temple university




Temple University is one of the most frequently searched colleges in the United States, according to a recent internet keyword search of American universities. 

Temple is a public research university whose main campus is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. However, Temple also has five other local campuses, as well as two international campuses (in Japan and Rome). 

Established in 1884, Temple currently serves the educational needs of roughly 40,000 students each semester. 

The university offers undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, and professional certificate programs, and also has a law college and a medical school. 

In fact, Temple is one of the world's largest providers of professional education, as it maintains schools for architecture, dentistry, pharmacy, podiatry, law, and medicine, all at the same university. 

On a national level, Temple is ranked #115 overall by the U.S. News and World Report

The acceptance rate for Temple is roughly 56%. The average student faculty ratio is about 15 to 1.

As for notable graduates, Temple has so many that Wikipedia has an entire page devoted to it. 

Temple is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.  


Shown above: A street view of the Temple University campus

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temple University Q&A


Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Temple University.



1. Where is Temple University?

Temple is conveniently based in the city of Philadelphia.

Here is the official mailing and visiting address of the main campus: 


Temple University

1801 North Broad Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

19122


Here are the official mailing and visiting addresses of Temple's five other local campuses, plus the law school: 


Beasley School of Law

1719 North Broad Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

19122


Temple University

School of Podiatry

148 North 8th Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

19107


Temple University Hospital

3401 North Broad Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

19140


Temple U - Ambler Campus

580 Meetinghouse Road

Ambler Pennsylvania

19002


Temple U - Center City Campus

1515 Market Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

19102


Temple U - Harrisburg Campus

234 Strawberry Square

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

17101




Above: Students traverse a brick walkway on the Temple University campus.

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2. What is the organizational structure of Temple University?

The university is academically organized into 17 colleges and schools: 

  1. Beasley School of Law
  2. Boyer College of Music and Dance 
  3. College of Education
  4. College of Engineering
  5. College of Liberal Arts 
  6. College of Public Health 
  7. College of Science and Technology 
  8. Fox School of Business
  9. Lew Klein College of Media and Communication 
  10. Lewis Katz School of Medicine 
  11. Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry 
  12. School of Pharmacy 
  13. School of Podiatry
  14. School of Social Work 
  15. School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management 
  16. School of Theater, Film, and Media Arts 
  17. Tyler School of Art  




Above: The Temple University campus bell tower

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3. What undergraduate studies are offered at Temple University?

Undergraduate course offerings at Temple cover a wide range of topics.

Here is a list of the Undergraduate Majors available here:

