How much does Temple University cost?

Temple University Cost of Attendance
In-state $16,658
Out-of-state $28,418
On-Campus Room and Board $11,696
Off-Campus Room and Board $12,336
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $18,655
$30,000-$48,000 $19,296
$48,000-$75,000 $22,237
$75,000-$110,000 $18,655
Over $110,000 $26,941

Temple University Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 91% $8,441
Federal Grants 27% $4,651
Pell grants 27% $4,209
Other federal grants 8% $852
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 23% $3,771
Institutional grants or scholarships 82% $8,777
Student loan aid 66% $9,384
Federal student loans 65% $6,935
Other student loans 16% $15,953

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do community service 281 Up to $500
Visit a college campus 285 Up to $6,000
Do an extracurricular activity 283 Up to $2,000
Play a sport 148 Up to $1,500
Take a foreign language class 174 Up to $5,000
Have work experience 179 Up to $10,000

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Temple University Admissions

What is Temple University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 57%
Average GPA 3.44
SAT Submissions 92% of applicants
SAT Reading 500-610
SAT Math 510-620
SAT Writing 500-610
ACT Submissions 20% of applicants
Composite Score 22-27

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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 29580
Living on campus 8%
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
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Student Diversity

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About Temple University

Founded as a night school by Russell Conwell in 1884, Temple University has evolved into an international powerhouse in higher education and a top-tier research institution with roughly 40,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. As the largest university in one of the nation’s most iconic cities, Temple educates diverse future leaders from across Philadelphia, the country and the world who share a common drive to learn, prepare for their careers and make a real impact. Temple offers students a dynamic and nurturing learning environment with the support of a renowned faculty, dedicated academic advisors focused on setting a clear path to graduation and a broad curriculum of more than 500 academic programs. A longtime leader in professional education, Temple is also among the nation's largest educators in the combined fields of dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy and podiatry. Investments in the campus learning environment have elevated the university’s capabilities across its 17 schools and colleges with impressive results. In 2015, Temple achieved the R1 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, placing it among the most active research universities in the nation. Temple also recently celebrated several milestones, including a Rhodes scholar, a Goldwater scholar, and its largest and brightest graduating class. Temple’s bustling Main Campus is set against the backdrop of the Philadelphia skyline. Green space, athletic facilities and eclectic architecture ranging from the historic Temple Performing Arts Center to an emerging state-of-the-art Charles Library form a vibrant residential setting. Temple’s NCAA Division I athletic programs and hundreds of student organizations thrive on campus. Philadelphia’s public university, Temple provides an unparalleled value to families in the region and serves as an essential resource to the surrounding community. Temple also offers a gateway to the world with long-standing international campuses in Tokyo and Rome and study abroad opportunities across six continents.


1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA

Type Public
Profit Status
Category Research Universities
Setting Large City
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify