Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4-year Public university


Temple University is a public institution established in 1884 with urban setting located at Philadelphia. It is ranked 89 in National Universities in the Best Colleges list. It is not mandatory for freshmen to stay in the university only. It practices semester based academic calendar. The university runs a variety of research centers and institutes, including the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute, the Center for Sustainable Communities and the Center for Asian Health.Graduate students can also earn degrees in dentistry, pharmacy and podiatric medicine.Temple is home to a talented and diverse student community.

#89 in National Universities
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1884
Selectivity Very Low
Size Large
24,106 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences
  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $21,095
Outstate Tuition Fee $35,956
Room and Board Fees $13,612
$41,938 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


80% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$55 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.4 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Optional
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

79 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, PTE. Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$15,393 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$12,023 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $52,552
66% Students with need received Financial Aid
4.8% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application 1st March
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Academic Merit Scholarships
Total Worth $3000 to $10,000
Eligibility Undergraduate
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance minimum cumulative GPA
Separate application needed No
Application deadline 1st February
Air Force ROTC
Total Worth $9,000, $15,000 or full tuition
Eligibility U.S. citizens who are high school graduates (or equivalent)
Minimum Criteria Pass the physical examination for participation in ROTC;
possess at least a 2.5 grade point average; and
have 1100 on the SAT are eligible.
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed Yes
Application deadline Dec.1
Total Worth Full tuition and fees scholarships, plus monthly stipend and allowance for books
Eligibility U.S. citizens who are full time Temple University students
Minimum Criteria Pass the physical examination for participation in ROTC;
have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average;
excel at an Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) consisting of push-ups, sit-ups and a two mile run for time.
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Athletic Scholarships
Total Worth Full and partial tuition scholarships, plus room and board and book allowances
Details Participants in all varsity sports will be considered for scholarships.
The University and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) determine the requirements and standards.
HERB it Forward Scholarship
Total Worth 9 individuals will receive a scholarship of $5,000 9 individuals will receive a scholarship of $2,500 each. 9 individuals will receive a scholarship of $1,000 each.
Details Eligibility : Individuals 17-25 years of age ; Applicants must be residents of the U.S. ; Open to all those who are graduating in 2016 or have graduated high school, received their GED or have been homeschooled ; Hope Paige customer within the last 5 years or immediate family member (siblings, spouse/partner, children, grandchildren or parent ; One applicant per Hope Paige customer ; Previous winners of the Herb It Forward scholarship cannot apply ; Only fully completed applications, which include a transcript, GED or State Certification will be considered.


24,106 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Large
90% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
62% Students graduate within 6 years