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Temple University

The Temple University was established in 1988 as a public institution. The undergraduate strength of the university is over 27,700. There are a number of schools under the university including the Tyler School of Art, Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, Beasley School of law, Fox School of Business and Management, the temple university school of medicine, College of Health Professions and Social Work, Division of Theater, Film and Media Arts, Boyer College of Music and Dance, School of Podiatric Medicine and the School of Tourism and the Hospitality Management.


The temple university is located in Philadelphia, as a large and urban college.

Acceptance rate

The temple university is a selective university and its acceptance rate is 62.8%.


Located in an urban setting, the temple university has a campus spread across 330 acres. The campus has temple university hospital, security services, transport facilities, and secure dormitory access.

The temple university library has over 4 million bound volumes, thousands of rare collection books and archives. It is ranked among the top North American university research libraries and is a member of the Association of Research Libraries. There are 4 libraries in the main campus, one in Ambler campus and one in Harrisburg campus. In addition, the temple university bookstore meets most of the student needs for books.

Rating: A


The temple university offers a unique method of housing for students. They are allowed to choose their own room using the university’s online system. students can also find their roommates using social networks. Although freshmen are not obliged to live on campus, a spot is offered to almost everyone that applies. On campus housing is also offered to sophomores, but seniors and juniors will have to live off campus.

Rating: B+

Student Life / Student Community

The temple university has over 300 student clubs and organizations. The Center City Philadelphia is a major shopping center just a couple of miles from the campus. There are several research institutes within the temple university campus including the Center for Sustainable Communities and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute.

Rating: B+


The temple university has a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, which is relatively better. More than 37% of its classes have less than 20 students. The average retention rate is more than 87.5%.
Best Courses: Business, Marketing, Management, Journalism, Communication, Education, Visual and Performing Arts, and Social Sciences.

Rating: A+


The total expense for in-state students is around $23,780 while that for outstation students is $33,600.

Rating: B

Sources of funding

Almost 70% of the full-time undergrads in the temple university academic calendar receive some type of financial aid. The average scholarship or grant is around $6,700. Some of the notable financial aids include Gates Millennium Scholars, U.N.C.F. and the National Data Base of Scholarships.

Student feedback

“The temple university offers a world of opportunities in both academic and sports fields. The library is a state of the art research library with millions of bound volume equivalents. Students can enjoy an amazing academic and community life as the campus has hundreds of student clubs and organizations. In addition, the large number of facilities including the temple university hospital, make life easier for everyone.”

Interesting Facts about Temple University

Most of the students are from Greater Philadelphia, but the temple university also serves an increasing population of students from Pennsylvania, the U.S. and the entire world. In addition to having hundreds of foreign students on campus, the university maintains international campuses as well.

The temple university bookstore offerings range from textbooks to apparel, from gifts to electronics and many other items.

In addition to the excellent temple university tuition, students can also enjoy varsity athletics. The university has more than two dozen athletic teams.

Contact Address

Temple University
N. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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