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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

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Alivia
  • Jul-13-2017 I am a current student here

    On campus food and dining is pretty good. There are a variety of options, so there is something for everyone. Additionally, because Temple is located directly in North Philly, there are an array of delicious food trucks along campus streets! Temple is also under construction and within their additions to campus, they are updating food and dining. I know for sure that popular places like Chic-Fil-a and a full-scale Starbucks are being built in the Student Center!

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  • 5
  • Vincent
  • Jun-24-2017 I am a current student here

    Temple has so many options for eating. All kinds of fast food places exist around campus. Even better are the multitude of food trucks that often have very interesting and well-made food for very cheap. Philadelphia, including it's Chinatown, is only a few minutes away by subway or car, so there's great food all around.

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  • 4
  • Breeann from Millville, NJ
  • Jan-29-2017 I am a current student here

    There is a large variety of food on campus, but the meal plan policies are not ideal and dietary restrictions may be hard to accommodate.

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  • 3
  • Ariana from Sleepy Hollow, NY
  • Dec-26-2016 I am a current student here

    You get used to the food after a while. At first Morgan's dining hall will seem like it reign's supreme but it's barely a step up from J&H. The only perks are having Morgan 1st floor and Cosi because food from the student center isn't that great anyways.

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  • 5
  • Chirelle - Philadelphia, PA
  • Oct-16-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I believe temple is the best option for college because I can still go to McDonald's and out to eat because it's right around the corner. You won't be in harms way with getting food.

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  • 3
  • i from new jersey
  • Jul-31-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    the food was decent. nothing spectacular and i can see myself getting bored of the food on campus after a while. but we are in philly and from what i've seen there are a bunch of restaurants and food trucks all over and around campus and they seem to be cheaper than a meal plan.

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  • 4
  • corine - philadelphia, pa
  • Jun-15-2016 I am a current student here

    dining hall food is sometimes rough but you can definitely make it work. figuring out the items available and making new recipes is also a plus. meal plans at temple are also very flexible.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Ariana from Sleepy Hollow, NY
  • Dec-26-2016 I am a current student here

    Greek life is present here on campus, but it's not a huge force. No one really makes a big deal out of it but it can be fun and a good way to be a part of community service.

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  • 0
  • i from new jersey
  • Jul-31-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    not huge but there if you want it but not overwhelming if you don't. frat parties do happen. sororities can't have houses in pa so that's a bit of a disappointment if you are considering joining one.

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  • 0
  • corine - philadelphia, pa
  • Jun-15-2016 I am a current student here

    there is a greek life presence on campus which helps people who want to be in them. there is rush week for second semester freshman and on which help students to join them

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  • 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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