Temple University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

The Fox School of Business at Temple University
The Fox School of Business at Temple University. Mblumber / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

Temple University is selective, and the school has an acceptance rate of about 56 each year. Students with good grades, strong writing skills, and an overall solid application have a good chance of being admitted to the school. To apply, students will need to submit high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores (these are optional), and a personal statement. Students are also strongly encouraged to visit Temple's campus before applying.

 

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Admissions Data (2015)

Temple University Description

Temple University is a large public university located in North Philadelphia. Temple has 125 Bachelor Degree programs, and programs in business, education, and media are quite popular among undergraduates. Academics at Temple are supported by a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The university has a highly diverse student body with over 170 student clubs and organizations. The university also has an active Greek system. Students can join a range of clubs and activities, ranging from performing arts groups to academic honor societies, to community service, to recreational sports.

In athletics, the Temple Owls compete in the NCAA Division I American Athletic Conference.

Enrollment (2015)

  • Total Enrollment: 38,007 (28,609 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 88% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $16,274 (in-state); $27,266 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,426
  • Other Expenses: $4,348
  • Total Cost: $33,048 (in-state); $44,040 (out-of-state)

Temple University Financial Aid (2014 - 15)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 92%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 86%
    • Loans: 68%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,182
    • Loans: $8,494

Academic Programs

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 90%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 18%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 43%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 71%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Rowing, Soccer, Tennis, Baseball, Basketball, Gymnastics, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Rowing, Softball, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Fencing, Field Hockey

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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