Temple University

1801 North Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6096
(888) 340-2222
Accrediting Agency:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Temple University is a public four-year institution located in Philadelphia, Pa. The school was originally founded in 1884 and has grown to serve nearly 37,000 students. Though the school has a strong reputation for its professional programs, students at the undergraduate and graduate levels have a number of other options as well. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked Temple number 60 on their list of the top public schools in the nation. In addition, Temple’s online graduate programs in business made the honor roll, earning recognition for their admissions selectivity, student engagement and accreditation, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology.

Programs Offered

Whether students are interested in a pre-professional track or a liberal arts program, they are likely to find a major that suits their interests at Temple University. Available areas of study include accounting, advertising, architecture, biotechnology, criminal justice, English, environmental science, health informatics, journalism, law, marketing, nursing, pharmacy, public health, real estate, social work, tourism and hospitality management, and urban education, among others. The university also has a distance learning division for those looking for more flexibility. Online and blended degree programs are available in physical therapy, occupational therapy, educational psychology, business administration, and quality assurance and regulatory affairs.


Temple University has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1921. In addition, the university’s programs in pharmacy, law, dentistry, occupational therapy, physical therapy, podiatry, psychology, audiology, speech-language pathology, health services administration, nursing, public health, medicine, art and design, dance, music, theatre, and teacher education have earned specialized accreditation.


Prospective Temple University students can submit their application online or, if they prefer to submit a paper copy, via mail. There is a $55 undergraduate application fee due at the time of submission. Students should also prepare to submit their official high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores. Students who have completed any other college coursework prior to enrolling at Temple should also submit these transcripts. In 2011, 63% of undergraduate students who applied were admitted. For more information about the admissions process for graduate, international, or transfer students, you can contact the admissions office or access the school’s website.

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