Temple University is on a 315-acre campus in an urban setting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There are many activities and organizations for Temple University students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Temple University also has fraternities and sororities.
Temple University has a thriving Queer Student Union. In fact, more students participate in Queer Student Union than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Temple University include Temple University Gamers' Guild, Habitat for Humanity, Temple University Community Service Association and American Medical Student Association.
Temple University students' favorite campus events are Welcome Week, Homecoming and Family Weekend and Student Activities Spring Event.
Temple University offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.
Most Temple University students live off campus. In 2021, 12% of undergrads at Temple University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 88% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Temple University. There are 5,604 spots available in on-campus housing for all 27,306 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 3,150 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Temple University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Temple University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Temple University:
|Sport||Mens Intramural||Womens Intramural||Mens Division||Womens Division||Mens Scholarships||Womens Scholarships|
|Cross Country Running||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Temple University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Temple University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Temple University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Additionally, Temple University has Lighted pathways/sidewalks.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Temple University, take Interstate 95 to Philadelphia, PA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Philadelphia International airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Temple University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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