Academics

Location
Philadelphia, PA
Undergrads
24,382
Tuition (in-state)
$23,422 ($13,596)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Academics: Not the best, but fairly good.

3 College Junior

Academics: There are many classes to choose from. Registration can get hectic.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Advertising is a great major, there are very few tests and it's more about getting a good grasp of the material than anything else.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics offered at Temple University is diverse and a great cultural experience. My professors have been very inspirational and provide real world topics to address their coursework. Many of my professors have become a mentor to me. I am able to get recommendations and references from my professors due to the teacher student relationships that have been built. The guide that the professors at Temple University offer will go a long way for my future.

1 College Junior

Academics: I hate my program, Health Information Management. It is very small, even though it is a growing major.The curriculum is set and if you cannot pass the class with a 73, you have to retake the class, but the worse part is that it is only offer once a year, therefore your schedule will be messed up. Many of the classes seems repetitive, I learned about the same material over and over again.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 75th
    Best Technology in the Classroom
  • 153rd
    Best Course Variety
  • 503rd
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 613rd
    Best Online Course Options
  • 861st
    Most Flexible Curriculums

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

The foundation of education at Temple is based on core classes along with core requirements for majors. Temple has a goal for each student to be well rounded. Temple has some leniency toward academic criteria, offering fun classes in topics such as event planning, golf, SCUBA diving, gymnastics, and Shakespeare. When scheduling classes online, be prepared to wake up at the crack of dawn so that you will get into the classes you need. Most students are not sure what they want to study, and it’s not uncommon for some to change their majors; however, if you change your major, it can be a setback when it comes to finishing on time.

Unfortunately, a lot of professors at Temple have accents that tend to bore you half to death, but there are numerous tutorial sessions and workshops available to help students. There are mixed feelings about the teachers. Many feel the staff is not enthused about the topics they are teaching, but overall, students feel that the teachers aren’t that bad. Get to know your professors, and ask them for assistance if you need it. Students seem to focus more on the quality of the professors than class material. The great thing about Temple is that, because of its size, people you interview with for employment after college know someone who went to Temple or have gone to Temple themselves. The Temple name carries weight in the realm of business, communications, and sciences.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
15:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
1,453
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
1,456
Total FT Faculty
1,935
Faculty with Terminal Degree
76%
Average Faculty Salary
$94,259
Full-Time Retention Rate
87%
Part-Time Retention Rate
65%
Transfer-Out Rate
22%
Graduation Rate
66%
Programs/Majors Offered
158
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 33%
  • 20 to 49 students: 58%
  • 50 or more students: 9%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: Yes
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Beasley School of Law
  • Boyer College of Music and Dance
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Health Professions and Social Work
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science and Technology
  • Fox School of Business and Management
  • Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry
  • School of Communication and Theater
  • School of Environmental Design
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Podiatric Medicine
  • School of Social Work
  • School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Tyler School of Art
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Certificate
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Elementary Education: 3%
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General: 2%
  • Psychology: 2%
  • Social Work: 2%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • General education
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cooperative education program
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Exchange student program (domestic)
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
  • Programs in a number of countries
Online Courses
Temple offers online classes, and classes can start as late as 9 p.m.
Best Places to Study
  • Howard Gittis Student Center, second floor
  • Paley Libraries
  • Starbucks
  • Study lounges and computer labs in any academic building
  • Tech Center
  • Tuttleman Learning Center
Tips to Succeed
  • Don't rely on advisers to tell you about your schedule.
  • Get involved in different organizations.
  • Network.
  • Pay your housing deposit on time.
  • Switching your major abruptly can add extra time to your academic career.
Did You Know?
  • Temple is made up of campuses across the state of Pennsylvania, including Main, Temple University Center City (TUCC), Temple University Harrisburg (TUH), Temple University Fort Washington (TUFW), Temple University Ambler (TUA), and Health Science Campus (HSC).
  • Your parents can buy you a goody bag, which is a container filled with candy, cookies, snacks, and fruit. It is offered at the end of each semester, right before finals.
  • Temple has five campuses outside of Philly, including Tokyo, Rome, and Harrisburg, Pa. Temple also has programs in Spain, Ireland, Singapore, and Great Britain.
  • Temple is one of the few universities that offers a Ph.D. in African American studies.

Student Polls

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 25 responses

  • 42% Bill Cosby - comedian, actor, author
  • 19% Bob Saget - comedian, actor
  • 9% Jill Scott - R&B singer
  • 5% Hall & Oates - pop music duo
  • 5% Adam McKay - film director
  • 4% Tim Heidecker - half of "Tim and Eric" comedy team
  • 4% Jamie Thorn - graphics producer, "SportsCenter"
  • 4% John F. Street
  • 2% Paul F. Tompkins - actor, comedian
  • 2% Tom Sizemore - actor
  • 2% Andrew Hussie
  • 2% Kunal Nayyar- actor
  • 2% James E. Beasley, Sr. - Lawyer
  • 0% Michael Schoeffling - actor

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 141 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 141 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

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