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Temple Admissions Information

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA (map)


Temple University is a public research university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1884, it is one of the largest American universities. Temple has 17 undergraduate and graduate colleges on its main campus, with smaller international campuses in Rome and Tokyo. The University offers more than 300 degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Temple is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the United States. About one-third of the school’s undergraduates identify themselves as students of color. The University ranks 13th out of the top 100 institutions that grant the most undergraduate degrees to African Americans. Distinguished University alumni include actor/comedian Bill Cosby; journalist Tamron Hall; and Shirley M. Tilghman, the current president of Princeton University.

Temple boasts 270 registered student organizations including fraternities/sororities, choral groups, a radio station, a model UN, and a literary magazine. The University offers a variety of athletic programs including field hockey, gymnastics, and rugby. Conveniently located near Philadelphia's “Avenue of the Arts,” Temple's main campus frequently hosts musical performances and guest presentations.



Basic Info

Main Address: 1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6096
Phone Number: (215) 204-7000  
Website: www.temple.edu  


Type of school: Public, University  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Urban  
Athletics: Division I, Club, Intercollegiate, Scholarship and Intramural Sports  
Degrees offered: Certificate, Diploma, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 27,047  
Percent out-of-state: 25%  
Percent international: 2.6%  
Female to Male ratio: 52:48  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 16:1  
Most popular majors: Biology
Special study programs: Cross-Registration
Distance Learning
Double Major
Dual Enrollment of High School Students
Honors Program
Independent Study
Liberal Arts/Career Combination
ROTC, Air Force
ROTC, Army
ROTC, Navy
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed housing
Special housing for students with disabilities
Apartments for single students
270 registered student organizations  

Fun Facts

  • Voted #1 "Most Diverse Student Population"
  • 26th-largest university in U.S.
  • Voted #13 "Top Undergraduate Entrepreneurial Programs"

Admissions Information

Temple admissions officials note that a candidate's academic record, GPA, class rank, and standardized test scores are the most important factors in the admissions process. Other factors include an applicant's character, alumni relation, application essay, extracurricular activities, recommendations, work experience, talents, and volunteer work.

Temple's admissions process is holistic, and the committee will consider a student's entire academic history. The University requires students to have at least a 3.0 average in all college-preparatory courses.

Admissions address: 103 Conwell Hall
1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6096
Phone number: (215) 204-7200  
Fax number: (215) 204-5694  
Admissions Website: http://www.temple.edu/undergrad  
Email: tuadm@temple.edu  
Contact Person: Karin Mormando, Director of Undergraduate Admissions  
Number of first-year applications received: 17,051  
Percent of applicants admitted: 65%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: March 1  
Early decision/action deadline: N/A  
Accepts the Common Application? No  
Admission requirements: Essay
Standardized Test Scores

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? Yes (SAT or ACT with Writing)  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Considers all SAT scores  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 2906  
ACT code: 3724  
Learn more about other Large Pennsylvania schools:
University of Pittsburgh   Drexel   Penn State  

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