising
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Applied Mathematics, Other
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin American Studies
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mathematics, Other
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Neuroscience
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Painting
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Radio and Television
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sculpture
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Technical Teacher Education
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Parks and recreation, Visual and performing arts

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Juridical Sciences, Doctor of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctorate of Athletic Training, Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Master's Programs of Study (106)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • African-American Studies
  • Allied Health--General
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Arts Administration
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Dance
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Management
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • Financial Engineering
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Hydrology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Information Science
  • International Business
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Studies
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Middle School Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Religion
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Taxation
  • Textile Design
  • Theater
  • Therapies--Dance, Drama, and Music
  • Transportation Management
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Urban Education
  • Urban Studies
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Writing

Campus Life (Temple)

Location & Geography

Population


1,547,607

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Philadelphia

Campus Size


384 acres

Weather


Temperature
22.8 average low in January, 81.7 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


6% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


94%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
The Owl
School Colors
Cherry and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Field Hockey
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Field Hockey
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Temple University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, habitat for humanity, queer student union, temple university community service association, american medical student association, temple outdoors club

Sororities


7% of women participate

Fraternities


4% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


26,613

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
29,550
Women
15,565
Men
13,985

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 12.3% Asian
  • 13.5% Black/African-American
  • 7.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 59.3% White
  • 4.0% Unknown

International Students


7.0% from 128 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


10,398

Student Resources (Temple)