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Temple University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
27,075
Total Undergrads
Including 2,979 Part-time
4,329
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 18 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

53% Women
47% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Mid-American Conference

  • Football

Atlantic 10 Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

9
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $205,648)
11
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $76,233)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 93 117 - -
Baseball 33 - - -
Basketball 14 13 - Yes
Fencing - 17 Yes -
Field Hockey - 22 Yes Yes
Football 107 - - -
Golf 8 - - -
Gymnastics 21 22 Yes -
Lacrosse - 26 Yes -
Rowing 30 38 - -
Soccer 26 29 Yes Yes
Softball - 20 - Yes
Tennis 9 12 Yes -
Volleyball - 16 Yes Yes
Badminton - - Yes -
Bowling - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Swimming and Diving - - Yes -
Weight Lifting - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 9.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 14.1%
Hispanic 3.5%
Non-resident alien 4.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 12.6%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 55.4%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 7
Liquor Law Violation 12
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 6
Property Crime 19

Notable Alumni

  • Adam McKay, film director ("Step Brothers")
  • Bob Saget, comedian, actor ("Full House")
  • Hall & Oates, pop music duo
  • Jamie Thorn, associate graphics producer for ESPN's "SportsCenter"
  • Jill Scott, R&B singer
  • Michael Schoeffling, actor (Jake Ryan in "Sixteen Candles")
  • Paul F. Tompkins, actor, comedian
  • Tim Heidecker, host of "Time and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!"
  • Tom Sizemore, actor
  • Bill Cosby, comedian, actor, author
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Julian from Glen Burnie, MD
  • 5
  • I am a Resident Assistant at Temple and all I can say is that we are the BEST! The Temple University Office of Residential Life ensures that Temple students are…

  • May-17-2012 Read More
  • Mrs. M.
  • 3
  • So you are planning to live on campus? Well depending upon the dorm you are assigned to you still have the opportunity to make it feel like home. However, I…

  • Dec-04-2012 Read More
  • Carlos from Philadelphia, PA
  • 3
  • I lived in Peabody which was the cheapest option. I would advise dorming in a more expensive complex because my experience was less than enjoyable. The people overall were pleasant…

  • Jan-01-2013 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Imani from Teaneck, NJ
  • Sep-28-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food was good to be completely honest. No they are not serving you fillet mignon with a creamy truffle sauce and no their head chef isn't Alex Guarnaschelli. However comparing their food to High School food is like comparing the sun to the moon. This stuff is as good as its going to get! And by that I mean its tastes awesome. Its buffet style so theres always something Watch what you eat though I can totally see people gaining like 20 pounds because of all the fatty food

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  • 1
  • KB
  • Jul-09-2014 I am a past student here

    The food is awful for you. There are very VERY few healthy options. If you're on a diet you're stuck eating a salad every day or going to the same place over and over again. They also close many of the food options on the weekends, so you're stuck waiting almost two hours for your food or you have to buy it out of your own pocket. The buffet style dining hall will do weird things to your stomach. The only places worth eating are the SAC and Morgan hall, but they all serve terrible food for you unless you want to eat a salad where the lettuce has been sitting out all day. Another place is Cosi, but again, you'll wait in lines, for a long time. There's really no place to go if you just need something quick to grab between classes.

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  • 4
  • Sierra from PA
  • Jun-18-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There are so many places to eat that are on campus such as Maxi's Pizza and other restaurants. There are also dining halls that are located on campus; there is one in Johnson and Hardwick and it is open to students that buy a meal plan. There are several different plans you can buy ranging from a meal a day to three meals. There is currently a Qudoba on campus and rumor has it they are putting a Chipotle in in one of the new apartment buildings.

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  • 4
  • Judy from Philadelphia, PA
  • Jun-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Temple does have the Student Center, which is like a food court. The food trucks have delicious food;halal, crepes, pizza, and various cuisines. Also, there are local retail places like jimmy johns, 7-11, dunkin donuts, mcdonalds, wendys, starbucks, etc. There are lots of food places for lots of people with different tastes.

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  • 4
  • TU2018
  • Jun-08-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Have not tried the food here yet but I hear it is alright from current students; meal plans get boring eventually. There is a lot of variety around campus though through food trucks. If you need a new taste for your palate, head out into the city! So many places to choose from there.

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  • 4
  • Ashley from Lansdale, PA
  • May-14-2014 I am a current student here

    The food at school is pretty good. Theres a wide variety of food trucks around the area and on top of that Center City is not too far away making the variety even broader, but beware of Freshmen 15. If you're worried about that, no worries! Theres a gym that is free for students.

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  • 5
  • Gislle from West Hazleton, PA
  • Apr-17-2014 I am a current student here

    Food food food everywhere!!!!! Literally, the whole campus is flooded with food. We have a cosi on campus, Qudoba, Chipotle, Mcdonalds, Wendys, two Starbucks, thats just the fast food. There are about 10 to 15 places to dine in that the school provides all over campus. And if your not satisfied with that, theres always the food trucks which are great.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Imani from Teaneck, NJ
  • Sep-28-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I completely forgot to ask about this today.. I saw some greek housing

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  • 0
  • KB
  • Jul-09-2014 I am a past student here

    If you're a female and you're really really interested in greek life, Temple isn't for you. Philadelphia has a law where more than a certain number of women living together is considered a brothel, so there are no houses for you to stay. It's just like a regular club. On the other hand, the fraternities are broad and plentiful, and you all get houses (minus one I think)

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  • 0
  • Samantha from Egg Harbor Township, NJ
  • Jan-02-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is moderately popular at Temple. There is no pressure to join, though. Frats are responsible for many of the parties that happen on campus. Do not wear nice things to these.

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  • 0
  • Sydney from Owings Mlls, MD
  • Dec-27-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is present, but not forced upon students. There are people who are interested in it and participate, but there are many more who do not.

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  • 0
  • Kit from Philadelphia, PA
  • Dec-16-2013 I am a current student here

    I am unaware of the greek life, but I know it is busy and many people are in love with their sororities and fraternities. They host many events too, so its always fun to see what's new with them.

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  • 0
  • Samantha from Media, PA
  • Sep-18-2013 I am a current student here

    I am currently a pledge for the theater fraternity Alpha Psi Omega. There are also non-academic, ethnic, and religious fraternities and sororities.

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