Temple University in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

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Temple University offers 1151-degree programs and 84 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. 2 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 62%. 48.1% are women, and 51.9% are men. 7% percents of international students. Temple University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Temple University is 19918$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $17766 and $30674 per year. 68% of full-time Temple University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $47,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Temple University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Temple University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$16,176
$30,001 - $48,000$16,574
$48,001 - $75,000$18,738
$75,001 - $110,000$20,953

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 7340

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


20420 of Temple University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 72 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Temple University number 4 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Temple University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Temple University.


ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Temple University graduation rate is above the national average.

68% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Temple University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

6 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Temple University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 10%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so Temple University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 6%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Temple University full-time retention rate is 90% and part-time retention rate is 38%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Temple University is 14:1, that means that for every 14 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Temple University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Temple University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Pennsylvania.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1801 N. Broad Street address in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Temple University with 0.09% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, aggravated assault, and robbery.

The percentage of crimes on Health Science Campus

The campus located by 3401 N. Broad St. address in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Health Science Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Temple University with 0.04% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Health Science Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Temple University offers 1151 programs in total: 369 are for Bachelor's degree, 340 - for Master's degree, 157 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 116 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 61 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 45 - for Post-master's certificate, 27 - for 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs, 3 - for Associate's degree, and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is the highest number of programs in comparison with other 44 universities in Philadelphia county, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree , Master's degree, Doctor's degree-research/scholarship, 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate, 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate, Postbaccalaureate certificate and Post-master's certificate programs offered. Temple University is one of the few institutions in Philadelphia that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 84 distance learning programs that are provided in the Temple University: 27 are for Master's degree, 18 - for Bachelor's degree, 15 - for Post-master's certificate, 9 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs and 9 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.


Temple University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 26868 students with 806026 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 3903 with 93661 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 3151 students.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Temple University

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Overall Rating:

I’ve dedicated 5 years to this school. The professors were probably the best thing about this school. If you’re in the School of Public Health you’ll love Prof. Scarpulla. She is probably the most influential and most caring professor I’ve ever had. The location is not the best. Parking was always an issue. Safety is also a concern. During orientation they teach on how to avoid rape.....so that’s not a good sign. The campus is pretty clean though.

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All female clerks have an additude and act like they’re too busy to help patients. Need to learn how to communicate with us! Catch additudes when you’re confused on what is suppose to happen!

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Overall Rating:

One of my proudest accomplishments in life is working my way through Temple University. I transferred from Villanova when I decided I wanted to major in Communications and a very honest advisor at V.U. said, "If you've been accepted into Temple's School of Communications and Theater, you need to go there. It's the best". He was right. (Temple is alot less expensive, too). Because I had so many credits in religion and philosophy when I transferred, that was my minor, and I am honored to have known. learned from and become life-long friends with the late Dr. Franklin Littell, Professor Emeritus of Religion when he died, and the world's foremost scholar on the Christian response to the holocaust. I had plenty of other fabulous professors there, as well, both in and out of my major. I went to school to learn - no time to party with working full-time - and Temple is known as a commuter school, easily accessible from all of Phiily's suburbs. I don't know about "campus food', and who cares, anyway, but the food trucks all over the campus had some of the most varied, affordable, and best-tasting breakfasts and lunches I ever ate. I am retired now, with a comfortable pension, and getting my degree from Temple made all the difference in the world in my career, the jobs I was offered, and all of my professional successes. It is a world class school in a world class city. Thank you, Temple University!

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Overall Rating:

Temple has been nothing but a nightmare to me. I chose temple because it has great academics and it does! The classes and the support for classes is phenomenal, but what really makes this school miserable to me is everything else. This is just my experience and if you like partying and city life, this is a good school for you. But what has been terrible for me is the food, the health services and the overall campus itself. I live in Johnson and the nearby dining hall is j and h dining hall and it has the worst food I have ever tasted. The variety is non existent and the food thy do serve is not acceptable. I got sick eating the burger and because everything is so horrendous, I refused to eat their and I almost starved to death. When I went to get myself checked out after I vomited blood, the people at the health services told me to come in the next day when I told them I was vomiting blood and I had to have my mom come all the way from home to philly to take me to the local hospital where I had to have surgery and stay a few nights! If I did what they said and waited for the appointment the next day, I could have been in terrible shape! It scares me that the food services and the health services are practically worthless in this school because instead of trying to have fun, I'm more concerned with surviving the year! I have already decided that after this year I will transfer out because I can't take the lousy services this school offers. But like previously stated, this is just my experiences and the academics are wonderful which is why I chose temple. But don't expect decent food or care because u probably won't find it here. Sorry Temple but you just aren't for me

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Overall Rating:

Attending Temple University has been one of the best choices I've made in my life. I transferred from Penn State, which is itself a fantastic school, and found Temple's urban campus to be a great fit for me. Temple offers great academics, internship opportunities, extracurricular activities, sports programs, a beautiful campus--which they are always building up to be even bigger and better, caring and highly educated professors--many of whom will give their personal numbers to students for any extra help they may need, and a friendly and diverse student body.Having been to two of Pennsylvania's flagship universities offers me good insight. While both schools are great, I don't think anyone can argue against the more clear advantage Temple enjoys over Penn State: its geographical location. Having its main campus located in the heart of Philadelphia provides a wealth of opportunities for education, student life, internships, cultural experiences, and employment opportunities.I've enjoyed Temple so much I'm planning on sticking around for another three years to attend Temple's highly ranked Beasley School of Law.--Just one of the nearly 10,000 proud graduates of Temple University's Class of 2017!

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Location & Website

Address: 1801 North Broad Street


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2152047000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: temple.edu

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