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Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Temple University, one of the nation's largest centers of teaching, research and scholarship, is located in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A member of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Temple enrolls 33,347 full-time students and part-time students at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels in 14 schools and colleges.

The university offers bachelor's degrees in 90 areas, master's degrees in 88 fields, and doctoral and professional degrees in 70 areas.Temple is truly an international institution of higher learning, with five campuses in the Philadelphia area, including a Health Sciences Center, and overseas campuses in Tokyo, Japan and Rome, Italy .The university is known for the diversity of its students, faculty, and staff. For fall 1991, Latino student enrollment was 819, or 2.6%-- up 62% since Fall 1982. At Temple, a Latino Initiative Committee, convened last year by the University Provost, will be making recommendations to increase Latino enrollment at the undergraduate levels.

At the postgraduate level, Temple's Future Faculty Fellows Program has become a national model for recruiting and supporting able minority graduate students who will take professional positions in the academy.The university offers five residence halls, housing 3,200 students, and another 525-bed facility is under construction. On-campus family housing is available for graduate students.

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1888
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 24,674
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $204,178,000
Admissions Address

1801 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6096



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: April 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Dr. Timm Rinehart
Admissions office telephone: (215) 204-7200
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: April 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? Yes
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
http://www.temple.edu/undergrad/applying/index.htm Tuition deposit: $150 (Refundable)
Room deposit: $250 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 1 2
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 2 2
History 1 2
Academic electives 1 3
Total academic units 16 22

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: April 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 60%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 60%
Total applicants: 18,140
Total acceptances: 10,952
Total freshman enrollment: 3,888
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

Male applicants: 7,502
Male acceptances: 4,692
Male freshman enrollment: 1,766
Female applicants: 10,638
Female acceptances: 6,260
Female freshman enrollment: 2,122
Out-of-state freshmen: 29%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 18%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 50%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 88%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 64%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 98%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 490 – 590
Math: 500 – 600
Combined: 990 – 1190

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 3.0% 3.0%
600-699 21.0% 22.0%
500-599 48.0% 50.0%
400-499 26.0% 23.0%
300-399 2.0% 2.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 7%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 20 – 25

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 4.0% N/A N/A
24-29 32.0% N/A N/A
18-23 57.0% N/A N/A
12-17 7.0% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A


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