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science 
  • Adult and Organizational Development 
  • Advertising
  • African American Studies 
  • American Sign Language 
  • American Studies 
  • Anthropology 
  • Applied Mathematics 
  • Architecture 
  • Art Education 
  • Art History
  • Art Therapy 
  • Asian Studies 
  • Athletic Training 
  • Biochemistry 
  • Bioengineering 
  • Biology 
  • Biology With Teaching 
  • Biophysics 
  • Business
  • Business Management 
  • Career and Technical Education 
  • Ceramics 
  • Chamber Music 
  • Chemistry 
  • Chemistry With Teaching 
  • Chinese
  • Civil Engineering 
  • Classical Piano
  • Classical Voice
  • Classics  
  • Communication and Social Influence 
  • Communication Studies
  • Community Development 
  • Computer and Systems Security 
  • Computer Science 
  • Computer Security and Digital Forensics
  • Construction Engineering Technology 
  • Criminal Justice 
  • Dance 
  • Data Science - Computational Analytics 
  • Disability Studies 
  • Early Childhood Education 
  • Economics 
  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Engineering Technology 
  • English 
  • English Language Teaching 
  • Entrepreneurial Studies 
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
  • Environmental Engineering 
  • Environmental Professional Training
  • Environmental Science 
  • Exercise and Sport Science 
  • Facilities Management 
  • Fibers and Materials Studies 
  • Film and Media Arts 
  • Finance 
  • French 
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies 
  • Genome Medicine
  • Geographic Information Systems  
  • Geography and Urban Studies 
  • Geology 
  • German
  • Glass 
  • Global Studies 
  • Graphic and Interactive Design 
  • Health Informatics 
  • Health Information Management 
  • Health Professions 
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Horticulture 
  • Human Development 
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering 
  • Information Science and Technology 
  • International Business 
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Jazz Studies
  • Jewish Studies 
  • Journalism 
  • Kinesiology 
  • Landscape Architecture 
  • Latin American Studies 
  • Legal Studies 
  • Liberal Studies 
  • Linguistics 
  • Management Information Systems 
  • Marketing 
  • Mathematics 
  • Mathematics With Teaching 
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Media Studies and Production 
  • Metals and Jewelry 
  • Middle Grades Education 
  • Music Composition
  • Music Education 
  • Music History (Bassoon; Brass; Cello; Clarinet; Classical Guitar; Double Bass; Euphonium; Flute; French Horn; Harp; Harpsichord; Keyboard; Oboe; Percussion; Piano; Saxophone; String; Trombone; Trumpet; Tuba; Viola; Violin; Voice; Woodwind)
  • Music Technology 
  • Music Theory
  • Music Therapy 
  • Musical Theater 
  • National Park Service Management 
  • Natural Sciences 
  • Neuroscience 
  • Nursing 
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Orchestral Music
  • Painting 
  • Performance 
  • Performing Arts 
  • Pharmaceutical Science 
  • Philosophy 
  • Photography 
  • Physics 
  • Physics With Teaching 
  • Political Science 
  • Printmaking 
  • Psychology
  • Public Health 
  • Public Relations 
  • Real Estate 
  • Religion
  • Risk Management and Insurance 
  • Science With Teaching  
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education 
  • Social Work 
  • Sociology
  • Spanish 
  • Special Education 
  • Speech, Language, and Hearing Science 
  • Sport and Recreation Management 
  • Statistics 
  • Storm Water Management 
  • Supply Chain Management 
  • Sustainability
  • Theater 
  • Theory
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management  
  • Visual Studies 




Above:  Inside the student center at Temple, where international flags are on proud display.

image: news.temple.edu




4. What graduate programs are available at Temple University?

Graduate students at Temple can earn Masters degrees in any of the following fields of study: 

