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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.

Website: www.temple.edu/

Public
Co-ed
28,674
Undergraduate
Students
(54.0%) 15,509 Women
(45.8%) 13,165 Men
9,879
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
60% of 35,581 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.54
SAT Math
605 average
550-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
615 average
570-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $34,830
Out-of-state: $49,208
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $19,748
Out-of-state: $34,126
Room and Board
$12,188
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Freshman Award
$12,848
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$38,634
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,582
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
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Campus Life

Philadelphia Population
1,547,607
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
18% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
The Owl
Sororities
3% of women participate
Fraternities
2% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
13.0% Asian
13.7% Black/African-American
8.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
58.6% White
2.5% Unknown
International Students
5.2%
First-Year Students Returning
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
52.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
57%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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