Temple University is on a 315-acre campus in the urban setting of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Temple University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Temple University has fraternities and sororities.
Temple University has the American Medical Student Association. In fact, more students participate in the American Medical Student Association than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Temple University include Temple University Gamers' Guild, Queer Student Union, Big Brothers Big Sisters at Temple and Habitat for Humanity.
Temple University students' favorite campus traditions are Weeks of Welcome, Homecoming and Family Weekend and Night Owl Events.
This table offers information on housing at Temple University.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||16%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||4,208|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||4,144|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||84%|
Temple University offers on-campus housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most Temple University students live off campus. In 2022, 16% of undergrads at Temple University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 84% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Temple University. There are 4,208 spots available in on-campus housing for all 25,967 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 4,144 students chose to live on-campus. 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 university, funding, and competition 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||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||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 Temple University, take Interstate 95 to Philadelphia, PA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Philadelphia International airport.
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