Temple University

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

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Urban campus – check. Has shared outside campus areas – check. D1 athletic sports with football where the team plays in the cities pro football team’s stadium – check. Wide breadth of majors – check. Welcoming, diverse, located in the city of brotherly love – check, check and check. Yes, you have arrived at Temple University with so much to offer their students. Take a look. Check it out. You won’t be disappointed.

• Private
• Undergraduate enrollment – 29,580
• Admit rate – 57%
• Financial Aid forms required – FAFSA
• Retention rate – 90%
• Mid 50% SAT/ACT range – 560-660/24-29
• Student to faculty ratio – 14:1
• Urban campus
• Founded as a night school with their first graduating class in 1884
• 17 schools and colleges, 140+ degree programs
• Can take classes across departments
• Very simple to change majors across colleges and departments
• Average class size 29 students
• Have a core gen ed curriculum with a lot of choices for courses to take to fulfill the requirements
• Honors Program – Approx 2,200 students, courses are heavily discussion based
• Athletics – Div 1 with football, using the Eagles stadium for games
• 400+ clubs and organizations
• 2 subway stops on campus, just a couple of stops away, from the center of the city
• Shuttle service runs from dusk to dawn
• University spends time with students on how to navigate Philadelphia
• Guaranty housing for freshman and sophomores, supply for upperclassmen is limited but meets the need asked for. Many students live off campus as an upperclassmen
• Several campuses: Center City, Health Sciences Center, Ambler and Harrisburg (outside the city), Rome and Tokyo
• Self-reported high school transcripts
• Early Action – 11/1, decision by 1/10
• Rolling acceptance responses
• Can submit test scores or Temple optional essays. Test Optional but need to complete essays if doing so
• Avg SAT 1235, GPA 3.58, Avg ACT 27 (Weighted GPA)
• Honors Profile – 3.9 GPA, 1450 SAT, 32 ACT
• Honors Program – By invitation
• Superscore SAT but not the ACT
• Merit-based scholarships up to full tuition
• Start to send out financial aid award packages by 2/1
• Have to meet with your advisor at least once per semester
• 90 food trucks in and around campus

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