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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.
235 Students rated Temple University
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.
Temple University is the school that I have always wanted to go to. I was excited to get there and once I arrived I realized it wasn’t as great as I thought it was. There is a lot of corruption and a lot of the faculty is dealing with other issues outside of the classroom. The professors and staff are often on strike. The people that work in the dining hall and insecurity are some of the meanest people I’ve ever met. The food inside the dining hall is not great and people have found bugs inside of food there before. The area surrounding the school is awful and the students are not protected from the dangers of the environment. There have been several shootings and people have gotten robbed on campus and there has been nothing done about it. Students are getting robbed at gunpoint in their own homes. Sometimes the drug addicts sit on the benches outside of the 1300 dorm building and ask for money. Women on campus get harassed daily. The arts are not promoted as much as they should be. There are obvious understaffing issues with the advising faculty. The campus is open so anybody can walk on. Many students from nearby schools come onto Temple’s campus to fight and harass students. On the bright side, I’ve made a lot of friends, and my professors have all been very helpful. One class I particularly enjoyed was my first-year seminar. I found that class very helpful. There are a lot of different events that students can go out to and enjoy. There are also a lot of clubs that students can join and make connections with people.
Horrible dorms- room was consistently 87-89F maintenance refused to fix it 5 times. Mice swarm in back of J&H, no one cared and reported to health dept no change ever. Insane billing and fine practices, even worse than the average. I switched majors 3 times and got decent snapshots of 3 programs and 2 campuses. Main campus is a brutalist pit designed to get blood from stones. Tell them you can’t eat anything to get out of the mandatory meal plan. Tell them you will be living with a relative and skip the mandatory year in dorms. Do not trust the bursar- they will rob your financial aid and merit ASAP. All they want from you is cash and at every step all systems and administrators are there to minimize and gaslight you and your problems. The head of the honors program threatened to “destroy my academic career” and blew up at me for asking for their help twice in 6 months. This school has some incredible professors (1/10) but the casual cruelty of their bosses and administrators makes getting an education here a brutal lesson in the dispassionate barbarity of big institutions. Need a health check or therapy? Fill out 10 forms for 15 minutes to have someone tell you to come back next time. Don’t try to work and take fewer classes than you think you can handle. Temple constantly re-rigs the credit system so virtually all students will take 6 years to graduate without tons of crunch time. They want you to take a decade to matriculate: you will meet “super-seniors” who have been at temple for a decade or more taking a few credits a semester. My real advice if you ended up here? Transfer. For the love of god transfer out. The whole place is cursed. The land the school is built on was stolen using eminent domain and the neighborhoods still hate everyone at temple. Cecil B Moore was once the jazz capital of the US. Now it’s a wasteland of hideous slabs and 10’ fencing. Ambler campus is nicer, but being destroyed from within- it’s not profitable enough so they’ve been shutting down more and more buildings and trying to put all the classes in one spot. The horticulture program is dying. Botany is a joke with ancient equipment and labs.
Campus and near will never be safe because the school is an open wound to north philly- which has plenty of those to begin with. You will get zero post graduation support or help with finding work. This schools graduation rate is horrible and they will not help. In fact they will hit you up for money within a year of graduating. They will also delete your student email ASAP, and never tell you they slapped some fines on your acct just as you were leaving. With interest and fees these tiny fines will be thousands of dollars if you need your transcript or a copy of your diploma. Good luck and get out ASAP.
This is a very dynamic and multicultural university. It provides a lot of opportunities to foreign students to learn and get involved in the university life. During your classes, you have the opportunity to take some extracurricular activities, learn more with the help of different groups, and there are some departments to help you with your progress during your time in the university.
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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