Temple University

Temple University

Temple University is a state-related public research university located in Philadelphia, United States. It was founded in the year 1884 and came to be known as Temple College in 1888. It gained the status of a university in 1907. Temple University offers over 300 degree programs through the following academic divisions:

  • Ambler College
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Health Professions
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Music and Dance, Boyer
  • College of Science and Technology
  • Graduate School
  • School of Art, Tyler
  • School of Business and Management, Fox
  • School of Communications and Theater
  • School of Dentistry, Maurice H. Kornberg
  • School of Law, Beasley
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Podiatric Medicine
  • School of Social Administration

Temple University's sports teams are nicknamed the Owls. They are members of the Atlantic Ten Conference.

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Contacting Temple University

Temple University
1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia , PA 19122-6096
General Phone: (215) 204-7000

Temple University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management1,172business management, electronic commerce, accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, labor relations, organizational behavior, international business, MIS, ...
Liberal Arts736American studies, Asian studies, Latin American studies, African-American studies, women's studies, linguistics, Russian language, German language, French language, ...
Education and Teaching734educational administration, urban education, adult education, elementary school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, teacher education, art education, business teaching, English teaching, ...
Medicine661neuroscience, dentistry, oral pathology, endodontology, orthodontology, periodontics, medicine, pharmacy, pharmaceutics and drug design, ...
Therapy and Counseling602psychology, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, counseling psychology, child psychology, experimental psychology, social psychology, school psychology, educational psychology, ...
Media554mass communication, journalism, broadcast journalism, radio and television, organizational communications, public relations, advertising, public relations and advertising
Law480law, foreign lawyers, international law, tax law, legal research, legal professions
Science364biology, biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, anatomy, bacteriology, physiology, pharmacology, epidemiology, ...
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy301parks and recreation studies, exercise science, occupational therapy, recreational therapy
Family and Social Work238social work
Security and Law Enforcement224criminal justice and safety
Photography and Commercial Art202film studies, photography, printmaking
Drama and Performing Arts171dance, drama, theatre design, acting, directing
Fine Arts133art history and criticism, painting, sculpture, ceramics, textile arts, metal and jewelry
Nursing and Emergency Medicine111registered nursing
Engineering105engineering, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
Medical Administration97health care facilities management, medical records admin, environmental health, public health education, community health
Architecture and Planning93architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture
Computer Science and Engineering86computer and info science, information technology, information science, computer engineering courses
Hospitality86hospitality management
Religion and Philosophy57philosophy, religion, Jewish studies
Medical Support and Technology54audiology and speech pathology
Music51music, music history and theory, music performance, music theory and composition, conducting, piano, voice, jazz, music pedagogy ...
Design35graphic design
Engineering Technician33engineering technology, civil engineering tech, electromechanical tech, energy systems tech, environmental engineering tech, manufacturing tech
Mathematics30mathematics, applied mathematics courses, statistics
Art Studies26art studies
Conservation and Resource Management24environmental studies, environmental science
Landscaping and Horticulture18applied horticulture, horticultural science
Real Estate and Construction Management14real estate

Number of programs and degrees for Temple University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years43
Associate's degree91
Bachelor's degree4,979119
Master's degree1,273105
Doctor's degree40955
First-professional degree8115
First-professional certificate02
Post-master's certificate72

Temple University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Temple University had a total enrollment of 34,696 students (27,885 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 72%
Graduate 19%
First Professional 9%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 57%
Black 15%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 10%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 23%
20-21 25%
22-24 22%
25-29 15%
30-34 6%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey11%
New York5%
(International Students)1%
Washington, DC1%

Temple University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 85 %
Part-Time 89 %

Temple University Room and Board (2007)

Temple University offers campus housing for 5,000 of its 27,885 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Temple University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500600
SAT Math510610
SAT Writing490590
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT97%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT15%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Temple University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 11,448
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,468
Room and board $ 8,884
Room charge $ 5,866
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,018
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,900

Financial Aid:
Temple University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 337100)

Temple University Faculty

Temple University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track11877
Non-tenured and not on tenure track495343

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year10$146,8002*
Associate professorcalendar year19$120,3609$110,119
Assistant professorcalendar year18$68,9768$74,884
Instructorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year48$105,24320$100,519

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year317$124,10485$118,253
Associate professoracademic year210$88,799162$83,918
Assistant professoracademic year244$62,187193$62,488
Instructoracademic year49$53,07955$51,827
All faculty totalacademic year820$92,394495$77,893

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Temple University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mid-American Conference
Basketball Atlantic 10 Conference
Baseball Atlantic 10 Conference
Track Atlantic 10 Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports53139192

Temple University Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Labor and Industrial Relations
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Directing and Theatrical Production
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Technical Teacher Education
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Urban Education and Leadership

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
Engineering Technology, General
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
Metal and Jewelry Arts

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Horticultural Science

International Law and Legal Studies (LLM, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
Programs for Foreign Lawyers (LLM, MCL)
Tax Law/Taxation (LLM, JSD/SJD)

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Arabic Language and Literature
Asian Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
Geography, Other
German Language and Literature
Hebrew Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics, Other
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Broadcast Journalism
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Organizational Communication, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Environmental Health
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Public Health Education and Promotion

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Clinical and Industrial Drug Development (MS, PhD)
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Endodontics/Endodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)
Oral Biology and Oral Pathology (MS, PhD)
Orthodontics/Orthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Periodontics/Periodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Podiatric Medicine/Podiatry (DPM)

Jazz/Jazz Studies
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Pedagogy
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Piano and Organ
Voice and Opera

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Molecular Biology
Physics, General
Physiology, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
Counseling Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology
Educational Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Music Therapy/Therapist
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
School Psychology
Social Psychology

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% of degrees in fine arts
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% of degrees in drama and performing arts
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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