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Red-Hot Momentum

  • Students on Campus

    Temple has risen 14 spots in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings since the 2012 edition. Read more.

  • Temple professors posing

    Temple’s instructors are among the most cited in the nation, trailblazing new research and propelling students to success. Learn more.

  • Temple flag

    The groundbreaking Temple Option admissions path and Fly In 4 partnership are opening doors and increasing graduation rates. Read the article.

  • SERC building

    The new Science Education and Research Center boasts 247,000 sq. ft. and 68 labs for students to work alongside leading researchers. Learn about SERC.

  • Students walking by building

    Temple received the largest-ever number of applications for the class of 2020, which set records for overall size and academic strength. Read more.

  • Graduates sitting at commencement

    In classrooms, labs and beyond, Temple students are inspired to surge past boundaries and surpass their goals. Learn more.

Temple’s rankings growth is fueled by high graduation rates, accomplished graduate degree programs, new living and learning facilities and groundbreaking work in science education and research.

In the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, Temple rose to “highest research activity,” or R1, placing it among the top four percent of all four-year institutions in the nation.

This milestone follows Temple's ascent in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings (2016), in which the university surged six places to No. 115. Several graduate programs also have climbed the U.S. News ranks, including:

  • The Fox School of Business maintained its position as one of the premier business schools, retaining its ranking as No. 41 in the U.S.
  • The Beasley School of Law advanced to No. 50 in the nation, following a year in which it propelled nine spots to the No. 52 position.
  • The College of Education rose from No. 56 to No. 55, one year after it climbed seven spots.
  • The Lewis Katz School of Medicine improved from No. 55 to No. 54 for research.
  • Tyler’s glass program ranked No. 2 in the country.

From breakthrough research that’s a step closer to a cure for AIDS to bold and innovative ways to increase college access and reduce student debt, Temple is raising its national profile to new heights.