Temple University GPA, SAT and ACT Data

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Temple GPA, SAT and ACT Graph

Temple University GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
Temple University GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

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Discussion of Temple's Admissions Standards:

Admission to Temple University is selective, and well over a third of all applicants will not get in. Successful applicants typically have grades and standardized test scores that are at least a little above average. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that the majority of students who got acceptance letters had high school GPAs of 3.0 or higher, combined SAT scores of about 1000 or higher (RW+M), and ACT composite scores of 20 or higher. Having grades and test scores a bit above this lower range will improve your chances measurably. It's also important to note that you can apply to Temple using the "Temple Option"--a more holistic approach to admission that allows applicants to write a few short-answer essays rather than submit standardized test scores. Realize that most students admitted through this option have high school GPAs of 3.5 or higher.

Note that there are some red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) hidden behind the green and blue in the middle of the graph. Some students who had grades and test scores that were on target for Temple did not get admitted. Note also that some students were accepted with test scores and grades a bit below the norm. This is because Temple has holistic admissions. Most important to the university is a strong academic record, but the application also includes a required essay, and the admissions folks take into consideration your extracurricular activities and, if you submit them, letters of recommendation. An interview is not required.

Your high school academic record will be the most important piece of your Temple application, and your AP, IB, Honors, and dual enrollment classes will all play a meaningful role in the admisssions process. The university will also want to see that you have completed four years of English and math, three years of science and history/social studies, two years of a foreign language, and a year of the arts.

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