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Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

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.

Web Sitewww.temple.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students29,275
   Women15,176 (51.8%)
   Men14,099 (48.2%)
Graduate Students10,033

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate52% of 33,139 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.56
SAT Math591 average
530-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading579 average
520-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing569 average
ACT Composite27 average
23-30 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $32,300
Out-of-state: $44,060
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $16,658
Out-of-state: $28,418
Room and Board
$11,566
Average Percent of Need Met69%
Average Freshman Award$18,780
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$37,708

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
1,454
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Philadelphia Population1,547,607
Nearest Metropolitan AreaPhiladelphia
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 78% of freshmen, 19% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotThe Owl
Sororities6.2% of women participate
Fraternities 3% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
12.0% Asian
13.5% Black/African-American
6.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
59.5% White
4.8% Unknown
International Students7.0% from 129 countries
First-Year Students Returning90.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
44.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
55%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.43 3.74 595 610 26
Low 2.09 2.09 200 200 1
High 4.00 5.00 800 780 35
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DID YOU KNOW?

• Legend says the owl was chosen as Temple's mascot because the school was originally a night school to accommodate working young people.

• Pop Warner Football honors Temple's legendary football coach of the 1930s, Glenn "Pop" Warner.

• Temple has five regional campuses near Philadelphia, campuses in Tokyo and Rome, and programs in China, Israel, Greece, England and France.

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