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Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Samuel L. Paley Library, Temple University credit: Megan Miller
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Overview
Public
26,277 Undergraduates
52% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Public
Region: Northeast
Division 1
Size: Big
Doctoral
Temple University
1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
19122-6096
(215) 204-7000
www.temple.edu

Temple University, a state-related research university, is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and one of the top 115 institutions of higher learning in the United States. A Baptist minister and lawyer Russell Conwell founded the school in 1884, and today, it sits on 118 acres of land in an urban setting. There are additional campuses throughout Pennsylvania, Tokyo and Rome. The main campus has more than 3.7 million titles in its library, and a 583-bed teaching hospital. Nearly 9 percent of students are international and 70 percent are Pennsylvania residents. Temple University’s motto is “Perseverantia Vincit” or “Perseverance Conquers.” Notable alumni include comedian Bob Saget, actor Kunal Nayyar, broadcaster Tamron Hall, musician Daryl Hall, DJ Diplo, musician John Oates, comedy film director Adam McKay, scholar Shirley M. Tilghman, stand-up comedian David Brenner and actress Veronica Hamel. The school’s colors are cherry and white, its mascot is Hooter T. Owl and its teams are nicknamed the Owls. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I FBS – The American, and varsity sports offered there include men’s football, soccer, rowing, basketball, golf, lacrosse, gymnastics and tennis, and women’s lacrosse, soccer, basketball, rowing, tennis gymnastics and volleyball.

Location

Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863. Since 1854, the city has been coterminous with Philadelphia County, the most populous county in Pennsylvania and the urban core of the eighth-largest U.S. metropolitan statistical area, with over 6 million residents as of 2017. Philadelphia is also the economic and cultural anchor of the greater Delaware Valley, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, within the Northeast megalopolis. More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
48%

Men

52%

Women

22

Average Age of Entering Students

2284

New Transfer Students

Admissions
52%

Acceptance Rate

30%

Enrollment Yield

33,139

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$21,237

Typical Cost

$28,418

Out-Of-State (published)

$16,658

In-State (published)

91%

Recieve Financial Aid

94%

Have Loans

$21,249

Median Debt

Academics
15.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

197

Doctorates Awareded

Physical Fitness Parks Recreation And Leisure

Top Major

10

Faculty Awards

4

National Academy Members

192

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 300 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, there are 29 fraternities and sororities on campus

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

American Athletic Conference

Basketball Conference:

American Athletic Conference

Track & Field Conference:

American Athletic Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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