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.
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.
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities. They look at how often they're producing new ideas, what their reputation is around the world, and how much they're contributing to science and academic fields. After calculating and comparing these criteria, THE ranks the universities accordingly.
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator. They look at the number of award-winning (Fields Medals and Nobel Prize) scientists who are located there, how much of their research is cited and referenced around the world, and how much they've contributed to different academic fields. After calculating and comparing these criteria, ARWU ranks the universities accordingly.
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world. They measure university reputation based on the impressions of higher education experts, companies who hire graduates, and teaching quality. QS also considers the ratio of international teachers and students present at universities, as well as the times research papers were mentioned by researchers. After calculating and comparing these criteria, QS ranks the universities accordingly.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world. They measure the rate of students going to their second year of studies, as well as the rate of students who graduate. It also asks university representatives on the performance of universities, and evaluates university resources, teacher salaries, graduation rates, student academic achievements and satisfaction. After calculating and comparing these criteria, U.S. News ranks the top international universities accordingly.
Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (IDEAL)
Academic Resource Center
Digital Document Services
Disability Resources and Services
Housing and Residential Life
International Student and Scholar Services
Moving Services and Surplus Furniture
Planning and Design
Special Event Setups
Teaching and Learning Center
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.
Health and Wellness:
Environmental Health and Radiation Safety
Employee Health Services
Student Health Services
Tuttleman Counseling Services
Wellness Resource Center
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.
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.
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.