Temple University, founded in 1884, is a public, comprehensive university. Dr. Russell H. Conwell started the institution in 1884 with just seven students. Now, with approximately 30,000 students, the university is one of the nation's senior comprehensive research institutions. It offers specialized programs all over the world. At Temple, students have all the excitement of a large city within walking distance. They also have a choice of campuses. Temple offers a choice and a challenge: unlimited possibilities to each undergraduate to shape their future. Its 95-acre main campus is located in the center of Philadelphia.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
25,967
Undergraduates
11,478
Men - 44.2%
14,490
Women - 55.8%
9,600
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
72% of 37,571 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.46
SAT Math
610 average
SAT EBRW
615 average
ACT Composite
28 average
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $32,500
Out-of-state: $45,724
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $17,378
Out-of-state: $30,602
Room and Board
$11,950
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Freshman Award
$14,457
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$40,264
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,456
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
8%
10-19
30%
20-29
29%
30-39
16%
40-49
9%
50-99
6%
Over 100
3%
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Philadelphia Population
1,578,487
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
16% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
The Owl
Sororities
8% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
13.4%
Black/African-American
15.1%
Hispanic/Latino
8.9%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.6%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
55.4%
Unknown
2.4%
International Students
3.4% from 102 countries
First-Year Students Returning
86.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
56.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
65%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
19.4%
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