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Temple University

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Founded in 1884 by Dr. Russell Conwell, Temple College was chartered in 1884 and became Temple University in 1907. Explore our traditions, read our Mission Statement, take a Virtual Tour or read about our Great Teachers.

As a comprehensive public research university, our 34,000 students can choose from 8 campuses and 300 academic degree programs including:

* 2 associate degree programs (Horticulture and General Studies)
* 125 bachelors programs
* 113 masters programs
* 52 doctoral programs
* 8 first-professional degree programs dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy, and podiatric medicine

Our 186-acre campus in suburban Ambler offers programs in community and regional planning, horticulture, landscape architecture and others. The Tyler School of Art is our 12-acre campus in Elkins Park, Pa., until the 2009 relocation to their new facility on Main Campus.

At our Fort Washington, Pa., location, students can attend the graduate and professional center for graduate and non-credit courses. At Temple University Center City, students can take undergraduate, graduate and non-credit courses.

We have a large and robust study abroad program with campuses in Rome and Tokyo, programs in London, Beijing, Paris, Mumbai and other sites around the world. Our president Dr. Hart and her husband fund a scholarship program to pay for first-year students' passport fees.

Our talented faculty and broad curriculum of nearly 300 academic programs provide superior educational opportunities for academically talented and highly motivated students, without regard to their status or station in life. Temple's richly diverse student population and the dramatic growth of our residential campus community of student scholars enrich the educational and extracurricular life of our people.

While the University especially serves students from Greater Philadelphia, it is enlivened by a rapidly increasing number of students from across Pennsylvania, throughout the nation, and around the world.We maintain an international presence with campuses in Tokyo and Rome and programs in London, Beijing, and six other locations worldwide.

A long-time leader in professional education, Temple prepares the largest body of practitioners in Pennsylvania; we are among the nation's largest educators in the combined fields of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, podiatry and law.

Quick Facts

Location : Mid-Atlantic
Setting : Large City Setting
Type :  Public
Size : Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Owls
Nickname: TU

Students & Campus Life

On Campus Housing : Available
Full Time Students : 99%
Athletic Programs:  Available


Average Tuition:  $ 9,640
Students Receiving Aid : 69%


Application Fee:  $35.00
Selectivity: Selective

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