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Temple University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 2,979 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 18 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

53% Women
47% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Mid-American Conference

  • Football

Atlantic 10 Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $205,648)
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 -


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%
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Alivia
  • 3
  • The rating for dorm life at Temple varies depending on the residence hall. I stayed in a traditional (communal) residence hall my freshman year, which I enjoyed! Overall, dorm life…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Adam
  • I am a current student here

    If I could give this a 3.5 star I would. The dining halls on campus are mediocre. Some days it's a hit or miss. I've been to Morgan Dining Hall much more frequently than J&H, however I prefer J&H's dining hall over Morgan Dining Hall. The variety and stock of J&H is unbeatable. Morgan Hall's Dining Hall has been abysmal at times and the set up and layout just isn't exactly efficient. Temple's meal plans do allow for meal equivalencies which can be used at locations such as Chick-Fil-A, Panda Express, Salad Works, and many other locations. I'd say the quality of food received from these locations on campus is slightly sub-par as compared to a normal location of these restaurants, however.

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  • 3
  • Zav
  • I am a current student here

    Food plans are very expensive, however they are also convenient. I recommend not getting a food plan if you have an apartment near campus, and only getting one if you live in a dorm.

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  • 3
  • ANON
  • I am a current student here

    Meal plans are VERY expensive. Leaving that aside, there are many food places near Temple that accept diamond dollars. That way you're not just stuck with dining halls.

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  • 3
  • Kiana from Princeton Junction, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    Meal plans are expensive but there's a whole variety of them (even for commuters), so unless you're a freshman then you can choose any plan you want. Your student id double acts as your entry to hall buildings and your meal card so don't lose it! The food itself is mostly fast food (of course), so if you're super health-conscious, then I would recommend to either making your own food or be careful about what you eat. Also, I would try the food trucks since there's more variety of food than the actual food courts. The food trucks are cheaper and depending on which one you go to; they'll give you more for your buck.

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  • 4
  • Brandon from Philadelphia, PA
  • I am a current student here

    This year we just switched to Aramark from Sodexo and the year before that we switched to Coke from Pepsi, so may improvements have been happening. Meal plans are an easy option, and range from Chick-Fil-A to SaladWorks to Jamba Juice. Not to mention to sit-down dining halls.

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  • 5
  • Nicole - Philadelphia, PA
  • I am a current student here

    They have multiple options as far as food and dining. They have a kitchen serving food like a traditional college and then you have other options around campus. Temple is known for their food trucks. They have multiple types all over campus ranging in prices. They can vary from vegan and vegetarian to Vietnamese and dessert trucks! There is always something new to try!

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  • 4
  • Larice from Lancaster, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Temple University does really good with providing a bit of everything when it comes to food and dining. They have two major coffee franchises on campus (Starbucks and Saxby's), and anything from Chic-Fil-A to Mediterranean food and Sushi. They also have two main dining halls which are buffet style and have a pretty good amount of food and are almost always open.

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  • 4
  • Alivia
  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Adam
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is present at Temple, though it's not overwhelming. Temple's fraternities and sororities are very active in the sense that they always throw down and are a source of great time for many, but I personally do not attend frat parties as I much prefer house parties.

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  • 0
  • Zav
  • I am a current student here

    I am not in a frat however there are many frats/sororities for people to join.

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  • 0
  • Brandon from Philadelphia, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Sorry I canĂ¢??t be of much help here. But I do know that there are plenty of options and some of my friends have had a lot of fun.

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  • 0
  • Nicole - Philadelphia, PA
  • I am a current student here

    The Greek life is small at Temple. It is not something you need to be a part of to enjoy your experience at Temple. The Greek life is not like it is at larger schools. However if you do decide to join it will connect you to a lot of new students and experiences.

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  • 0
  • Ariana from Sleepy Hollow, NY
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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