If you are applying to Temple University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is February 1 and the application fee costs $55.
Here is an overiew of some of Temple University's admissions stats.
|Temple University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.5|
|Mean SAT Score||1225|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||30%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||5%|
These are the application deadlines for Temple University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||January 10|
|Regular Decision||Yes||February 1||––|
Temple University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Temple University will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 10.
Temple University accepts about 85% of early action applicants and 72% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Temple University admitted 13,852 of the 16,23 who applied early action.
➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Temple University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.
What does Temple University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Temple University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Temple University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Temple University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||3|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Temple University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Temple University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Temple University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 30% of Temple University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Temple University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1120 and 1320 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Temple University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1320 and 25% of scored lower than 1120, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Temple University student is 1225. ### What is a Good ACT Score for Temple University?
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Temple University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is June 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Temple University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Temple University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Temple University.
Does Temple University accept transfer credits?
✅ Temple University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Temple University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Temple University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Temple University?
❌ No, Temple University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Temple University's acceptance rate?
✅ Temple University has an acceptance rate of 72%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Temple University?
❌ Temple University does not offer early decision.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Temple University?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at Temple University was 85% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Temple University? Temple University is a somewhat selective institution. The Temple University acceptance rate is 72%. This means that the institution accepts 72 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Temple University is Feb 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Temple University is Jun 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1320 and Above
1120 to 1320
1120 and Less
The median SAT score for Temple University students is 1225. Applicants with SAT scores of 1320 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Temple University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1120 to 1320 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1120 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Temple University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Temple University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.46. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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