Temple University Review

Temple University is a 4-year, public school serving more than 35,000 students in the metropolitan area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This public research university is renowned for its professional programs, including those related to law, dentistry, medicine and pharmacy.

Temple University Overview

Temple University was first founded in Philadelphia in 1884 and currently offers more than 300 academic degree programs across eight national campuses. It also offers international branches in London, Rome and Tokyo.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has named Temple University a research university of high research activity. It is one of only three public research universities in the state of Pennsylvania. This school has a strong selection of professional programs, but also offers 125 undergraduate programs through 17 different schools and colleges, ranging from liberal arts and technology to communications.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

Undergraduate students applying to Temple University can apply online by submitting an application, along with high school grades, an essay and standardized test scores. Students are selected based upon their grades, recommendations and extracurricular activities. Out of 18,800 applications received each year, approximately 11,200 are accepted into Temple University.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

The main campus of Temple University spans across 186 acres of land just 1.5 miles north of Philadelphia. In addition to academic and residence buildings, the campus hosts a state-of-the-art Health Sciences Center for students studying dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and other health professions. Other centers and institutes include the Center for Asian Health, Center for Obesity Research and Education, Institute for Public Affairs, Center for Sustainable Communities and Institute for Aging.

Schools and Colleges at Temple University

  • Fox School of Business and Management
  • School of Communications and Theater
  • Tyler School of Art
  • College of Education
  • Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry
  • College of Health Professions and Social Work
  • School of Environmental Design
  • College of Engineering
  • Beasley School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • Boyer College of Music and Dance
  • School of Social Work
  • School of Podiatric Medicine
  • College of Science and Technology
  • School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • School of Pharmacy

Contact Information

  • Address: 1801 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
  • Phone Number: (215) 204-7000