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Temple University

4.1 out of 5 (17 ratings / 15 reviews) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (37)
Medicine & Health (37)
Applied Sciences & Professions (4)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)



Temple University's history begins in 1884, when a young working man asked Russell Conwell if he could tutor him at night. A well-known Philadelphia minister, Conwell quickly said yes. It wasn't long before he was teaching several dozen students—working people who could only attend class at night but had a strong desire to make something of themselves.


Temple University educates a vibrant student body and creates new knowledge through innovative teaching, research and other creative endeavors. Our urban setting provides transformative opportunities for engaged scholarship, experiential learning, and discovery of self, others and the world. We open our doors to a diverse community of learners and scholars who strive to make the possible real.


Temple is investing millions of dollars into new and upgraded facilities as part of the Visualize Temple campus plan and the complementary Verdant Temple landscaping plan. Temple’s vibrant residential campus continues to evolve, with exciting new academic and recreation spaces, as well as significant renovations and upgrades.


The Temple University Career Center is a central resource that builds collaborative relationships among the Temple community, and empowers students and alumni through comprehensive career development services, driving successful careers.

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University Ranking

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Student services


  • Academic Affairs and Assessment
  • Alumni Relations
  • Board of Trustees
  • Bursar
  • Campus Operations
  • CFO and Treasurer
  • Dean of Students
  • Emergency Management
  • Enrollment Management
  • Equal Opportunity Compliance
  • Ethics & Compliance
  • Faculty Development and Affairs
  • Faculty Senate
  • Government, Community and Public Affairs
  • Institutional Advancement
  • Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (IDEAL)
  • International Affairs
  • President
  • Provost
  • Research Administration
  • Student Affairs
  • Undergraduate Studies
  • University Communications
  • University Counsel

Housing services

Campus Services

  • Academic Resource Center
  • Advising
  • Bookstore
  • Business Services
  • Campus Recreation
  • Campus Safety
  • Class Scheduling
  • Diamond Dollars
  • Digital Document Services
  • Dining
  • Disability Resources and Services
  • Facilities Management
  • Housing and Residential Life
  • International Student and Scholar Services
  • Leadership Development
  • Moving Services and Surplus Furniture
  • Parking
  • Planning and Design
  • Post Office
  • Real Estate
  • Registrar
  • Space Management
  • Special Event Setups
  • Student Activities
  • Study Abroad
  • Sustainability
  • Teaching and Learning Center
  • Travel
  • Veterans Affairs

Library services

Temple University Libraries bring together collections, people and services to facilitate teaching, learning and research success. We rank among the top university research libraries in North America and hold membership in the prestigious Association of Research Libraries.

Together Temple’s libraries hold more than four million bound volume equivalents, care for thousands of special collections of rare books and primary archival sources and provide a full range of services for faculty, students and community members.

Medical services

Health and Wellness

  • Athletics
  • Campus Recreation
  • Environmental Health and Radiation Safety
  • Employee Health Services
  • Student Health Services
  • Tuttleman Counseling Services
  • Wellness Resource Center

Student Life

Campus life

To know what Temple is really about, you have to experience it firsthand. Our Main Campus is an energetic community of students, faculty, and local culture. And the opportunities don't stop there. For Temple students, all of Philadelphia is a place to learn and branch out. 

Sports facilities

Recreational Sports activities have traditionally been among the most popular of the non-academic pursuits of college students. College life is more exciting and fulfilling when classroom learning is supplemented by a varied and productive array of leisure endeavors.

The primary goal of the Department of Campus Recreation is to provide the university community with quality-oriented leisure time opportunities in a safe environment. These sport-related activities may take many forms, such as intramurals, sport clubs, informal recreation, special events, aquatics, group fitness, adapted recreation or student staff development. 

Student clubs

You will never be bored at Temple. On a daily basis, you can choose from an eclectic array of cultural, athletic and social activities, such as student-run clubs, community-service projects, athletic events and musical performances.

These activities aren't simply time fillers. They're also opportunities to meet fellow students and expand your personal and professional networks. 


Temple University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I just started studying there and t is quite good so far

Go Owls!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The University is great. The diversity and countless international students make me feel at home.

Why I choose my university
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Although I am a prospective international student yet to go on campus in August, I am so much in love with my school environment already,

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