Temple University
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6096


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 39,296
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 7%
Student to faculty ratio 15:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 5,926 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
(The institution has its own hospital)
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Temple University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 33,139 applications and 17,295 students were granted admission. Temple University is at the #50 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Temple University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $26,376 and in-state students paid $15,384.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 91% of Temple University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 28% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,520 (which is 2% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Temple University in 2016-2017, was 3,158, which is 65% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,429 (which is 2.4% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Temple University has enrolled a total of 39,296 students (33,702 students full-time and 5,594 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 39,296 students, 2,552 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 47% men and 53% women and 29,275 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 10,021 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,103 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 54%

Black/African American: 12%

Asian: 11%

Non-resident alien: 8%

Hispanic: 6%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%

Two or more races: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Temple University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 21% 5,678 395
Health Professions And Related Programs 13% 3,493 941
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 9% 2,538
Visual And Performing Arts 6% 1,653
Education 6% 1,639
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 6% 1,491
Social Sciences 4% 1,019
Psychology 3% 912
Legal Professions And Studies 3% 877
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 3% 861

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Temple University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Temple University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $36,900. Last year, out of the total 9,379 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 8,629 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 9,548 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 8,593 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $36,900 $48,600
Employment Rate 92% 90%
Total Graduates 9,379 9,548

Campus Location

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