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Temple University Share Share

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Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Category
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Acceptance Rate

56.7%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

Tuition & Fees

$28,418

Average Salary in 10 Years

$59,000
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Temple University

Temple University is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is a large public school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 29,580 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat competitive with an acceptance rate of 56.7%.

Popular majors include Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Visual and Performing Arts, Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, and Health Professions and Related Programs. 71% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $42,200.

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🗺 1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
Mission Temple University is a national center of excellence in teaching and research with an international presence. Our talented faculty and broad curriculum of over 500 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 lives 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 longtime 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. In addition, we offer more than four dozen doctoral and more than 150 Master’s degree programs that contribute to research and scholarship. Temple seeks to create new knowledge that improves the human condition and uplifts the human spirit. To achieve this goal, we maintain our commitment to recruiting, retaining, and supporting outstanding faculty who prize diversity of thought, excel in scholarly endeavors and support the aspirations of capable students.
🌐 www.temple.edu
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Temple University has around 35,880 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 25% decide to enroll at Temple University. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 35,880 applicants 43% are men and 57% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 132 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 76 men.

Temple University's acceptance rate is 56.7%. The acceptance rate for men is 56.0% and the acceptance rate for women is 57.2%.

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Who applies to Temple University?

Number of Applicants

35,880

Number of Applicants per Spot

7
per spot

Male Applicants

43%

Female Applicants

57%
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Getting into Temple University

Temple University Acceptance Rate

56.7%

Getting in

Somewhat Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

56.0%

Female Acceptance Rate

57.2%
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Do Students Want to Go to Temple University?

Temple University Admissions Yield

25%
of accepted students choose to go to Temple University

Male Admissions Yield

26%

Female Admissions Yield

25%
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Admission Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
College Requirements
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Graduation Rate

71%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

68%

Women Graduation Rate

74%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Can you afford to attend Temple University?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$21,335
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$28,418
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$40,114
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$28,354
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$25,500
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$271
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Temple University would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

1%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Temple University Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

91%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

62%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Temple University you can visit sfs.temple.edu.

Temple University Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $40,114
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $28,354
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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How much money will you make after graduating from Temple University?

Temple University students, on average, make $59,000 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 9% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Temple University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Temple University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

8.7%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Temple University.

Median Earnings of Students from Temple University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Temple University.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Temple University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Temple University.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Temple University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Temple University.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Temple University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Temple University.
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Return on Education Share Share
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Temple University? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.5x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Temple University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Temple University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.3x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Temple University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Temple University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
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Student-Faculty Ratio

14
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$141,607
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-High
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Can you go to grad school at Temple University?

Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree
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Undergraduate Focus

74%

Undergrads

29,580

Total Students

39,967
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

9%

Students over 25

12%

Student Median Household Income

$66,651
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

53%
of undergraduates

Men

47%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Women

Temple University has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 89 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 113 women.

International Students

7%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Temple University

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Where are Students from?

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Temple University study?

Temple University Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Temple University are:

  1. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  2. Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  3. Visual and Performing Arts
  4. Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
  5. Health Professions and Related Programs
Approximately 57% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Will you be happy at Temple University?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

90%

Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate

56%

Students Who Transfer Out of Temple University

18%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Temple University has a retention rate of 90% for full-time undergrads, which is high.

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Undergraduate Transfers

2,502
8% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Medium-Low

Temple University has around 2,502 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 8% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Temple University as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

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City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000

948
in 2017
Source: FBI

City Rape Rate per 100,000

75
in 2017
Source: FBI
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Republican

Politically, Pennsylvania tends to be About even. In the 2016 Presidential election, 48% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 48% voted for the Republican party, and 2% voted for neither.

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