Temple University

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world rank  173

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University Overview

Founded in 1884, Temple University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Philadelphia (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. This institution also has a branch campus in Tokyo. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Temple University is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Temple University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 136 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. Temple University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym
Founded 1884
Motto Perseverantia Vincit
Perseverance Conquers
Colours Cherry and white

University Location

Address 1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia
19122-6096 Pennsylvania
United States
Tel +1 (215) 204 7000
Fax +1 (215) 204 5694
Other locations Tokyo

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 1st Floor Conwell Hall 1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia 19122-6096
(215) 2047200
888 340 2222

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 40,000-44,999
Academic Staff 4,000-4,499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Temple University's Library
Temple University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,988,283 physical volumes, 65,100 physical media, 164,194 digital/electronic medium and 712 licensed digital/electronic databases. Temple University's library has 5 branches.
Housing Yes
Temple University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 6,043 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Yes

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1965


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET
  • American Association for Leisure and Recreation (AALR), Council on Accreditation


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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