Diversity

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

Diversity: There are a ton of different people

4 College Senior

Diversity: There is students from all over the world, with diverse economic background, political beliefs, religions, etc.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: If you like meeting alot of people from many different cultures and backgrounds then Temple is for you.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Everyone is different and being here opens your eyes to different things.

5 College Senior

Diversity: Temple's one of the most diverse campuses in US.

1 person found this useful Report
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  • 92nd
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  • 156th
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  • 1304th
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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Temple broadcasts the fact that it is a diverse school. It has a large population representative of most ethnicities, but Temple is a predominantly white school. Still, with all the diversity at Temple, you could possibly find someone from the same hometown, with the same birth date, and with the same major. During the first year at Temple, you will see the same faces, but once you start exploring Temple, you will definitely see how diverse it really is.

Diversity is one of the main reasons why many Temple students decide to come here every year. There is at least one person from the school that will have a different religion, creed, background, or race, and it doesn’t hurt to get to know that person, even if only for your personal growth. What’s amazing at Temple, or probably most diverse colleges, is that you meet people you never thought existed.

Facts & Statistics

African American
14%
Asian
10%
Hispanic
4%
International
3%
Native American
0%
White
59%
Unknown
9%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
21%
Common States of Residence
  • Connecticut
  • Foreign countries
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • New York
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 26%
20-21: 31%
22-24: 22%
25+: 20%
Female Faculty
37%
Male Faculty
63%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 6%
Asian American: 9%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 5%
Native American: 0%
White: 70%
Unknown: 8%
Gay Pride
The campus is tolerable to those who are gay.
Political Activity
Most, if not all, campus organizations get involved in some political issue or another, whether locally or nationally. Issues involve everything from gay rights to abortion to discrimination. Temple University and its students have really become known for deep roots in the community.
Economic Status
The students at Temple come from different backgrounds financially. You will never hear anyone speak of the "rich kids" or anything like that-Temple students seem humble in their status.
Most Common Religions
There are a few Christian clubs and groups on campus that hold events. The Muslim Students Association is probably the largest religious club on campus.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are several minority organizations on campus; for example, Black Student Union, Cambodian Association, and Hillel. All of these organizations have made their mark on the campus community and the people that they serve.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 160 responses

  • 2% Libertarian
  • 19% Not sure
  • 1% Very conservative
  • 6% Conservative
  • 33% Moderate
  • 31% Liberal
  • 8% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 160 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 1% Very conservative
  • 1% Conservative
  • 21% Moderate
  • 28% Not sure
  • 39% Liberal
  • 11% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 160 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 159 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 160 responses

  • 2% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 2% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 27% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 68% Very accepting.

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