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Founded in 1888, Temple University. is a Public college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 29,275 full time undergraduate students, and 10,021 full time graduate students.
The Temple University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 1583 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Temple University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,250% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 16 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
91% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 53% were in the top quarter, and 18% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Temple University.
503 Students rated on-campus housing 3.2 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.
455 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
579 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.
593 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.
593 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.
592 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.
593 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.
594 Students rated academics 4 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.
238 Students rated Temple University
It has a great variety of majors, classes, and student-run organization. The school offer many opportunities on Handshake and Owl Connect. The student worker positions are not paid fairly, however. The safety of students is an ongoing issue. Each semester, students are either mugged, injured, have their home broken into, and even shot.
I think it is a good school fairly affordable, good class selection for the most part although I have had issues with finding classes I want to take because they dont always run them every semester, but there is a definite issue regarding safety in and around campus. I think a big part of the issue with campus safety is because we are in philly and the campus safety reflects the safety of the city of Philadelphia itself.
Temple is a very enjoyable community. Where it is right off Broad Street in Philly and many students with me enjoy the Philly community along with the temple community. It is a large school with much diversity and opportunity for these students. I currently major in business management at the fox School of Business. Where just over one year I have gained a lot of knowledge in the business industry and enjoy most of my classes. The teachers and professors at temple are very helpful and give you the means to succeed and encourage you to apply yourself. This creates a very comfortable environment for the students to be able to talk to their teachers either directly during office hours or through e-mail or zoom. I have also had classes in the other buildings such as art and communications where I enjoyed my classes as well and I'm able to branch off with my other interests. The extracurricular programs such as clubs are also very abundant and, in my experience, very welcoming and full of opportunities. The culture of sports is also very abundant where this last Super Bowl the Philadelphia Eagles were a part of, and it was a big event for not only temple students put everyone in Philadelphia to cheer for their team. There are also many things to do on campus throughout the year such as thrift shops places to eat in areas to hang out with friends. Overall, I really enjoyed the temple community and what it brings to the table it makes you feel very welcome in a part of something.
My overall opinion of Temple University is quite positive. I am a first/year, second semester freshman student this Spring and have found myself really enjoying the academic support, social scene, and accessibility to food, shops, and the city. While there been issues regarding safety and paying student workers on campus, thousands of students have rallied together to show and demand support for what is morally correct from the school.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Temple University is 52%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
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Temple University students were imaginative, out-spoken, and fearless.
Temple is a diverse institution that fosters student involvement, activism, and a great environment for learning.
During my first semester I would only say the only downside is the size, the campus is huge, but very organized.
The best thing about Temple University was the diversity it bought. Every single class had an arrangement of students from different races, religions, ethnicity, and individualism which brought a variety of discussions.
That it was so busy, it is a lot to deal with.
For its diversity, research, location
A person who isn't afraid of attending a large university and a person who is goal oriented
There is always something to do at Temple. Temple University's social life isn't based around the campus, but spread throughout the entire city of Philadelphia and this offers a broader life experience and you become more mature. It has awesome computer labs.
Temple University was one of the best schools I personally considered for the simple fact that its' student body is one of the most diverse I've ever seen, and its' campus imitates a small city in itself. When I'm on campus I feel like Temple is a town on its' own instead of a school campus, hence why you can find some of the surrounding area as 'TempleTown' on apps like Google Maps.
I think that Temple is really for anyone and everyone. It is such a diverse campus, that it makes everyone feel comfortable. It has great learning opportunities, even though some people think it's in a bad location.
The most frustrating thing about my school is the lack of free time. But this is only due to my major, which is my choice. I wish I had a few more days to meet new people and try new things. The only other things is the lunch lines are a bit long sometimes, but the food is usually worth the wait.
I am no longer in college. I have graduated with a B.A. in Communications.
US News and World Report ranks the Online MBA program as #1 in the world!
I am no longer in school.
I'm not sure if there is a stereotype at this school, besides the ones about the art students. Tyler School of Art is probably the most hipster place in the northeast. Everyone's got a style they think is original, which is really just outdated nineties. And the amount of females with nose rings (and some males) is outstanding. Apparently, nose rings with art students is like an acceptable facial tattoo. Since you can turn it up, you can get a "real" job. If you don't want a "real" job, then don't worry about what you put into your face- you work for yourself!
Everything people say about the art students is true (me being an art student myself), so beeeeee wary~...
Temple's not as academically respected as some of the other schools in the area, but it's by no means a safety school or anything. Depending on your major, Temple has some world class programs.
Though temple claims they have students from all 50 states, the student body is definitely overwhelmingly local. I think something like 75 percent of students live within 30 miles of the school. I'm from New York, and everyone asked me why I came all the way to Philadelphia to go to Temple. More depressingly, Temple students tend not to leave the area once they graduate.
It is a commuter school, but only in the sense that there aren't nearly enough dorms. Housing is guaranteed your first two years, but many people leave campus after freshman year. Thankfully Philadelphia is a cheap place to live, and there's a subway stop right on campus.
As for safety, it's a mixed bag. Campus itself is completely safe, but wander off campus and you're on your own. North Philly is a rough neighborhood. I wasn't too freaked out, but there are a lot of kids from the suburbs who don't know how to handle it.
diverse, city smart
It is an experience like no other. There are a plethora of majors to choose from and you have the city at your fingertips. It is also one of the most diverse campus in the country.
One day on campus that I'll never ever forget was when I met Robin Roberts of Good Morning America. Being a broadcast journalism major, Robin Roberts is one of my idols. She had come to Temple to receive an award in the School of Communications and Theater. I was so starstruck that day, and I don't get starstruck. She might not ever know this, but that day I got a glimpse of everything that I could be if I worked hard. She was funny, down to earth, and charismatic. It was one of those thngs where I needeed to pinch myself because I couldnt believe that I was listening to Robin Roberts speak. Then afterward, I went up to ask her a question, and she shook my hand. Robin Roberts shook my hand! After swearing that I would never wash my right hand again, I thanked her and walked away with the biggest smile I could form. Everyday I use that story as my motivation and I remember that nothing is impossible.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
91% of students
attending Temple University receive some sort of financial aid.
28% were awarded federal grants.
While 65% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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