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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I was taking prerequisites for a Masters in Speech Pathology. This course work was spread over 3 semesters so the work load was not unbearable. I was accepted into the Masters program which is rated one of the best on the East coast. Graduates of the program have 100% success at Job Placement. I'm looking forward to it.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am happy with all the Professors with whom I came in contact. I look forward to attending Graduate school at Temple since the department and professors have a great reputation.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Fox School of Business is ranked in the top 5 business schools in the nation. If that doesn't speak for itself then I don't know what will. The professors are incredible and FOX provides many opportunities for you to jump start your career!

4 College Junior

Academics: The academics at temple are great, however I do wish there were more resources that nursing students could use as far as academics go.

College Freshman

Academics: Since I am only in my second semester of my freshman year, I have not been able to take any classes directly related to my major but I am looking forward to it.

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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 57 responses

  • 39% Bill Cosby - comedian, actor, author
  • 20% Bob Saget - comedian, actor
  • 9% Hall & Oates - pop music duo
  • 9% Jill Scott - R&B singer
  • 4% Jamie Thorn - graphics producer, "SportsCenter"
  • 4% Adam McKay - film director
  • 3% Paul F. Tompkins - actor, comedian
  • 2% Tim Heidecker - half of "Tim and Eric" comedy team
  • 2% Tom Sizemore - actor
  • 2% John F. Street
  • 1% Andrew Hussie
  • 1% Michael Schoeffling - actor
  • 1% Kunal Nayyar- actor
  • 1% James E. Beasley, Sr. - Lawyer
  • 1% Jesse Williams- actor
  • 1% Kevin Hart
  • 1% Jesse Williams - actor (Grey's Anatomy)

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 144 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 145 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 39 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 39 responses

  • 8% This was my dream school.
  • 77% This was one of my top choices.
  • 15% This was a school I settled for (safety school).

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