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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors are general nice and easy to get help from while there are few that is unreasonable and not fair on grading. The workload here are average.

5 College Junior

Academics: The academics at my school are pretty fair. You have to make sure you stay on top of your work no matter what the major, minor, or gen ed class it is. the professors are great as well as the TA's. the special study options are always available. The registration process is organized, but it takes so long because of the amount of students that go to Temple University. The most popular place to study at is the Tech. It is 24 hours and it have Starbucks! Overall the academics are great and fair and offer plenty of help with any class at any time if you seek it.

3 College Freshman

Academics: The registration process and logistics are simple and easy, all the computer systems are set up well for registration and the like. Unfortunately, professors are extremely hit or miss here - I've probably had a 50-50 split between great and awful. We do get to enjoy the Tech Center and the library, both of which are fantastic places to teach yourself the material you may not have learned in class.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Diversity of programs, diversity among professors and student body. Ease of registration, manageable workloads and flexible study options and various study areas.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: There are a wide range of classes to choose from for any one and thats great. The professors are great helpful and understanding and the cirriculum is easy to follow

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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

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 268 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • 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.
  • 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 often do you:    Based on 153 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 153 responses

  • 20% This was my dream school.
  • 63% This was one of my top choices.
  • 17% This was a school I settled for (safety school).

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