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Temple University

Temple University (commonly referred to as Temple) is a comprehensive public research university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The University was founded in 1884 by Dr. Russell Conwell. Currently, more than 37,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are enrolled in over 400 academic degree programs offered at seven campuses and sites in Pennsylvania, and international campuses in Rome, Tokyo, Singapore and London.
 
Temple is among the nation's largest providers of professional education (law, medicine, podiatry, pharmacy, dentistry, and architecture), preparing the largest body of professional practitioners in Pennsylvania.

Location

Address
1801 North Broad Street
City
Philadelphia
State
PA

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
28068
Total Graduate enrollment
8458
In State Tuition Fees
13406
Out State Tuition Fees
23432
ACT Score
24
SAT Score
1682
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.44
Male Female Ratio
49:51
Acceptance Rate
61%
Student Faculty Ratio
14:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
Temple University is a national center of excellence in teaching and research with an international presence. Our talented faculty and broad curriculum of over 400 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 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.
Mascot
Hooter The Owl
Colors
White and Cherry
Conference
American

College History

History

Temple University was founded in 1884 by Russell Conwell, a Yale-educated Boston lawyer, orator, and ordained Baptist Minister, who had served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Conwell came to Pennsylvania in 1882 to lead the Grace Baptist Church while he began tutoring working class citizens late at night to accommodate their work schedules.

These students, later dubbed "night owls," were taught in the basement of Conwell's Baptist Temple, hence where the university receives its name. The Grace Baptist Church quickly grew popular within the North Philadelphia area. A temporary board of trustees was created to handle the rapidly growing formalities associated with the church's programs. When the board conducted its first meeting they named Russell H. Conwell president of "The Temple College." Within the coming months, Grace Baptist Church appointed a new board of trustees, printed official admissions files, and issued stock to raise funds for new teaching facilities.

Regardless of whether they had the resources to support the school, Conwells desire was to give education to those who were unable to get it through the usual channels. Philadelphia granted a charter in 1888 to establish The Temple College of Philadelphia, but the city refused to grant authority to award academic degrees. By 1888, the enrollment of the college was nearly 600. It was in 1907 that Temple College revised its institutional status and incorporated as a university. Legal recognition as a university enhanced Temple in noticeable ways including its reputation, professional and graduate programs, overall enrollment, and financial support. Over time, Temple expanded: Samaritan Hospital was founded, a Medical School was added, and Temple merged with the Philadelphia Dental College. After the merger, Temple officially reincorporated as Temple University on December 12, 1907. Today, Temple is a Pennsylvania state-related university, meaning the university receives state funds, subject to state appropriations, but is independently operated.

College Specialty

Specialty

OUR mission is to support student success by delivering excellence in OUR practice. Through the stewardship of Temple University’s academic records, we serve as a resource for the University community and an advocate for students.

Alumni

Alumni

As of 2012, there were 260,000 living Temple alumni in all 50 states and 145 countries.

Alumni Association:www.alumni.temple.edu

Campus

Campus
The main campus is in North Philadelphia, about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of Philadelphia's central business district. It occupies 105 acres (420,000 m2); an estimated 12,000 students live on or near it. Events for students and the public include concerts, performances, clubs, exhibits and lectures.
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