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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
  • 5
  • Katie Rose from Northampton, PA
  • Aug-13-2015 I am a current student here

    I'm a big eater, Temple has the best on campus dining. Also, food trucks on campus are a good change up. This is my third year there and still havn't tried all of them!

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  • 5
  • Unknown
  • Jun-20-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food there is great and there are lots of choices.

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  • 4
  • Allison from Brick, NJ
  • Mar-05-2015 I am a current student here

    There is a massive selection of food choices on campus and around. Everyone finds their niche.

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  • 2
  • from Sebastopol, CA
  • Mar-01-2015 I am a current student here

    There's nothing substantial to eat inside the school, just vending machines. Go outside to a convenience store or restaurant for something better.

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  • 4
  • Lauren from Egg Harbor City, NJ
  • Feb-03-2015 I am a current student here

    Temple's food (provided by Sodexo) is probably of average quality for a large public university. It's not food you'll miss when you're home over breaks, but there's a large variety of options to use your meal plan on, including a Cosi (similar to Panera.) Non-meal-plan options on campus include several great food trucks, Chipotle, Subway, Pot Belly, Wendy's, McDonalds, Starbuck's, Saxby's, pizza, Fresh Grocer, and more.

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  • 5
  • Robert from West Chester, PA
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Dining options are endless at Temple. There are the usual university dining halls as well as some more upscale cafeterias located in some residence halls. In addition, there are restaurants on campus that accept meal plan swipes, such as Tony Luke's, Pleasant News Cafe, Pacific Kitchen, Wow Cafe, Charleston Kitchen and others. There are also other restaurants on or adjoining campus that will take our Diamond Dollars in payment. You will never struggle to find something good to eat at Temple.

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  • 3
  • MH from Philadelphia, PA
  • Dec-24-2014 I am a current student here

    This is not incredible. There are many beverage options and some for vegetarians, but do not expect a very worldly or fascinating array. Burgers are still a staple. The breakfast items are decent, offering cereals, fruits, eggs... However, the lines can be very slow and frustrating if you come at a busy time. A line for one station can lead into the next, making things confusing.

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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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