How much does Temple University cost?

Temple University Cost of Attendance
In-state $16,080
Out-of-state $28,992
On-Campus Room and Board $14,778
Off-Campus Room and Board $12,336
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $18,315
$30,000-$48,000 $18,879
$48,000-$75,000 $21,743
$75,000-$110,000 $18,315
Over $110,000 $27,623

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 90% $9,392
Federal Grants 29% $5,105
Pell grants 29% $4,525
Other federal grants 12% $971
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 25% $3,655
Institutional grants or scholarships 79% $7,840
Student loan aid 68% $9,760
Federal student loans 67% $6,624
Other student loans 17% $18,425

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Take a foreign language class 176 Up to $5,000
Take a challenging class 275 Up to $3,000
Play a sport 135 Up to $1,500
Visit a college campus 263 Up to $6,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 187 Up to $2,100
Do community service 268 Up to $500
Do an extracurricular activity 264 Up to $3,000
Have work experience 191 Up to $12,000
Attend a summer program 126 Up to $4,500

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Temple University Admissions

What is Temple University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 71%
Average GPA 3.44
SAT Submissions of applicants
SAT Reading 500-610
SAT Math 510-620
SAT Writing 500-610
ACT Submissions of applicants
Composite Score 22-27

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Temple University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 27307
Living on campus 18%
Transfer Students 6%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
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2 Student Testimonials



Freshman · Communication and Media Studies

I was very impressed by the students and the culture at Temple. Everybody is so passionate about what they do and they are supportive of each other. The work ethic of the students is extremely motivating. The opportunities to hold leadership positions in student organizations as a freshman is very important. The campus culture is very motivational, and I feel that Temple students really work hard to earn their achievements.



Freshman · Nursing

All the professors want you to succeed. They are all so personable and helpful. Some schools will over accept students into a major, making it more competitive to pass through and weeds out students, but NOT here at Temple. The professors really care about your learning! The main campus program board does an amazing job of organizing free events that are super fun and have amazing food always. The campus is gorgeous and safe, housing is spacious and comfortable.

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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. Temple offers students a dynamic and nurturing learning environment with the support of a renowned faculty, dedicated academic advisors and a broad curriculum of more than 500 career-focused 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’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 the state-of-the-art Charles Library form a vibrant residential setting. Temple’s NCAA Division I athletic programs and hundreds of student organizations also thrive on campus. As Philadelphia’s public university, Temple provides an unparalleled value to families in the region, and 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