  • Accomplished Teaching 
  • Accountancy 
  • Actuarial Science 
  • Adult and Organizational Development 
  • Advertising
  • African American Studies 
  • American Sign Language 
  • American Studies 
  • Anthropology Applied Behavior Analysis 
  • Applied Biostatistics  
  • Applied Mathematics 
  • Applied Sociology 
  • Architecture 
  • Art Education 
  • Art History
  • Art Therapy 
  • Autism Endorsement 
  • Biochemistry 
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioinnovation  
  • Biology 
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biosimilars and Generic Drugs 
  • Biophysics 
  • Biotechnology 
  • Business Administration 
  • Business Analytics 
  • Business Management 
  • Career and Technical Education 
  • Ceramics 
  • Chamber Music 
  • Chemistry 
  • Chemistry With Teaching 
  • Chinese
  • Choral Conducting 
  • City and Regional Planning 
  • Civil Engineering 
  • Classical Piano
  • Classical Voice
  • Classics  
  • Clinical Research and Translational Medicine 
  • Communication and Social Influence 
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders 
  • Community Development 
  • Computer and Systems Security 
  • Computer Science 
  • Computer Security and Digital Forensics
  • Construction Engineering Technology 
  • Corporate Compliance and Ethics 
  • Counseling Psychology 
  • Creative Writing 
  • Criminal Justice 
  • Cyber Defense and Information Assurance 
  • Dance 
  • Data Science - Computational Analytics 
  • Digital Innovation in Marketing 
  • Disability Studies 
  • Early Childhood Education 
  • Economics 
  • Educational Leadership 
  • Educational Psychology 
  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Engineering Management 
  • Engineering Technology 
  • English 
  • English Language Teaching 
  • Entrepreneurial Studies 
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
  • Environmental Engineering 
  • Environmental Health 
  • Environmental Professional Training
  • Environmental Science 
  • Epidemiology 
  • Exercise and Sport Science 
  • Facilities Management 
  • Fibers and Materials Studies 
  • Film and Media Arts 
  • Financial Engineering 
  • Forensic Chemistry  
  • French 
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies 
  • Genome Medicine
  • Geographic Information Systems  
  • Geography and Urban Studies 
  • Geology 
  • German
  • Glass 
  • Global Clinical and Pharmacovigilance Regulations
  • Globalization and Development Communication 
  • Graduate Tax 
  • Graphic and Interactive Design 
  • Health Informatics 
  • Health Information Management 
  • Health Policy and Management 
  • Health Professions 
  • High Performance Computing for Scientific Applications 
  • Higher Education 
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Horticulture 
  • Human Development 
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering 
  • Information Science and Technology 
  • Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship 
  • Instructional Learning Technology 
  • International Business 
  • Investment Management 
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Jazz Studies
  • Jewish Studies 
  • Journalism 
  • Kinesiology 
  • Landscape Architecture 
  • Latin American Studies 
  • Law 
  • Legal Studies 
  • Liberal Arts 
  • Linguistics 
  • Management Information Systems
  • Manufacturing  
  • Marketing 
  • Mathematics 
  • Mathematics With Teaching 
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Media Studies and Production 
  • Metals and Jewelry 
  • Middle Grades Education
  • Music  
  • Music Composition
  • Music Education 
  • Music Technology 
  • Music Theory
  • Music Therapy 
  • Musical Theater 
  • National Park Service Management 
  • Natural Sciences 
  • Neuroscience 
  • Neuromotor Science 
  • Nursing 
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Opera 
  • Oral Biology 
  • Orchestral Music
  • Painting 
  • Performance 
  • Performing Arts 
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmacy  
  • Philosophy 
  • Photography 
  • Physician Assistant 
  • Physics 
  • Physics With Teaching 
  • Political Science 
  • Printmaking 
  • Psychological Research 
  • Public Health 
  • Public Relations 
  • Real Estate 
  • Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance 
  • Religion
  • Risk Management and Insurance 
  • School Leadership 
  • School Psychology 
  • Science With Teaching  
  • Scientific Writing 
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education 
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 
  • Social Work 
  • Sociology
  • Spanish 
  • Special Education 
  • Speech, Language, and Hearing Science 
  • Sport and Recreation Management 
  • Sport Business 
  • Statistics 
  • Sterile Process Manufacturing 
  • Storm Water Management 
  • String Pedagogy 
  • Sustainability
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 
  • Theater 
  • Theory
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management 
  • Training and Organizational Development 
  • Travel and Tourism 
  • Urban Bioethics 
  • Urban Education 
  • Urban School Leadership  
  • Vocal Arts 



Click here to see a Complete List of PhD Programs at Temple, including professional programs in medicine and law. 




Above: The Educational and Biomedical Research building at Temple.

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5. What programs are offered at the Temple University Law School?

The Beasley School of Law features a range of academic areas of interest for aspiring lawyers.

In addition to course studies, the law program at Temple involves clinics, externships, mock trials, community service opportunities, and study-abroad programs. 


Here's an alphabetical list of the top 20 fields of study at the Beasley School of Law:  

  • Asian Law
  • Business Law
  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts 
  • Criminal Law 
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law 
  • Healthcare Law 
  • Intellectual Property and Technology Law 
  • International Law
  • Jurisprudence  
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation 
  • Public Interest Law 
  • Tax Law
  • Torts 
  • Transnational Law 
  • Trial Advocacy 




Above: The Beasley School of Law at Temple

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6. How much does it cost to attend Temple University?

The total cost of attendance at Temple varies by school, by program, and by residency status.

Here is a breakdown of the range of tuition and fees for the upcoming academic year (these numbers are approximations for planning purposes only): 


Undergraduate Studies

  • $8,000 to $11,000 per semester for Pennsylvania residents
  • $14,000 to $18,000 per semester for enrollments from out of state
  • $650 to $925 per credit hour for Pennsylvania residents attending the college part time
  • $1,100 to $1,500 per credit hour for part time out of state enrollments


Graduate Studies

$750 to $2,300 per credit hour for all students attending the graduate college part time, although the cost of certain programs will vary based on residency status. 


The annual tuition for the Beasley School of Law is as follows:

JD Programs: 

  • $20,000 to $25,000 per year for Pennsylvania rsidents
  • $31,000to $39,000 per year for out of state enrollments

or

  • $1,000 per credit hour for Pennsylvania residents 
  • $1,600 per credit hour for out of state enrollments


LLM Programs: 

  • $25,000 to $30,000 per year for all students 

or

  • $1,350 per credit hour for all students 


These costs do not include room and board, or certain mandatory fees. 

Other fees may also apply, such as application fees, university services fees, technology fees, insurance fees, registration fees, and others. 

Many incoming and continuing students are eligible for financial aid. They need only to complete the "FAFSA" form. Aid may come in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, work study programs, or private donations. 




Above: Inside the Science Education and Research Center at Temple.

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Above: The athletic complex at Temple

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7. What is the Temple University campus like?

The main campus of TU spans roughly 115 urban acres in north central Philadelphia, about four miles north of downtown Philly (also known as Center City). 

The campus features a diverse and convenient collection of food trucks, serving throughout the day. 

Campus landmarks, attractions, and photo ops include a bronze owl statue, the Paley Library, the 110-foot-tall Bell Tower, the Founders Garden (surrounded by O'Connor Plaza), and quite a few residence halls. 

Student housing is available, both on and off campus. 

A car is not a necessity for this area, as the town is very walkable, and public transportation is abundant




Above: A student housing complex on Temple's main campus

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The school colors are cherry and white. The varsity athletes at Temple are called the Owls. They play for the NCAA Division 1 - The American Philadelphia Big 5.

Intercollegiate sports for men and women at Temple include:  

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross Country
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf 
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer 
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field 


Above: The Owls in action

image: slate.com




Also offered on campus are numerous club and intramural sports, such as some of the ones listed above, as well as aerobics, badminton, figure skating, and ice hockey, among others.  


Aside form athletics, Temple also features several hundred student interest groups and organizations, in a broad range of interests. Among the diverse collection of student groups are a Muslim Women Students Association, a choral directors group, an Art History organization, a Bible Club, a Cat Club, a Poetry Collective, and hundreds of others. 


Away from campus, the city of Philadelphia is electrified with captivating cultural attractions and many fine restaurants. 

Visit the Philadelphia Doll Museum. Or catch a game at the Liacouras Arena. Or travel south on the commercially vibrant North Broad Street to Chinatown or Center City. 





8. What are the distance learning options at Temple University?

When it comes to distance learning options, Temple does not fall behind. The school offers distance learning degrees at all levels (Bachelors degree, Masters degree, and professional certificates).

Online degrees can be earned at Temple in the following disciplines:  

  • Athletic Training
  • Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing and Regulatory Affairs 
  • Biosimilars and Generic Drug 
  • Business Administration
  • Clinical Trial Management  
  • College Access and Success 
  • Communication Management 
  • Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution 
  • Destination Management 
  • Digital Education Leadership  
  • Digital Innovation in Marketing 
  • Drug Development 
  • Food QA and RA 
  • Global Pharmacovigilance: Benefit-Risk Assessment 
  • Global Tourism 
  • GMPs for the 21st Century 
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Health Informatics 
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Labeling, Advertising, and Promotions 
  • Medical Devices 
  • Military Counseling 
  • Music Education 
  • Pharmaceutical Development 
  • Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance 
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 
  • Social Work 
  • Sport Business
  • Strategic Communication and Cross Cultural Leadership 
  • Sterile Process Manufacturing 
  • Tourism Analytics 
  • Travel and Tourism 


Also available at Temple Online are a number of non credit and continuing education courses, such as: 

  • A to Z Grant Writing
  • Certificate in Customer Service
  • eMarketing Essentials Certificate
  • GRE Preparation
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Introduction to SQL
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Mobile Marketing Certificate
  • Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Practical Math for the Workplace
  • Social Media and Online Tools for K-12 Teachers
  • Solar Power Professional
  • Video Game Design
  • Writing for ESL

...among others. 




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9. What is the contact information for Temple University?

To reach the main campus of Temple in Philadelphia, or for general information, call 215-204-7000

To reach the Center City campus of Temple, call 215-204-8822. 

To contact the Beasley School of Law, call 215-204-7861. 

To reach the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, call 215-707-2000. 

For the School of Podiatry at Temple, call 215-629-0300. 


To inquire about Distance Learning options at Temple, call 215-204-7701.




Above: Downtown Philly (North Broad Street)

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