Temple University.

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About Temple University

Temple University (sometimes referred to as Temple or TU) is a state-related public university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1884 by the Baptist minister Russell Conwell. On May 12, 1888, it was renamed the Temple College of Philadelphia. By 1907, the institution revised its institutional status and was incorporated as a research university. As of 2019, about 40,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students were enrolled at the university. Temple is among the world's largest providers of professional education (law, medicine, podiatry, pharmacy, dentistry, engineering and architecture), preparing the largest body of professional practitioners in Pennsylvania.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and associate degrees
  • 29,037 students
  • 0.31 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available
  • www.temple.edu

Notable programs at Temple University

Visual and Performing Arts
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Visual and Performing Arts, Environmental Science, Biology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Neuroscience, and Business.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

20,333 students out of 35,880 applicants were accepted into Temple University.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Temple University was $28,418, while for in-state students it was $16,658. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $35,957.

The average financial aid at Temple University is $8,233. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $20,185 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Temple University

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

78% of undergraduate students at Temple University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Temple University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Temple University was of $11,696 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,112.

Diversity at Temple University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017