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Temple University Profile - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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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. The university has a highly diverse student body with over 170 student clubs and organizations. The university also has an active Greek system. In athletics, the Temple Owls compete in the NCAA Division I American Athletic Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 36,744 (27,567 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 88% Full-time

Scholarships for Temple University (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $13,596 (in-state); $23,422 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,142
  • Other Expenses: $4,237
  • Total Cost: $29,975 (in-state); $39,801 (out-of-state)

Temple University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 88%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 78%
    • Loans: 69%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,322
    • Loans: $8,162

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Film Studies, Finance, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology, Radio and Television

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 87%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 36%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 66%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Temple University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.temple.edu/bulletin/Overview/about_temple/overview_about_temple.shtm

"Temple University is a national center of excellence in teaching and research with an international presence.

Our talented faculty and broad curriculum of nearly 300 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 life 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 long-time 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 100 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 that prize diversity of thought, excel in scholarly endeavors, and support the aspirations of capable students."

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