Temple University

4,710 reviews
  1. Philadelphia, PA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C+
Temple University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
Address
1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Website

Temple University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
62%
SAT Range
1010-1230
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$19,435/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,176/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,574/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,738/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,953/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,467/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.318 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.322 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.320 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
24,990Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 209 responses
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  • Diverse
    34%
  • There is no "typical student" at this school
    31%
  • Everybody is there own person.
    15%
  • Suburban middle class kid
    11%
  • Hipsters, skaters, future ceos, hippies
    4%
  • Everybody is their own person.
    3%
  • Perseverantia Vincit
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.380 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.470 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 224 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    28%
  • Diverse, Research, Upcoming
    18%
  • Fairly diverse, spirited, and fun to attend
    16%
  • Very diverse, energetic and fun
    14%
  • Amazing, diverse, on the rise.
    11%
  • Regular
    4%
  • Best overall school on the east coast
    4%

After Temple University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.231 responses

Reviews

4,710 reviews
  • Excellent
    762
  • Very Good
    1702
  • Average
    1815
  • Poor
    300
  • Terrible
    131
My experience at Temple has been phenomenal overall! I'm in the Fox School of Business and I could not have asked for a better quality of education or professors! I feel once I graduate, I will be more than prepared to step out into the world. I like the fact Fox fosters independence, creativity, and innovation. They don't coddle you here at all and it really forces you to mature and find yourself. This is something I will be eternally grateful for. You will also never be bored at Temple either! There is always something going on and there's an abundance of clubs/extracurricular. There is literally something for everyone to get involved in. You also have the entire city of Philadelphia at your dispense as well!
  • College Junior
  • Aug 20 2015
So far, I love Temple University! At first, Temple was at the bottom my college list. I grew up in the suburbs and I was not so sure that I would feel comfortable or do well in the city. Also, Temple has a bad reputation from the perspective of a suburban person because many may assume that because of its location, Temple is a very dangerous and unsafe school to attend, however, I found out the exact opposite after visiting there and attending there. Temple University is one of the brightest parts of the city with street lights and people always on the street whether they are a local, a student or a cop. Temple has so much security it is more than enough. There are bike cops on just about every block, and blue security poles around campus that allow students to click a red button if they feel uncomfortable or in immediate danger and with the click of a button, a group of cops will come to the rescue (not exaggerating). The academics are top notch and the school that I attend, which is the fox business school, is rated in the top ten in the region. I fell in love with the city because everything is easy to access unlike the suburbs and the opportunities are endless.
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 22 2015
I lived in James S. White Hall my freshman year of school. It was really nice compared to what you typically see in movies. It was a suite so we had our own bathroom and common area, which made it much more spacious and private than a communal setting. I was apart of the Resident Hall Association so I really got to see what the University wanted to do for Campus Housing. They were always planning social events and competitions between dormitories which was really interesting and fun to attend! As for pricing, when you break down how much you are paying per month it isn't worth the money even when you include the amenities (laundry, study rooms). Despite the pricing it is a great way to meet new friends that you'll have for the rest of your life.
  • College Sophomore
  • 10 months ago