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
Temple Police are HARDCORE and in an area like Temple is in, it's necessary. I feel extremely safe walking around on campus except from the hours of 11pm-7am, when I'd prefer either to be in a large group or just not out at all. The exception to this is if you're studying at the tech or something, you can request a shuttle that will drop you off at your dorm or another location if it's between like 6pm-6am I think the hours are. Literally just don't be an idiot. All of the armed robberies that happen are usually off campus to a person who's walking alone at night, but on campus can be pretty sketchy too. Temple also offers walking escorts if you don't want to wait for the TU Flyer. All in all just don't be reckless!
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
Temple is a very unique school. Located in the northern half of Philadelphia, the offerings of the city are unparalleled. There is so much to explore and almost anything you could possibly want to do is just a subway ride away. The university itself is also quite nice. Temple has, for several years now, been constantly upgrading, renovating, and creating new buildings. The TECH Center is the largest computer lab of its kind in the country. Pearson and McGongile halls offer swimming pools, basketball and volleyball courts, boxing gyms, and martial arts clubs. Temple has a very strong international relationship with foreign universities and its own branch campuses. Many students are studying here from various countries and the study abroad program is extremely strong, with Temple's own campuses located in Rome and Tokyo. There are unlimited possibilities just waiting to be claimed and Temple offers something for every student.
  • Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
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