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
Some Dorms Show Their Age – In general, the newer dorms are extremely nice: they offer private bathrooms, amenities such as swimming pools, lounges, convenience stores, and gyms, and generally feel alive, welcoming, and warm. In contrast to this, older dorms (such as Peabody or Johnson &amp; Hardwick Halls) have communal bathrooms for the entire floor, are poorly lit, and offer no amenities whatsoever. If you're lucky to get assigned to a newly built dorm: great! If not, Philadelphia always offers off-campus housing at competitive rates.
  • College Junior
  • Sep 7 2012
Fox School of Business One of the Best – I'm an entrepreneurship major at Temple University, and so far I'm incredibly happy with what I've learned in just my freshman year, despite taking only base business courses and general education requirements. The Fox School of Business is one of the best in the nation, and I now understand why. I've learned the difference between different business dress styles and what's appropriate for each, I've also learned better time management skills, networking skills, and how to build a decent resume, and all in the course of a year! And the professors are incredibly willing to help you if you have trouble with the coursework as long as you're making an effort in their classes.
  • College Sophomore
  • July 30 2012